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Who Should I Draft?

Fernando Tatis Jr. or Mookie Betts (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 6# 5
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 3
Best Rank# 2# 1
Worst Rank# 4# 4
   
Projections 
   
Runs108121
Home Runs3633
RBI9792
Stolen Bases2522
Batting Average.286.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 2
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 3
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 5# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 3# 2
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 1
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 2
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 2
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 2
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 1
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 1
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 2
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 2
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 3
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 1
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 5# 4
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 1
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 4# 2
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 2
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 2
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 1# 4
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 3
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 3
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 5
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 3
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 5
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 3# 4
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 3# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 4
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 4
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 5
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats224219
   
Runs5047
   
Hits6264
   
Singles3238
   
Doubles119
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1716
   
RBI4539
   
Stolen Bases1110
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks2724
   
Strikeouts6138
   
Batting Average.277.292
   
On Base Pct.366.366
   
Slugging Pct.571.562
   
On-base Plus Slugging.937.928
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568581
   
Runs108121
   
Hits161169
   
Singles9196
   
Doubles2836
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs3633
   
RBI9792
   
Stolen Bases2522
   
Caught Stealing85
   
Walks6181
   
Strikeouts165103
   
Batting Average.286.294
   
On Base Pct.357.381
   
Slugging Pct.544.537
   
On-base Plus Slugging.901.918
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
News 
 It was a busy day of hitting, fielding and running for Fernando Tatis Jr. on Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
Mookie Betts went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Dodgers smoked the Rockies 7-0 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 14th
 Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has some slight labral tearing, which is consistent with a subluxation injury, according to general manager A.J. Preller. Preller adds that the Padres will go the rest-and-rehab route and aim for a return in 10 days before considering surgery but that doctors do not feel Tatis would be put at additional long-term risk by playing again this season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 6th
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts, who's missed four straight games with a back issue, told reporters that he feels great and that he's playing Tuesday vs. the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 13th
 Manager Jayce Tingler declined to comment on Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.'s shoulder injury following Monday's game, leaving plenty up in the air. The skipper did, however, say that Tatis would head for an MRI and further evaluation on Tuesday. The injury occurred when the young phenom struck out swinging and fell down in serious pain.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
Mookie Betts (back) is once again absent from the Dodgers' lineup on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. left Monday's game against the San Francisco Giants with a left shoulder subluxation.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 6th
Mookie Betts remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup Saturday against Washington.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 10th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. exited Monday's game against the Giants with an apparent elbow injury.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 5th
Dodgers OF Mookie Betts is absent from Friday's lineup against the Nationals due to back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 9th
Notes 
 Tatis Jr. has a bit of a shoulder issue, but nothing suggests he'll need to miss any time. He 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, so long a there are no further developments with his shoulder.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Betts's first year with the Dodgers was basically exactly what fantasy managers expected - that is to say it was pretty much in line with what he did with the Red Sox. If you want to quibble, his walk rate dropped a few percentage points and he struck out at a career-worst 15.4% clip. But at this point, there are few safer players than Betts - you know he'll give you strong production in all five categories and he bats atop one of the best lineups in all of baseball. Betts should be a top-three pick and there's every reason to consider him number one overall. The downside is borderline non-existent.
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 - FantasyPros
Unlike Trout, Mookie Betts is still running. The two-time World Series champ converted 10-of-12 stolen base attempts last year. Betts hasn't technically been as consistent as Trout on a year to year basis, but their peak fantasy campaign are similar. Betts is one of a handful of options worthy of consideration at No. 1 overall.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros