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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 - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 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
   
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 - MIN
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 - MIN
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 - MIN
Nelson Cruz
News 
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Tue, May 18th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in a 16-4 loss to the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 18th
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, May 15th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs in a 13-8 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 13th
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a three-RBI double in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Wed, May 12th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with two singles in a 9-3 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 12th
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Tue, May 11th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 in a 3-1 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 6th
 Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 2nd
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in an 11-3 loss to the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 1st
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