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Who Should I Draft?

Fernando Tatis Jr. or Christian Yelich (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
6 of 6 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 6 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 8
Best Rank# 1# 6
Worst Rank# 5# 9
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 12
Best Rank# 2# 11
Worst Rank# 4# 12
   
Projections 
   
Runs109106
Home Runs3635
RBI9892
Stolen Bases2518
Batting Average.290.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 9
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 5# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats224200
   
Runs5039
   
Hits6241
   
Singles3221
   
Doubles117
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1712
   
RBI4522
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks2746
   
Strikeouts6176
   
Batting Average.277.205
   
On Base Pct.366.356
   
Slugging Pct.571.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.937.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats556541
   
Runs109106
   
Hits161155
   
Singles9087
   
Doubles2730
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs3635
   
RBI9892
   
Stolen Bases2518
   
Caught Stealing85
   
Walks6192
   
Strikeouts165155
   
Batting Average.290.288
   
On Base Pct.360.392
   
Slugging Pct.549.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.909.930
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 The Padres are working on a contract extension with star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. According to Jon Heyman and Jessica Kleinschmidt, Tatis' contract extension could be 11 years and $320 million.
Corbin Young
Sun, Jan 10th
 
Notes 
 Tatis Jr. had an outstanding rookie year, but because he had outperformed his statcast data so significantly, many fantasy managers were worried that his numbers would regress in 2020. Although his batting average did come down (to a still respectable .277), he not only staved off regression, but he improved significantly in most areas. He cut his strikeout rate by 6%, upped his walk rate by 2.5%, and led the league in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate, and barrel percentage. The fact that he's likely to throw in 25-30 steals over the course of a full season is just the cherry on top of elite fantasy production. He's a top-five overall pick with little or no downside and massive upside even off his incredible 2020 numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Tatis Jr. set the world on fire during July and August. September wasn't as pretty, however, as the electrifying shortstop hit just 208/.311/.403 in 90 plate appearances. This still generated a 96 wRC+, which means that even at his worst Tatis was only 4% worse than league average. He still hit four homers and stole four bases. Also, it was only one month. Tatis doesn't have a track record long enough for us to feel confident in him as a slump-proof bat, but only Ronald Acuña rivals his 40/40 upside.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros