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Who Should I Draft?

Cavan Biggio or Jeff McNeil (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 63
Best Rank# 32# 38
Worst Rank# 117# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 60# 99
Best Rank# 54# 73
Worst Rank# 77# 105
   
Projections 
   
Runs8981
Home Runs2118
RBI7173
Stolen Bases146
Batting Average.243.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 63
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 47
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 84
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 70
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 53# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 65# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 64
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 60# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 49# 84
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 50# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 67# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 64# 86
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 46# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 67
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 62# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 74
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 50# 72
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 63
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 61# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 63# 69
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 71
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 64
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 60# 63
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 60# 64
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 65# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 60
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 67# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 71# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 73# 62
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 75# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 76# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 96# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 99# 66
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 102# 95
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 106# 101
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 117# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats220183
   
Runs4119
   
Hits5557
   
Singles3139
   
Doubles1614
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs84
   
RBI2823
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks4120
   
Strikeouts6124
   
Batting Average.250.312
   
On Base Pct.375.383
   
Slugging Pct.432.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.836
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats523556
   
Runs8981
   
Hits125163
   
Singles73106
   
Doubles2835
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2118
   
RBI7173
   
Stolen Bases146
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks9146
   
Strikeouts16282
   
Batting Average.243.296
   
On Base Pct.357.350
   
Slugging Pct.426.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
News 
 Cavan Biggio (elbow/back/neck) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Jeff McNeil went 1-for-3 with one single, one strikeout, and two RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Aug 14th
 Toronto Blue Jays infielder Cavan Biggio (elbow, neck) was diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his left elbow and is “week-to-week.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 25th
Jeff McNeil went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Aug 2nd
 Toronto Blue Jays infielder Cavan Biggio (neck, back) won't be activated from the 10-day injured list until he gets going in the minors.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 18th
Jeff McNeil is absent from Thursday's lineup against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 29th
 Cavan Biggio (back, neck) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 13th
Jeff McNeil went 2-for-5 with one run scored, one home run, one double, one strikeout, and two RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jul 28th
 The Toronto Blue Jays placed infielder Cavan Biggio (back, neck) on the 10-day injured list with back/neck problems.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 3rd
Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a RBI in game two of the double header after not playing in game one.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Jul 27th
Notes 
 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
Much of McNeil's 2020 season looked similar to his year in 2019. He hit over .300, rarely struck out, and got on base plenty. But the power gains that we saw in 2019 vanished, as he hit just four home runs over 52 games. His barrel rate (2.5%) and hard-hit percentage (26.5%) were some of the worst in the league, and he didn't even offer the token stolen base that he had chipped in during previous seasons. This is a scenario where McNeil's value to any particular fantasy manager will depend on the weight he or she gives to the shortened 2020 season. Given that McNeil never hit the ball particularly hard anyway, though, a good bet is to assume he at least returns to the high teens in home runs, slightly below his 2019 pace. With his strong average and multi-position eligibility, that makes McNeil an asset in the middle rounds.
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