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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
Recommended by
44 of 51 experts
Recommended by
7 of 51 experts
ECR# 62# 85
Best Rank# 32# 57
Worst Rank# 117# 139
Composite# 60# 133
Best Rank# 54# 127
Worst Rank# 77# 147
Home Runs2116
Stolen Bases148
Batting Average.243.275
Injury AlertIL10-
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 101
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 93
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 89
Site Projections
# 65# 108
Grey Albright
# 55# 77
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 83
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 85
Beast Dome
# 102# 139
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 94
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 75# 86
Andrew Gould
# 52# 102
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 53# 92
Wayne Bretsky
# 57# 79
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 85
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 83
Chris Meaney
# 65# 89
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 76# 91
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 88
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 60# 64
Mario Mergola
# 68# 70
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 105
Nick Mariano
# 71# 95
Mike Maher
# 49# 72
Michael Waterloo
# 50# 73
Donkey Teeth
# 67# 69
Dan Harris
# 42# 83
Pierre Camus
# 48# 85
Andrew Seifter
# 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
# 62# 90
Ariel Cohen
# 65# 94
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 99# 113
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 85
Brendan Tuma
# 50# 58
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 91
Carmen Maiorano
# 96# 137
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 61# 88
Nate Miller
# 44# 115
Brad Camara
# 50# 66
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 60# 86
Chris Clegg
# 60# 91
Joe Pisapia
# 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
# 82# 80
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 66
Nicklaus Gaut
# 106# 98
Corbin Young
# 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
Home Runs85
Stolen Bases61
Caught Stealing00
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
Home Runs2116
Stolen Bases148
Caught Stealing32
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
 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
 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