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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Rafael Devers (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
11 of 21 experts
48%
Recommended by
10 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 22
Best Rank# 16# 16
Worst Rank# 48# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 42
Best Rank# 22# 37
Worst Rank# 28# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs9997
Home Runs2131
RBI77102
Stolen Bases65
Batting Average.308.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 16# 26
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 21# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 22# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 23
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 24# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 25
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats195232
   
Runs4132
   
Hits7161
   
Singles4933
   
Doubles1016
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI2743
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1813
   
Strikeouts2167
   
Batting Average.364.263
   
On Base Pct.421.311
   
Slugging Pct.590.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.011.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats579595
   
Runs9997
   
Hits176166
   
Singles12492
   
Doubles2940
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2131
   
RBI77102
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4946
   
Strikeouts85139
   
Batting Average.308.282
   
On Base Pct.359.331
   
Slugging Pct.476.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.846
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Yankees have come to terms with DJ LeMahieu on a six-year, $90 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 15th
Rafael Devers agreed to a one-year, $4.575 million deal with the Red Sox to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 Free agent 1B/2B DJ LeMahieu is reportedly finalizing a contract with the New York Yankees. A deal could happen as soon as Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
 
 Tim Brown of Yahoo reports free agent INF DJ LeMahieu told his representatives to begin negotiations with other clubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 11th
 
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
Devers' 2020 season was . . . fine. That's about the best you can say about it. He still hit the ball hard, ranking in the 96th percentile in average exit velocity, and he increased his barrel rate significantly. His counting stat paces from his breakout 2019 season went down, but not dramatically so (other than his batting average), and fantasy managers never felt like Devers was a drain on their teams. But, at the same time, his already poor walk rate declined, his strikeout rate jumped to a career worst, and he didn't even attempt a single stolen base. Devers is just 24 years old, so there is plenty of upside for him. The safest course of action is to build in some natural regression from Devers' strong 2019 season, and pencil him in for roughly 30 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI. That still makes him an asset to any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - 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