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Who Should I Draft?

Cavan Biggio or Anthony Rizzo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 62
Best Rank# 40# 32
Worst Rank# 80# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 60
Best Rank# 75# 54
Worst Rank# 98# 77
   
Projections 
   
Runs8689
Home Runs2721
RBI8771
Stolen Bases614
Batting Average.268.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 60
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 102
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 65
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 82
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 53# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 64# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 68
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 71
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 48# 50
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 99
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 58# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 47# 96
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 61
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 56# 63
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 49# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 48# 117
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 53# 60
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 67
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 51# 106
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 54# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 55# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 54# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 52
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 56# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 57
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats203220
   
Runs2641
   
Hits4555
   
Singles2831
   
Doubles616
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI2428
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2841
   
Strikeouts3861
   
Batting Average.222.250
   
On Base Pct.342.375
   
Slugging Pct.414.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.755.807
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548523
   
Runs8689
   
Hits145125
   
Singles8973
   
Doubles2728
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2721
   
RBI8771
   
Stolen Bases614
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks7491
   
Strikeouts99162
   
Batting Average.268.243
   
On Base Pct.356.357
   
Slugging Pct.471.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.782
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
News 
 Anthony Rizzo did not produce a run in the win Tuesday versus the Brewers. However, he did steal his second base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Apr 14th
Cavan Biggio went 2-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts on Tuesday night as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 14th
 Anthony Rizzo launched a homer Thursday versus Pittsburgh. It drove in a key insurance run. He had scored earlier on Baez's home run that was the winning blow.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
Cavan Biggio is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup Saturday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
 Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-2 but walked twice and scored a run. He also stole his first base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
Craig Biggio went 1-for-4 at the plate with a solo homer in a loss to the Angels in extra-innings on Thursday by a 7-5 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 9th
 Anthony Rizzo doubled for one of only two hits by the Cubs in their first game of the regular season. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 2nd
Cavan Biggio went 1-for-2 at the plate with two walks, a home run, three runs scored and drove in one runner on Monday as the Blue Jays beat the Rangers by a 6-2 win.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 5th
 Cubs president Jed Homer said Wednesday that he remains confident the team will be able to come to agreement on a contract extension with Anthony Rizzo.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Mar 31st
Cavan Biggio (finger) is playing third base and batting second in Thursday's game against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 1st
Notes 
 Rizzo's average dropped to just .222 last year and his counting stats waned, though the latter failing was much more due to the lack of production from the rest of the Cubs lineup. His walk and strikeout rates, however, stayed mostly in line, and his BABIP was an artificially low .218 (career mark of .289), which is partly why there was such a gap between his xBA of .266 and his actual batting average. With that said, Rizzo didn't hit the ball nearly as hard last year, as he saw career worsts in average exit velocity and hard hit rate. He likely won't ever be the player he was at his peak, but there's still plenty in his bat that can help fantasy managers, including the handful of steals he will throw in each year. He's a starting-caliber first baseman still, without question, and he'll go at a discount because of last year's numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Biggio doesn't hit the ball particularly well and is passive almost to a fault. He swung at just 36% of the pitches he saw last year, third-fewest in MLB, and that represents a continued trend. That passivity leads to increased strikeouts, but also plenty of walks, as Biggio took a free pass 15.5% of the time last season, which ranked in the top 8 percent of baseball. Despite not making consistently strong contact, Biggio has hit 24 home runs in his 159 major league games, and he's added on 107 runs and 20 steals. Those numbers play extremely well for fantasy, particularly at the weak second base position. Biggio is likely to add third base eligibility with the Blue Jays' addition of Marcus Semien, which should only add to his value, and he makes a fine pick if you can nab him in the fifth round or so where his ADP generally lands.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Too many holes in Biggio's batting profile for me to draft him at his inflated ADP. It also looks like he will open the season batting 7th which is not ideal as I do not see him hitting his way into a top 3 spot in the order.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Biggio has posted elite walk rates in his first two seasons in the majors and he's 20-for-20 in stolen base attempts to begin his career. This makes him a useful player in several formats, raising his floor. However, his batted ball data is admittedly worrisome, and his profile looks like the type that could be affected by a deadened ball this season. Further complicating the situation is the Blue Jays' offseason addition of Marcus Semien, leaving Biggio without a true defensive home on the roster. There's enough downside here for me to be fading him at his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
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