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Who Should I Draft?

Franmil Reyes or Will Smith (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 95
Best Rank# 50# 67
Worst Rank# 116# 276
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 151# 100
Best Rank# 145# 86
Worst Rank# 165# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs7856
Home Runs3321
RBI9365
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.258.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 109
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 138
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 69# 103
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 203
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 88# 107
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 151
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 86# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 75# 90
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 103
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 74# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 113
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 83
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 73# 93
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 94
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 78# 92
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 91# 245
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 74# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 85
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 85# 88
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 92
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 276
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 91
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 56# 192
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 70# 89
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 72# 83
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 80# 92
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 68# 86
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 64# 105
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 77# 67
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 77# 76
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 79# 75
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 81# 72
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 81# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 83
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 84# 83
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 85# 80
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 75
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 90# 80
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 93# 74
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 95# 69
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 98# 88
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 98# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 105# 73
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 96
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 116# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats211114
   
Runs2723
   
Hits5833
   
Singles3916
   
Doubles109
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs98
   
RBI3425
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2420
   
Strikeouts6922
   
Batting Average.275.290
   
On Base Pct.344.402
   
Slugging Pct.450.579
   
On-base Plus Slugging.795.980
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats546343
   
Runs7856
   
Hits14085
   
Singles8345
   
Doubles2419
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3321
   
RBI9365
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5744
   
Strikeouts17292
   
Batting Average.258.250
   
On Base Pct.329.337
   
Slugging Pct.487.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
News 
 Cleveland Indians DH Franmil Reyes went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run, and an RBI in an 8-5 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 20th
Catcher Will Smith went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored as the Dodgers beat the Padres 11-6 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 17th
 Franmil Reyes is absent from Friday's lineup against the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 16th
Will Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and a strikeout in the Dodgers 4-2 series-clinching win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Apr 5th
 Cleveland DH Franmil Reyes went 0-for-3 in an 8-0 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 15th
Will Smith went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI in the Dodgers 11-6 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Cleveland DH Franmil Reyes went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in an 11-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Dodgers catcher Will Smith is in the lineup and batting sixth on Friday after fellow catcher Austin Barnes got the starting nod on Opening Day.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 2nd
 Cleveland Indians DH Franmil Reyes went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in a 4-1 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Dodgers catcher Will Smith is absent from Thursday's Opening day lineup against the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
Notes 
 Reyes didn't quite live up to his power potential last year with just nine home runs in 59 games, and his 50.3% ground ball rate certainly didn't help. His Statcast data waned a bit from his monstrous 2019 season, but his 92.4 mile per hour average exit velocity was in the top two percent in baseball. There's just not a ton to dislike about Reyes, other than he offers nothing in the way of speed. On his absolute worst day, he's a 30-homer bat with a batting average that won't kill you. On his best day, he's a lite version of a healthy Aaron Judge. Expect at least three-category production, and make it four if he can maintain the 10% walk rate he showed in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Smith had an outstanding 2020 season, walking a ton, striking out little, and getting on base at higher than a .400 clip. The power he showed in his 54-game stretch in 2019 remained, and he ranked in the top 10% of the league in wOBA, expected wOBA, and expected slugging percentage. Given how the Dodgers play the entire season with an eye toward the playoffs, as well as the presence of Keibert Ruiz, it's possible that Smith may get more rest than other catchers this year. But that's a minor point against someone who should be one of the top options at his position. He's no worse than a top-five catcher, and there's a good argument that he should be the second player selected at his position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  The only catcher I think has a better than outside chance at supplanting Realmuto as the C1, he just needs the playing time. Hopefully the Dodgers fully unleash him and stop resting him so often.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  If we were only going off what these players did in 2020, then Smith has a good case to be the No. 2 catcher off the board. Track record matters, however, but early on in the fantasy offseason I've identified Smith as my clear-cut target among backstops. Not only does the 25-year-old have a career .937 OPS in 91 games played, but in the 2020 season he cut his strikeout rate by 10% while increasing his power output. His xwOBA ranked within the 95th percentile of the league, as did his strikeout rate. You just don't see that from a catcher very often. There's a real chance that the Dodgers rest him more often than most top catchers sit, but Smith has a seemingly solid floor with the upside of being a true difference-maker at fantasy's weakest position.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros