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Who Should I Draft?

Corey Seager or Rafael Devers (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 19
Best Rank# 10# 13
Worst Rank# 37# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 40
Best Rank# 22# 35
Worst Rank# 38# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs9595
Home Runs2931
RBI99101
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.290.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 13
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 19# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 27
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 26# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 15# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 22
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 19# 27
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 23# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 19# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 14# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 18# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 20
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 24# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 21
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 24
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 25# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 17
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 32# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats212232
   
Runs3832
   
Hits6561
   
Singles3733
   
Doubles1216
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI4143
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1713
   
Strikeouts3767
   
Batting Average.307.263
   
On Base Pct.358.311
   
Slugging Pct.585.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.943.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats557589
   
Runs9595
   
Hits160165
   
Singles9291
   
Doubles3740
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2931
   
RBI99101
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks5445
   
Strikeouts111138
   
Batting Average.290.282
   
On Base Pct.353.334
   
Slugging Pct.521.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.852
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a double as the Dodgers pounded the Padres 8-3 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 1st
Rafael Devers went 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs, and three runs scored in their playoff clinching win on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Oct 4th
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a strikeout in the Dodgers' 11-9 win over the Padres on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 30th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with with a double, and a run scored in Sunday's tough loss to the New York Yankees.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Sep 27th
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 4-for-5 with two RBI as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 7-5 in extra-innings on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 23rd
Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a home run, and three RBIs. He was responsible for all three of the Red Sox runs in this contest against the Yankees on Friday.
Liam Gibney
Sat, Sep 25th
 Shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk as the Dodgers lost to the Reds 3-1 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 18th
Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored in Saturday's 9-3 win over Baltimore.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 19th
 Corey Seager went 1-for-4 on the day, hitting a solo shot to open the scoring for the Dodgers in the fourth inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
Rafael Devers went just 1-for-4 on the day, striking out twice. But he salvaged his fantasy day with a solo homer in the eighth inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 14th
Notes 
 2020 was essentially a perfect season for Seager. More than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he morphed into the player that most people expected him to be at this stage of his career. Seager increased his barrel rate from 7.3% to 15.8%, his average exit velocity from 88.8 MPH to 93.2 MPH, and his hard hit percentage from 38.2% to a remarkable 55.9%. Seager's 2020 season does not look fluky, but rather the product of a highly-touted prospect being fully recovered from injury and entering his prime. Seager may not reach the nearly 50-homers he was on pace to hit last year, but a 30-homer season with above a .300 average is well within reach. In other words, his performance over the shortened season is not one to write off.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Devers' 2020 season was . . . fine. That's about the best you can say about it. He still hit the ball hard, ranking in the 96th percentile in average exit velocity, and he increased his barrel rate significantly. His counting stat paces from his breakout 2019 season went down, but not dramatically so (other than his batting average), and fantasy managers never felt like Devers was a drain on their teams. But, at the same time, his already poor walk rate declined, his strikeout rate jumped to a career worst, and he didn't even attempt a single stolen base. Devers is just 24 years old, so there is plenty of upside for him. The safest course of action is to build in some natural regression from Devers' strong 2019 season, and pencil him in for roughly 30 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI. That still makes him an asset to any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Seager appears to be all the way back from an injury-riddled 2018 campaign that saw him undergo elbow and hip surgeries. He was fantastic last summer, posting an exciting stat line with even more impressive numbers under the hood. Seager hit .307 but had an xBA of .330. He slugged .585 but had an xSLG of .653. Currently tearing the cover off the ball this spring, he's a first-round caliber bat who often slips to the third and fourth rounds of most drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Just like in 2019, Devers got off to a slow start last season. He posted a weak .543 OPS over his first 14 games before coming to life with an .868 mark over his final 43 contests. Devers' O-swing has increased every year that he has been in the league, up to 42.3% in 2020. His breakout 2019 saw him make contact on an unsustainable number of pitchers outside the zone. The young third baseman is able to do damage on anything he makes contact with, but he needs to decrease the amount of strikeout to become a consistently elite hitter.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 Has as good a chance as anyone to be in first round 2022 draft conversations next season, as long as he can stay healthy. A true superstar breakout is on the horizon.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Devers would be more appealing if he stole bases more often, but batting in the middle of the mediocre Red Sox lineup does not scream huge season. He is a fine pick, but not someone primed to break out.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy