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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Trevor Story (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 7
Best Rank# 5# 4
Worst Rank# 13# 12
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 12
Best Rank# 11# 9
Worst Rank# 15# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs100103
Home Runs3336
RBI8793
Stolen Bases2518
Batting Average.281.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 6# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 8# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 7# 8
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 7# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 8
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 8
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 7# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 9# 10
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 8# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 8# 10
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 5
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 10# 5
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 6
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 6
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 9# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 8# 7
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 9# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 8
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 12# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats235200
   
Runs4139
   
Hits6841
   
Singles4021
   
Doubles137
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI2822
   
Stolen Bases154
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks2446
   
Strikeouts6376
   
Batting Average.289.205
   
On Base Pct.355.356
   
Slugging Pct.519.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588549
   
Runs100103
   
Hits164153
   
Singles8985
   
Doubles3629
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs3336
   
RBI8793
   
Stolen Bases2518
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks5890
   
Strikeouts170154
   
Batting Average.281.283
   
On Base Pct.346.385
   
Slugging Pct.529.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.875.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 0-for-5 against the Giants on Friday evening. He struck out a total of three times in the effort. Colorado ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 7-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 25th
Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, a solo home run, and two runs scored Friday against the Mets.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 25th
 Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Nationals on Sunday. He also struck out once and stole second base. Colorado ultimately fell to Washington by a score of 3-0.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and one run scored Tuesday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 8th
 Rockies shortstop Trevor Story finished 1-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Nationals on Saturday. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 6-0.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 18th
Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored, six RBI, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over Washington.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 21st
 Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 1-for-3 with a solo homer against the Braves on Tuesday evening. He also drew a walk in the effort. Colorado ultimately defeated Atlanta by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
Christian Yelich has returned to the Brewers' lineup on Saturday against the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 21st
 Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Phillies on Saturday. However, he also struck out twice in the process. Colorado ultimately fell to Philadelphia by a score of 6-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 15th
Notes 
 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'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
  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