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Who Should I Draft?

Eugenio Suarez or Nelson Cruz (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Nelson Cruz
DH - TB
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 43
Best Rank# 22# 25
Worst Rank# 69# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 85
Best Rank# 59# 64
Worst Rank# 69# 92
   
Projections 
   
Runs8676
Home Runs3834
RBI10389
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.253.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 68
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 61
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 57
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 38# 79
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 40
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 43# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 39
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 43
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 65
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 34# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 42# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 37
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 49# 34
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 36
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 51# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 40
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 43
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 54# 35
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 47
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 57# 25
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 69# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Nelson Cruz
DH - TB
Nelson Cruz
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198185
   
Runs2933
   
Hits4056
   
Singles1734
   
Doubles86
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1516
   
RBI3833
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3025
   
Strikeouts6758
   
Batting Average.202.303
   
On Base Pct.312.397
   
Slugging Pct.470.595
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.992
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Nelson Cruz
DH - TB
Nelson Cruz
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats551495
   
Runs8676
   
Hits138132
   
Singles7475
   
Doubles2422
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3834
   
RBI10389
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks7357
   
Strikeouts174143
   
Batting Average.253.269
   
On Base Pct.341.344
   
Slugging Pct.507.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.848.868
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Nelson Cruz
DH - TB
Nelson Cruz
News 
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a double and a two run home run Saturday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Oct 2nd
Nelson Cruz went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Tuesday against the White Sox.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 29th
Nelson Cruz went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts and scored a run as the Rays beat the Marlins by an 8-0 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
 Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored Monday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 27th
Nelson Cruz (forearm) was out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run Friday against the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 25th
Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a run scored on Saturday as the Rays beat the Tigers by a 7-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home runs Monday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 21st
Nelson Cruz went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, four RBI, and three total runs scored in Tuesday's 12-7 win over Boston.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 8th
Notes 
 Suarez's power numbers were again strong in last year's shortened season, but his batting average plummeted to just .202. He hit the ball as hard as ever, however, and ranked in the top 9% of the league in average exit velocity. Suarez's BABIP was just .214 (he has a .310 mark), and although he hit more fly balls than usual, there's nothing to suggest that his batting average should have fallen off a cliff. In other words, there's plenty of reason to expect Suarez to hit closer to his .261 career batting average this year. Add to that his potential for 40 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI, and he'll likely be a value in this year's draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If you ascribe to the "I'd rather jump off a year too early than too late" philosophy, then you probably haven't been drafting Cruz for the last several years. But if not, then you've not only drafted one of the most underrated fantasy bats in recent memory, but you're probably going to do so again this year. Cruz is back on a one-year deal with the Twins, and he's coming off another utterly dominant season. Fine, his strikeout rate rose again a bit, he didn't hit the ball quite as hard, and he's eligible at utility only. But other than the fact that he will be 41 years old this season, there's nothing in his profile that should cause you to expect significant decline. Prepare to be having the same debate next year, after Crus puts up another 35-homer season this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros