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Who Should I Draft?

Fernando Tatis Jr. or Rafael Devers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
29 of 45 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 16
Best Rank# 6# 9
Worst Rank# 31# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 26
Best Rank# 14# 21
Worst Rank# 33# 27
   
Projections 
   
Runs3237
Home Runs1112
RBI2736
Stolen Bases93
Batting Average.286.299
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 18
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 8# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 19
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 10# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 26
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 16# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 28
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 11# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 13
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 20# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 20# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 16
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 12
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats334647
   
Runs61129
   
Hits106201
   
Singles65111
   
Doubles1354
   
Triples64
   
Home Runs2232
   
RBI53115
   
Stolen Bases168
   
Caught Stealing68
   
Walks3048
   
Strikeouts110119
   
Batting Average.317.311
   
On Base Pct.379.361
   
Slugging Pct.590.555
   
On-base Plus Slugging.969.916
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats204220
   
Runs3237
   
Hits5866
   
Singles3637
   
Doubles916
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI2736
   
Stolen Bases93
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1917
   
Strikeouts6245
   
Batting Average.286.299
   
On Base Pct.346.350
   
Slugging Pct.513.536
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) is starting in Monday's Cactus League matchup against the Dodgers, leading off and playing shortstop.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 9th
Rafael Devers launched his first home run of the spring on Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Braves 4-2 in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) returned to action at Padres camp on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
 
 Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) returned to the Padres' spring training facility Thursday, but will need a few more days to recover before rejoining the team's lineup in game action.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Padres GM A.J. Preller says the team has no plans to move Fernando Tatis Jr. to center field.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 13th
 
Notes 
 Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the more polarizing players for draft season. When we revisit this article next year, we'll either be looking at Tatis as a top-five pick or as a source of debate over how far he should fall after his disappointing second year in the bigs. We know the differential with his expected stats, but do we talk about his plate discipline enough? He had a 29.6 K% last year, with only an 8 BB%. The walk rate is passable, but if Tatis keeps striking out at that rate, it's going to hurt his overall game. Suddenly, you're looking at a guy with 180 strikeouts who's hitting .260. The power/speed combo that he brings is nice, but you can get similar production later in the draft waiting on someone like Bo Bichette, who has a much safer floor for batting average.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Tatis was sensational in his half of season with 22 homers, 16 steals and a .317 batting average but every underlying metric available to us screams significant regression. He is a strong source of power and speed but expect the BA to plummet.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 This is high for such a young player with so little track record, but dual-threat HR/SB guys are running out at this stage in drafts. 20/20/.280 is a lock, 25/25/310 is possible and he qualifies at SS. I can't justify drafting a Non-Base stealing bat ahead of Tatis when he should provide 15-20 bases falling out of bed even if he was to miss 20 or so games due to injury. The floor is too high.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData