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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Trevor Story (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 8
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 12# 13
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 13
Best Rank# 9# 11
Worst Rank# 13# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs103100
Home Runs3633
RBI9387
Stolen Bases1825
Batting Average.283.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 12# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 9# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 9# 5
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 10# 9
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 10# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 7
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 10# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 11# 9
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 10# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 9
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 7
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 9
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 7# 9
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 7# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 8# 11
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 8# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats200235
   
Runs3941
   
Hits4168
   
Singles2140
   
Doubles713
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI2228
   
Stolen Bases415
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4624
   
Strikeouts7663
   
Batting Average.205.289
   
On Base Pct.356.355
   
Slugging Pct.430.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.786.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549588
   
Runs103100
   
Hits153164
   
Singles8589
   
Doubles2936
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs3633
   
RBI9387
   
Stolen Bases1825
   
Caught Stealing47
   
Walks9058
   
Strikeouts154170
   
Batting Average.283.281
   
On Base Pct.385.346
   
Slugging Pct.538.529
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 Brewers' star OF Christian Yelich remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Apr 14th
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went just 1-for-4 with a single in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers. His batting average dropped to .265 in the effort.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 15th
 Brewers star OF Christian Yelich (back) remains out of the lineup in Tuesday’s game against the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 13th
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Sunday's loss. He also stole a base. In the end, though, Story was not able to score and Colorado fell to the Giants, 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 10th
 Brewers star OF Christian Yelich (back) isn't starting in Monday’s contest against the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 12th
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 2-for-4 on Thursday with a double and triple. He finished the game with two RBI and elevated his season batting average to .226.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
 Brewers LF Christian Yelich was removed from Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to back soreness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
Trevor Story's early-season woes continue as he now drops below the Mendoza line. The shortstop went hitless through five at-bats on Wednesday, striking out twice along the way. He also left four players on base, though it didn't matter in the end as the Rockies won, 8-0.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 8th
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with three runs, two walks, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Apr 10th
For the second game in a row, Trevor Story notched two hits. The Rockies shortstop has been solid through a pair of games, serving as a reliable No. 3 hitter in the lineup. Colorado ultimately lost to the Dodgers, but Story provided a boost on offense and was responsible for one run as he scored on a Charlie Blackmon homer in the seventh inning.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 3rd
Notes 
 Yelich's 2020 season was, in a word, bizarre. After batting .327 combined from 2018-2019, his batting average dropped to a meager .205 last year. Although he hit the ball as hard as ever, setting career highs in average exit velocity and hard hit percentage, his strikeout rate ballooned more than 10 points to 30.8%. At the same time, Yelich's walk rate jumped up to 18.6%. Unsurprisingly, the reason for the jump in both Yelich's strikeouts and walks was that he simply swung less - just 34.6% of the time after his mark hovered above 44% the previous two seasons. If Yelich takes the same passive approach in 2021, then it's likely that his batting average will remain below what fantasy managers had come to expect. But considering that his season was so out of line with what he'd produced since coming to Milwaukee, fantasy managers should expect far more this season, and feel confident drafting him late in the first round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Story had his usual stellar year in 2020, putting up strong overall numbers and offering a rare power and speed combination. As usual, he greatly outperformed his expected statistics, but that's been the norm for Story throughout his career and isn't all that unexpected since he plays in Colorado. Story is entering his walk year, so the chances of a trade, which would diminish his value, remain a possibility. But there are few safer players in the game as of this moment, and he's a locked-in first round pick. The only question surrounding Story is whether he or Trea Turner should be the first shortstop selected in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Yelich was a bust for those who used a top-three selection on him in 2020 fantasy drafts. Don't let that scare you off, however. One of the biggest factors we need to consider for draft prep this year is how much should we weigh 2020? Yelich actually had a higher average exit velocity, a higher hard-hit rate, and a better walk rate than he did in 2019. He was just striking out way more often than usual. That, to me, looks like a profile in which Yelich would've eventually rebounded over the course of a full year. Perhaps he was pressing due to the depletion of Milwaukee's lineup, but Yelich's batted ball data is fine. I'm taking the discount and drafting him in the late-first with confidence.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros