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Who Should I Draft?

Dylan Carlson or Anthony Santander (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Santander
CF,DH,LF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 93# 101
Best Rank# 54# 70
Worst Rank# 153# 134
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 158# 161
Best Rank# 137# 150
Worst Rank# 172# 189
   
Projections 
   
Runs7468
Home Runs2818
RBI8667
Stolen Bases411
Batting Average.259.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 107
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 91
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 98
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 124
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 61# 125
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 85# 96
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 91# 101
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 93# 109
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 74# 97
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 92# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 97
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 100# 103
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 94# 105
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 105
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 99# 103
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104# 109
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 91# 98
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 80# 118
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 105
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 114
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 83# 134
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 106
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 100# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 126
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 84# 121
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 92# 122
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 116# 119
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 95# 110
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 86# 111
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 54# 125
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 93# 70
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 98# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 101# 78
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 96# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 98# 79
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 80
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 85# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 98# 90
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 100# 90
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 101# 92
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 99# 94
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 151# 95
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 97# 96
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 153# 97
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 107# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 101
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 106
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 121# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 126# 112
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 132# 125
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Santander
CF,DH,LF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats153110
   
Runs2411
   
Hits4122
   
Singles1611
   
Doubles137
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs113
   
RBI3216
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks108
   
Strikeouts2535
   
Batting Average.268.200
   
On Base Pct.321.252
   
Slugging Pct.582.364
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.616
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Santander
CF,DH,LF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549505
   
Runs7468
   
Hits141124
   
Singles7775
   
Doubles3327
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2818
   
RBI8667
   
Stolen Bases411
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks3548
   
Strikeouts115136
   
Batting Average.259.248
   
On Base Pct.303.314
   
Slugging Pct.482.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.786.740
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Santander
CF,DH,LF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
News 
 Anthony Santander went 1-4 with one single and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Jun 18th
Dylan Carlson went 1-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in an 8-5 loss to the Cubs on Friday afternoon.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Jun 11th
 Anthony Santander went 0-4 with one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Jun 14th
Outfielder Dylan Carlson went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI in a 14-3 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Jun 3rd
 Anthony Santander went 2-4 with two runs, one home run, one double, one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 9th
Dylan Carlson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss against the Dodgers on Monday night.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Jun 1st
 Anthony Santander had a single and a strikeout hitting out of the three-hole.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Jun 6th
Dylan Carlson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 9-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon.
Lucas Spence
Sun, May 30th
 Anthony Santander went 3-4 with one single, one double, three runs, one RBI, and one walk.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, May 23rd
Cardinals OF Dylan Carlson (back) is batting second and starting in right field in Monday’s game against the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 24th
Notes 
 Santander has quietly turned into a strong power bat, but few fantasy managers seem to give him credit. A .476 slugging percentage with 20 home runs in 93 games in 2019, followed by a .575 slugging percentage and 11 home runs in 37 games in 2020. There's nothing particularly fluky about his power output - it's just a young hitter coming into his own and making better contact. He did seem to sell out a bit for power last year, upping his launch angle and fly ball rate significantly. And yet he hit .261, the same mark as in 2019, and his xBA was .286. In other words, there's plenty to like about Santander, who is going well behind other hitters who offer similar production. He should be a value in drafts this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Carlson caught major buzz heading into the season last year as he looked likely to earn an everyday role in the outfield, but he sputtered for much of the season even when he did play, slashing just .200/.252/.364 with three home runs in 119 plate appearances. But he had a successful, albeit brief, post-season, and now again looks ready to claim a starting outfield spot for the Cardinals. Carlson is just 22 years old and has a strong minor-league track record. If he can hold down his spot, he has 25-15 potential, and should hit for a solid average. Given his age and his poor 2020 season, there's some obvious risk, but the draft capital necessary to get him on your team is not prohibitive, and his upside should make him a target in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros