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Who Should I Draft?

Dansby Swanson or Kris Bryant (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 67
Best Rank# 37# 45
Worst Rank# 130# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 103# 114
Best Rank# 101# 95
Worst Rank# 114# 127
   
Projections 
   
Runs8789
Home Runs2125
RBI7875
Stolen Bases113
Batting Average.258.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 88
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 86# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 72
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 77
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 48# 97
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 74
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 69# 73
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 71
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 92
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 73
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 58# 75
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 46# 88
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 59# 71
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 67# 102
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 55# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 67# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 69# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 68
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 69# 68
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 70# 63
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 69
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 66
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 73# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 68
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 78# 64
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 79# 69
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 82# 67
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 84# 63
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 114# 73
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 130# 72
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats237131
   
Runs4920
   
Hits6527
   
Singles4017
   
Doubles155
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs104
   
RBI3511
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2212
   
Strikeouts7140
   
Batting Average.274.206
   
On Base Pct.345.293
   
Slugging Pct.464.351
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.644
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats562531
   
Runs8789
   
Hits144136
   
Singles8979
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2125
   
RBI7875
   
Stolen Bases113
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks5767
   
Strikeouts153147
   
Batting Average.258.260
   
On Base Pct.327.344
   
Slugging Pct.437.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Dansby Swanson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's game against the Nats.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 6th
Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a walk versus the Pirates Saturday. His double in the first inning briefly gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Apr 11th
 Dansby Swanson went 1-for-3 Sunday with a single and two strikeouts against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 4th
Kris Bryant started the scoring Thursday versus the Pirates. His solo shot was his second of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
 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
Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 but was placed at second base to start the home half of the 10th inning. He would come around to score to salvage some value for his owners.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Apr 8th
 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
Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a walk to end up with a run scored and a run driven in. The run he scored was the eventual winning run.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
 Dansby Swanson went 2-for-3 with a run scored Saturday against the Orioles in Grapefruit League action.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 28th
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant says he is fine after banging his knees on the low brick wall down the third base line as he pursued a foul ball Sunday, according to The Athletics Meghan Montemurro.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Apr 4th
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
Bryant had a terrible 2020 season, but it seems like fantasy managers are forgetting how consistent he's been. Over the last four seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .278 average, 29 home runs, 112 run scored, 80 RBI, and five steals. His quality of contact was awful last season, but hard contact has never really been his calling card anyway, and he battled back and wrist injuries. Bryant doesn't deserve a mulligan entirely for last season, but give it minimal weight in your evaluation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros