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Who Should I Draft?

Cavan Biggio or Matt Olson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
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# 56# 62
Best Rank# 24# 32
Worst Rank# 94# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 60
Best Rank# 66# 54
Worst Rank# 91# 77
   
Projections 
   
Runs8189
Home Runs3621
RBI9871
Stolen Bases214
Batting Average.244.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 60
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 52# 102
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 58# 65
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 60# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 70# 82
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 52# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 76
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 51# 68
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 71
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 38# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 53# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 55# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 59# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 64# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 89# 99
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 57# 60
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 96
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 55# 61
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 45# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 57# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 60# 117
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 51# 60
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 46# 67
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 60# 106
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 53# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 53# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 48
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 53# 50
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 53# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 53# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 52
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 54# 53
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 94# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 58
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 91# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 65
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats210220
   
Runs2841
   
Hits4155
   
Singles2231
   
Doubles416
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs148
   
RBI4228
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3441
   
Strikeouts7761
   
Batting Average.195.250
   
On Base Pct.310.375
   
Slugging Pct.424.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.734.807
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538523
   
Runs8189
   
Hits130125
   
Singles6873
   
Doubles2428
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3621
   
RBI9871
   
Stolen Bases214
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7191
   
Strikeouts168162
   
Batting Average.244.243
   
On Base Pct.332.357
   
Slugging Pct.492.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.782
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Cavan Biggio
2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
News 
 Matt Olson went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs in the Athletics 13-12 extra-inning win Wednesday over the Twins.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 21st
Cavan Biggio went 0-for-3 at the plate but walked twice and scored a run while driving in a run on Wednesday as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with four RBIs and one run in the Athletics 7-0 win in game one of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 21st
Cavan Biggio has returned to the lineup after missing several games with a hand injury. He is batting sixth and playing left field against the Red Sox.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 20th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 win Sunday over Detroit. It was the eighth straight win for Oakland.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 18th
Blue Jays INF Cavan Biggio (thumb) is not in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
 Matt Olson went 2-for-3 with one RBI, two runs and one walk in the Athletics 7-0 win Saturday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
Cavan Biggio (hand) is absent from Toronto's lineup in Game 1 of their Saturday doubleheader versus the Royals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 17th
 Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 3-0 win Friday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
Cavan Biggio (hand) is absent from Toronto's lineup in Game 1 of their Saturday doubleheader versus the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 17th
Notes 
 Olson again hit for a ton of power last year, and ranked in the top nine percent of the league in average exit velocity for the third straight season. But he struck out 31.4% of the time, which contributed to a massive average drop to just .195. Olson had a bit of bad luck, as his xBA was .224, but still, it was by far his worst career mark. Although he'll never be a high average hitter, it's a good bet that he'll return something this year closer to his .245 career mark. Combine that with his likely near-40 home run season, and he'll make a fine mid-round selection and starting first baseman for any fantasy team.
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
 Olson's Statcast profile was a bit all over the place last year. However, the biggest reason to buy back in this season is the disastrous .227 BABIP he posted (compared to .292 and .300 marks from the previous two campaigns). Olson still managed to hit 14 homers in the shortened season, which means the power is still there. The expectation of some better luck means he might be my single biggest first base target in drafts this spring.
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
  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