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Who Should I Draft?

Dansby Swanson or Carlos Correa (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
31 of 50 experts
38%
Recommended by
19 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 66
Best Rank# 37# 38
Worst Rank# 130# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 103# 121
Best Rank# 101# 88
Worst Rank# 114# 129
   
Projections 
   
Runs8776
Home Runs2125
RBI7888
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.258.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 85
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 97
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 86
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 74
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 48# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 124
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 78
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 55# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 92
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 69
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 71
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 69# 70
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 73# 97
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 67# 69
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 46# 73
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 59# 68
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 67# 74
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 58# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 49
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 69# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 69# 68
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 43
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 70# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 78# 66
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 79# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 82# 66
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 84# 58
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 86# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 114# 106
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 130# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats237201
   
Runs4922
   
Hits6553
   
Singles4039
   
Doubles159
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs105
   
RBI3525
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2216
   
Strikeouts7149
   
Batting Average.274.264
   
On Base Pct.345.326
   
Slugging Pct.464.383
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.709
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats562529
   
Runs8776
   
Hits144141
   
Singles8987
   
Doubles3128
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2125
   
RBI7888
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks5759
   
Strikeouts153135
   
Batting Average.258.269
   
On Base Pct.327.344
   
Slugging Pct.437.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.812
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
News 
 Dansby Swanson went 2-for-4 with a double, single, and RBI in Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 11th
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 on Monday with a home run. The blast came in the ninth inning and brought Houston within four, which would end up being the final margin. He also struck out twice in the loss.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 13th
 Dansby Swanson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's game against the Nats.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 6th
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa had a strong game at the plate on Thursday. He finished 2-for-3 with a double, homer, and walk. He scored twice and knocked in two runs. Houston defeated the Athletics, 6-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 9th
 Dansby Swanson went 1-for-3 Sunday with a single and two strikeouts against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 4th
All four Astros runs on Tuesday came via the long ball. Carlos Correa joined in on the fun with a two-run homer of his own in the top of the ninth inning. The blast broke a tie and gave Houston a 4-2 lead over the Angels. This score held up and the Astros notched their fifth win.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
 Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is back in the lineup on Tuesday after being scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League game with calf tightness.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Mar 30th
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa found the hit column on Monday, adding a double and RBI single. Houston lost to the Angels, 7-6, but Correa extended his hitting streak to three games.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
 Braves SS Dansby Swanson has been scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League contest due to calf tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 29th
According to Jon Heyman, the Astros offered shortstop Carlos Correa a six-year contract extension worth $120 million. As expected, Correa hasn't accepted the offer yet.
Corbin Young
Wed, Mar 24th
Notes 
 Swanson's four-year trend in OPS is .636, .699, .748, and finally .809 last season. There's little to dislike about his profile at this stage in his career. He makes consistently good contact, has improved his launch angle enough to where that contact translates into home runs, and his walk and strikeout rates are strong enough so that his batting average should remain a benefit to fantasy managers. He also ranked in the 90th percentile in sprint speed last season, so he should reach double digits in stolen bases this year, as he had done in the two years prior to 2020's shortened season. In short, Swanson's skill level and output should no longer be in doubt, and he makes a strong starting option at the shortstop position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
There's still plenty of upside with Correa, as he showed when he hit 21 home runs and drove in 59 runs in just 75 games in 2019 and went on a postseason tear last year. But he's also one of the bigger injury risks in the game, given that he hasn't topped 109 games played since 2016. The steal potential that he showed early in his career is gone after he struggled with back issues, as he hasn't stolen more than three bases in any of his last four seasons. That leaves Correa as someone who will likely contribute, but not excel, in four areas. With his upside, there's still a lot to like about his fantasy outlook. But realistically, with a different name on the back of his jersey, he'd probably go several picks later than he does.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros