Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Dominic Smith or Ramon Laureano (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Dominic Smith
1B,LF - NYM
Dominic Smith
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 82# 86
Best Rank# 50# 44
Worst Rank# 112# 132
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 147# 123
Best Rank# 133# 114
Worst Rank# 156# 136
   
Projections 
   
Runs8268
Home Runs2323
RBI7377
Stolen Bases132
Batting Average.253.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 111
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 76
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 95
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 58# 97
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 106
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 81# 88
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 112
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 88# 103
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 82# 114
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 78
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 83# 88
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 93# 101
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 83# 89
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 88
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 75# 90
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 93
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 83# 112
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 86# 102
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 87# 99
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 65# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 82# 89
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 89# 121
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 88# 120
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 52# 107
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 83# 84
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 82# 132
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 66# 92
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 80# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 80# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 79# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 93# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 64
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 106# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 75# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 82# 71
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 104# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 87# 72
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 79# 73
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 88# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 78# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 76
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 85# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 97# 80
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 87# 81
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 112# 82
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 85# 83
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 91# 85
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 102# 97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Dominic Smith
1B,LF - NYM
Dominic Smith
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats183177
   
Runs2727
   
Hits3956
   
Singles2424
   
Doubles821
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs610
   
RBI2542
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2414
   
Strikeouts5845
   
Batting Average.213.316
   
On Base Pct.338.377
   
Slugging Pct.366.616
   
On-base Plus Slugging.704.993
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Dominic Smith
1B,LF - NYM
Dominic Smith
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats531478
   
Runs8268
   
Hits133127
   
Singles7970
   
Doubles2931
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2323
   
RBI7377
   
Stolen Bases132
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks5141
   
Strikeouts160128
   
Batting Average.253.267
   
On Base Pct.319.325
   
Slugging Pct.444.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Dominic Smith
1B,LF - NYM
Dominic Smith
News 
 Ramon Laureano went 1-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts in the Athletics 7-5 win Tuesday over Arizona.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 14th
Dominic Smith went 1-4 with two RBIs, one run scored, and one strikeout in game one. And 0-4 with two strikeouts in game two.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 14th
 Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with two runs, one walk and one strikeout in the Athletics 9-5 win Monday over Arizona.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 13th
Dominic Smith went 1-4 with a home run, one run scored, two RBIs, and two strikeouts. Albert Amora replaced Smith after his final at-bat.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 7th
 Ramon Laureano went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs scored and one walk in the Athletics 7-3 win Saturday over the Astros.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
Dominic Smith is absent from the Mets' lineup on Monday against the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
 Ramon Laureano went 0-for-4 with two stolen bases and one run scored in the Athletics 4-3 win Wednesday over the Dodgers.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Apr 8th
Mets 1B/OF Dominic Smith (wrist) played in a simulated game on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 20th
 Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the Athletics 5-1 loss Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 7th
Mets 1B/OF Dominic Smith (wrist) took batting practice on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 19th
Notes 
 Laureano had a down 2020, which included a .213 batting average and a sharp decline in his Statcast data, as well as his steal attempts. But he had provided a fairly solid baseline over the two prior seasons, with a .288 batting average, 29 home runs, and 20 steals while being caught just three times over 171 games. Laureano doesn't excel anywhere, but he'll chip in almost everywhere, and you can get him beyond the 12th round in most drafts. He's an ideal fourth outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Smith showed he had the bat to hit in the majors in 2019, but he took an extra step forward in last year's shortened season. His .316/.377/.616 slash line effectively forced the Mets to find a way to get his bat into the lineup, even if his defense tried to prevent it. His Statcast data was excellent, as he put up a barrel percentage of 13.3% and a hard hit percentage of 46.7%, all with a .405 wOBA, which was in the top four percent of the league. The issue for Smith is his fielding and with the National League surprisingly not adopting the designated hitter, that means he'll need to play out in left field most days. Although the Mets can surely live with the tradeoff, Smith will likely lose plenty of at-bats late in games as he gets switched out for defensive purposes. He'll still have plenty of value, but without the DH, be cautious with your projections for his counting stats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Dom is a hitter. He has a pure swing and will be hitting in the middle of a potent lineup. He will likely sit a couple times a week and come out of games early for defensive reasons, which caps his potential, but there is till more than enough there to be a very useful fantasy piece.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy