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Who Should I Draft?

Eloy Jimenez or Nolan Arenado (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
48 of 50 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 223
Best Rank# 9# 20
Worst Rank# 60# 447
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 113
Best Rank# 30# 44
Worst Rank# 42# 233
   
Projections 
   
Runs8529
Home Runs3113
RBI9738
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.274.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 9# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 208
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 30
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 315
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 19
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 32# 224
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 241
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 447
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 264
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 205
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 392
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 245
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 20
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 30# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats182213
   
Runs2326
   
Hits4662
   
Singles2934
   
Doubles914
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs814
   
RBI2641
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1512
   
Strikeouts2056
   
Batting Average.253.291
   
On Base Pct.304.327
   
Slugging Pct.434.554
   
On-base Plus Slugging.738.881
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats571213
   
Runs8529
   
Hits15552
   
Singles9331
   
Doubles2911
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3113
   
RBI9738
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6112
   
Strikeouts9549
   
Batting Average.274.282
   
On Base Pct.345.327
   
Slugging Pct.494.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.839.860
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 Nolan Arenado went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, and two RBI while slugging his fourth home run of the season on Saturday.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Apr 17th
Eloy Jimenez, who recently underwent surgery for a torn left pectoral tendon, was placed on the 60-day injures list, retroactive to March 29th.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 1st
 Nolan Arenado went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI in a 14-3 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 14th
White Sox OF Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) underwent surgery on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 30th
 Nolan Arenado had a day to forget on Monday, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 5-2 loss to Washington.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
Eloy Jimenez's second opinion confirmed his pectoral tear. He will have surgery tomorrow and is expected to need 4-to-5 months to recover.
Dan Harris
Mon, Mar 29th
 With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning, Nolan Arenado came to the plate and turned on a 97-mph inside fastball, crushing a two-run home run to left field and propelling the Cardinals to a 3-1 win over the Brewers on Thursday. It was Arenado's only hit in four at-bats.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Apr 8th
White Sox OF Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) is going for a second opinion on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 29th
 Nolan Arenado extended his season-opening hit streak to three games on Sunday, finishing 1-for-3 with a double.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Apr 4th
Eloy Jimenez will be out for 5-6 months with a ruptured left pectoral tendon, according to general manager Rick Hahn. The injury will require surgery.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Mar 25th
Notes 
 On the bright side, Arenado struck out just 10% of the time, a career-best. On the down side, there was everything else. Arenado batted just .253 and put up a 162-game pace of 27 home runs, 78 runs, 88 RBI, and zero steals. Those numbers won't kill your fantasy team, but considering Arenado's worst numbers over the previous five seasons were 37 home runs, 97 runs scored, and 110 RBI, they were a disaster. The good news, at least from the standpoint of projecting Arenado into the future, is that he was dealing with an injured AC joint in his shoulder for most of the season. In other words, fantasy managers can largely ignore Arenado's poor 2020 numbers, and focus instead on how he will perform now that he's been traded to the Cardinals. Although there's likely to be some dip in his numbers, we've seen hitters leave the Rockies and largely retain their value (or, in the case of DJ LeMahieu, increase their value), The best part is you won't have to pay that first-round price anymore, and if his ADP drops after the trade to St. Louis, it should be easy to turn a profit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Jimenez is going to miss 5-6 months with a ruptured pectoral tendon, an absolutely brutal blow to a player who was being drafted as a borderline top-10 outfielder. You can draft him with your last pick and hope to be able to stash him on your IL all season long, but for the most part, you can ignore him in redraft formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 The concern around Arenado leaving Coors may seem a bit overstated, but it is a legitimate concern. He has always been a superior hitter playing in Colorado and his statcast data has been on a steady decline for several years now. He is not someone I have been targeting in drafts.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Arenado suffered a shoulder injury in his fifth game of the year in 2020. He played through it, and it clearly affected his power stroke. Instead of crushing doubles and homers over the heads of opposing outfielders, Arenado was weakly flying out. He was later shut down with a week left in the year, and I think it's fair to attribute his poor production to playing through injury. However, there will always be analysts knocking down Arenado for his move away from Coors Field. Yet savvy fantasy managers know by now that playing half your games in Coors hurts your road numbers more than any other park, so we can't simply view Arenado's road numbers as "who he truly is." For example, Matt Holliday's road OPS while with the Rockies was .803. While with the Cardinals? .853. I'm aggressively targeting Arenado anytime he lasts until Round 3 of drafts this spring, and I'll be sure to get some shares late in the second as well.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros