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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Luis Robert (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 26
Best Rank# 13# 11
Worst Rank# 53# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 39
Best Rank# 21# 34
Worst Rank# 29# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs9985
Home Runs2128
RBI7783
Stolen Bases622
Batting Average.307.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 25# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 18# 30
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 22# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 21# 32
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 27
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 15# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 23# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 27# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 34
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 21# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 27
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 23# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 22# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 33# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats195202
   
Runs4133
   
Hits7147
   
Singles4928
   
Doubles108
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI2731
   
Stolen Bases39
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks1820
   
Strikeouts2173
   
Batting Average.364.233
   
On Base Pct.421.302
   
Slugging Pct.590.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.011.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats579554
   
Runs9985
   
Hits176140
   
Singles12482
   
Doubles2926
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2128
   
RBI7783
   
Stolen Bases622
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks4943
   
Strikeouts87176
   
Batting Average.307.253
   
On Base Pct.361.307
   
Slugging Pct.474.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.772
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
News 
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-2 with a walk and scored a run while driving in two runners on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Orioles by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, May 16th
White Sox GM Rick Hahn says OF Luis Robert (hip) will be sidelined from baseball activities for 12-16 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 3rd
 DJ LeMahieu went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Thursday as the Yankees lost to the Rays by a 9-1 score.
John Aubin
Fri, May 14th
White Sox OF Luis Robert (hip) is expected to miss a significant period of time.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 3rd
 DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a strikeout in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Nationals.
John Aubin
Sat, May 8th
White Sox manager Tony La Russa says OF Luis Robert (hip) will be placed on the 10-day IL on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 2nd
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk as he scored two runs and drove in one runner on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Astros by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
Luis Robert was helped off the field in Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 2nd
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs during Saturday's 6-4 win over the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sun, May 2nd
Robert is back with the White Sox after a short stint on the IL with Covid-Flu like symptoms.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Apr 29th
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
Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
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
Luis Robert signed a long-term extension with the White Sox and has the upside to leap to superstardom in 2021. He slashed .233/.302/.406 with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases across 225 plate appearances. If it weren't for a rough September, Robert was well on his way to finishing as a top-20 player. His tools are off the chart and he will bat in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Everything is lined up for Robert to bust out if he can put it all together in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
 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
Robert came out of the gate like a rocket before hitting just .136/.237/.173 in September. The concern entering 2021 is that pitchers have figured out the book on Robert. While he was doing damage in July and August, Robert was swinging at everything thrown his way. Eventually, pitchers stopped giving him chances. The issue is Robert kept swinging. Baseball is a game of adjustments and it's now on him to adjust back. The talent and skills are here. Even it comes with a weak batting average, Robert has enough power/speed upside to remain fantasy relevant amid slumps. Similar to Adalbero Mondesi, consider Robert a very volatile player in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros