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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Marcus Semien (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 55
Best Rank# 26# 33
Worst Rank# 99# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 62# 76
Best Rank# 54# 62
Worst Rank# 63# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs3437
Home Runs69
RBI2728
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.300.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 54# 100
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 67
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 51# 69
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 51# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 53# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 52
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 38# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 74
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 56# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 45
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 37# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 57# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 57# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 56
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 61# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 69# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 66
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 78# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 85# 55
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats602657
   
Runs109123
   
Hits197187
   
Singles136104
   
Doubles3343
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs2633
   
RBI10292
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks4687
   
Strikeouts90102
   
Batting Average.327.285
   
On Base Pct.375.370
   
Slugging Pct.518.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.893.892
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203214
   
Runs3437
   
Hits6159
   
Singles4336
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs69
   
RBI2728
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks1726
   
Strikeouts3340
   
Batting Average.300.277
   
On Base Pct.353.354
   
Slugging Pct.452.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.804.823
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
News 
 The Yankees officially placed LeMahieu on the 10-day IL following his COVID-19 diagnosis on Saturday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
Marcus Semien went 2-for-3, with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Saturday’s Cactus League action against the Indians.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Mar 1st
 2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 
Notes 
 LeMahieu tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, according to the Yankees. Assuming he rejoins the team by the start of the season - a big "if" but somewhat likely given his early positive test - then he should have little difficulty getting ready for the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Marcus Semien is one of the most polarizing figures in fantasy this year. He had an MVP-type season last season - not saying that lightly at all - and there's not much in the peripherals that scream regression is coming, but he is a 29-year-old who had a breakout season by all accounts. Prior to 2019, he was the definition of a replacement-level fantasy option. There should always be trepidation with those types of breakouts.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros