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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Jose Ramirez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
39 of 50 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 10
Best Rank# 6# 6
Worst Rank# 15# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 11
Best Rank# 10# 9
Worst Rank# 12# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs97106
Home Runs3332
RBI101109
Stolen Bases246
Batting Average.279.304
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 14
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 7# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 10
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 10
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 9
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 9# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 7# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 11
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 9
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 7
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 11# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 9
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219214
   
Runs4551
   
Hits6473
   
Singles3036
   
Doubles1623
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1713
   
RBI4653
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks3145
   
Strikeouts4337
   
Batting Average.292.341
   
On Base Pct.386.462
   
Slugging Pct.607.640
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9931.102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560567
   
Runs97106
   
Hits154170
   
Singles7996
   
Doubles3839
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3332
   
RBI101109
   
Stolen Bases246
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks7389
   
Strikeouts94118
   
Batting Average.279.304
   
On Base Pct.362.399
   
Slugging Pct.536.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.898.946
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a steal in a 3-2 loss to the Reds on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 17th
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with two singles and an RBI in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 14th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 4-2 win over the White Sox on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 15th
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a single, double, an RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 13th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for4 with two strikeouts in a 4-3 loss to the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 13th
Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Sunday's game with the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 11th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 7th
Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, three RBI, and a run scored against the Phillies Saturday.
Steve Painter
Sat, Apr 10th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and a steal in a 9-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 4th
Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Fri, Apr 9th
Notes 
 If you throw out the first half of his 2019 season, then Ramirez has been a dominant force in fantasy baseball for the last five years. He was as good as ever in 2020, setting career highs in slugging percentage (.607), wOBA (.415) and wRC+ (164). To the extent there are question marks about Ramirez, they're about his supporting cast, as Cleveland's lineup should be one of the weaker ones in the league now that the team has jettisoned Francisco Lindor. But a hitter's lineup is often overvalued by fantasy managers, particularly with a player like Ramirez who adds in value with stolen bases. He comes with little to no risk, and should be the first third baseman drafted, and a first round pick, in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Although there were questions about Freeman's 2020 season because of his battle with COVID-19 prior to the season, those questions were answered and then some with his MVP season. The statcast leaderboard is littered with Freeman's name, as he ranked in the top nine percent of the league in barrel rate, average exit velocity, expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, wOBA, xwOBA, xwOBAcon, hard hit percentage, strikeout percentage, and walk percentage. Freeman likely won't reach double digits in steals, but that is about the only negative thing you can say about his fantasy outlook. He's as safe as they come in the other four hitting categories, and comes with next to no risk. He'll likely cost a borderline first round pick on draft day, but he is worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros