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Who Should I Draft?

Cavan Biggio or Ke'Bryan Hayes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
44 of 51 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 85
Best Rank# 32# 57
Worst Rank# 117# 139
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 60# 133
Best Rank# 54# 127
Worst Rank# 77# 147
   
Projections 
   
Runs8972
Home Runs2116
RBI7162
Stolen Bases148
Batting Average.243.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 101
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 93
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 89
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 65# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 77
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 85
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 102# 139
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 94
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 75# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 102
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 53# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 85
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 83
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 65# 89
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 76# 91
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 88
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 60# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 70
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 105
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 71# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 49# 72
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 50# 73
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 67# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 83
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 73# 98
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 64# 73
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 46# 91
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 62# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 94
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 99# 113
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 85
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 50# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 91
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 96# 137
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 61# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 115
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 66
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 60# 86
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 60# 91
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 67# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 57
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 63# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 66
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 106# 98
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 117# 75
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats22085
   
Runs4117
   
Hits5532
   
Singles3118
   
Doubles167
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs85
   
RBI2811
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks419
   
Strikeouts6120
   
Batting Average.250.377
   
On Base Pct.375.442
   
Slugging Pct.432.682
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8071.125
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats523506
   
Runs8972
   
Hits125137
   
Singles7384
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2116
   
RBI7162
   
Stolen Bases148
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks9150
   
Strikeouts162116
   
Batting Average.243.275
   
On Base Pct.357.341
   
Slugging Pct.426.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
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
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Tigers.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
 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
Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (hand) is once again absent from the lineup on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 1st
 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
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Sunday against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 15th
 Cavan Biggio (back, neck) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 13th
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 8th
 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
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI, and one run scored Friday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 30th
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
Hayes came up through the minors as a glove-first prospect before erupting onto the major league scene by hitting 376/.442/.582 in a 24-game sample. His 92.8 mph average exit velocity and 55.4% hard-hit rate both would've ranked within the top-15 of baseball if he had the playing time to qualify. Hayes still hits more ground balls than I'd like, but he's talented enough to continue adjusting and is already a very different hitter than he was in 2019. Hayes might not hit 25+ homers but fantasy managers can expect a high average with a lot of doubles. Early-career Manny Machado is my best comparison for him.
Brendan Tuma - 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
Hayes had an outstanding 24-game run with the Pirates last year, hitting five home runs with an 1.124 OPS and a 55.4% hard-hit rate, which would have ranked seventh best in the majors had he had enough plate appearances. But that was far more offensve production than he had shown in the minors, where he totaled just a .752 OPS with 25 home runs in 461 career games. Hayes makes a ton of contact and should bat near the top of the Pirates order this year, so even if he regresses some offensively, he should still find enough counting stats to be useful. But don't expect 2020's power levels.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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
Ke'Bryan Hayes busted onto the scene once he was promoted to the majors. He slashed .376/.442/.682 with five home runs, 11 RBI, 17 runs scored and one stolen base across 95 plate appearances in 2020. The 24-year-old is expected to be the Pirates primary third baseman and hit in the top of the order. Hayes stole 25 bases in the minors from 2018-2019 and is a threat for double digit steals. Hayes will look to build on his 2020 campaign and could produce a 20-10 season for fantasy managers in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros