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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Eugenio Suarez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
46 of 51 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 41
Best Rank# 13# 22
Worst Rank# 53# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 61
Best Rank# 21# 59
Worst Rank# 29# 69
   
Projections 
   
Runs9986
Home Runs2138
RBI77103
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.307.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 38
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 33
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 22# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 69
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 49
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 42
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 15# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 48
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 24# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 23# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 57
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 21# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 47
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 54
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 30
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats195198
   
Runs4129
   
Hits7140
   
Singles4917
   
Doubles108
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1015
   
RBI2738
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1830
   
Strikeouts2167
   
Batting Average.364.202
   
On Base Pct.421.312
   
Slugging Pct.590.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.011.781
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats579551
   
Runs9986
   
Hits176138
   
Singles12474
   
Doubles2924
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2138
   
RBI77103
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4973
   
Strikeouts87174
   
Batting Average.307.253
   
On Base Pct.361.341
   
Slugging Pct.474.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.848
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, double, and scored a run as the Yankees lost to the Indians on Sunday by an 11-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home runs Monday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 21st
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday in the win against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 15th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run Friday against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with a walk on Friday night as the Yankees lost to the Mets by a 10-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 11th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run Friday against the Tigers.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 4th
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Friday as the Yankees defeated the Orioles in 11 innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 4th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 1st
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and scored two runs on Monday night as the Yankees lost to the Angels by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 14th
Notes 
 LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Suarez's power numbers were again strong in last year's shortened season, but his batting average plummeted to just .202. He hit the ball as hard as ever, however, and ranked in the top 9% of the league in average exit velocity. Suarez's BABIP was just .214 (he has a .310 mark), and although he hit more fly balls than usual, there's nothing to suggest that his batting average should have fallen off a cliff. In other words, there's plenty of reason to expect Suarez to hit closer to his .261 career batting average this year. Add to that his potential for 40 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI, and he'll likely be a value in this year's draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 One of my biggest fades this season. DJL is great, but is more of a real life player than he is a fantasy player. Not reaching for him at his ceiling.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros