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Who Should I Draft?

Carson Kelly or Isiah Kiner-Falefa (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
24 of 44 experts
45%
Recommended by
20 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 185# 182
Best Rank# 119# 127
Worst Rank# 237# 300
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 296# 282
Best Rank# 229# 252
Worst Rank# 350# 345
   
Projections 
   
Runs6442
Home Runs815
RBI4649
Stolen Bases130
Batting Average.261.240
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 158
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 121# 156
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 187
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 192# 244
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 156# 185
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 152# 210
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 138# 195
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 123# 172
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 186# 220
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 137# 174
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 218# 249
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 125
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 196
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 173# 176
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 146# 165
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 185# 186
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 163
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 188# 300
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 170# 177
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 165# 177
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 175
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 157# 158
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 210# 225
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 158# 127
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 139
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 150# 144
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 237# 155
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 162
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 167
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 169
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 193# 169
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 185# 173
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 174
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 180# 175
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 206# 176
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 177
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 179
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 180
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 199# 182
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 189# 183
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 195
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 201# 197
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 214# 207
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats211122
   
Runs2811
   
Hits5927
   
Singles4917
   
Doubles45
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs35
   
RBI1019
   
Stolen Bases80
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks146
   
Strikeouts3229
   
Batting Average.280.221
   
On Base Pct.329.264
   
Slugging Pct.370.385
   
On-base Plus Slugging.699.649
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519347
   
Runs6442
   
Hits13483
   
Singles10050
   
Doubles2317
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs815
   
RBI4649
   
Stolen Bases130
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks3838
   
Strikeouts9784
   
Batting Average.261.240
   
On Base Pct.312.316
   
Slugging Pct.366.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.678.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
News 
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with a single against the Astros on Thursday evening. Texas ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 12-1.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 17th
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer as the D-Backs went on to lose 8-5 to the Seattle Mariners.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 4th
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base against the Athletics on Sunday. He also scored and struck out once apiece. Texas ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Padres 3-0 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-5 with a single and two strikeouts against the Athletics on Friday evening. Texas ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 10-5.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
Catcher Carson Kelly went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 8-7 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Aug 27th
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Angels on Saturday evening. Texas ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 4-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 5th
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Pirates.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 24th
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa finished 0-for-4 while stranding four runners on base against the Rockies on Monday evening. Texas ultimately defeated Colorado by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Aug 31st
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Aug 19th
Notes 
 If IKF is still catcher eligible in your league, I would certainly make him a target of mine. He should be hitting at the top of the Texas lineup and can mix in some power and base stealing. Even a 10/10 season would make him a super solid C1 option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
After an impressive 2019 season during which he hit 18 home runs in just 111 games, Kelly had a down 2020, batting just .221 with five long balls. Kelly's walk rate regressed significantly to just 4.7%, and he showed little of the patience that brought him success in 2019. Daulton Varsho is a threat to his playing time, but it seems like Kelly will have the lead role behind the plate, with Varsho filling in and getting time at outfield. That should make Kelly a borderline startable catcher in most mixed leagues, assuming he can bounce back from his down 2020 campaign.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros