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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Keston Hiura (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
6 of 7 experts
14%
Recommended by
1 of 7 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 41
Best Rank# 27# 39
Worst Rank# 40# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 65
Best Rank# 54# 65
Worst Rank# 58# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs9883
Home Runs3330
RBI8685
Stolen Bases611
Batting Average.275.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 30# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 27# 41
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 34# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats189217
   
Runs3730
   
Hits4946
   
Singles2729
   
Doubles64
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1413
   
RBI3232
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2416
   
Strikeouts3885
   
Batting Average.259.212
   
On Base Pct.355.297
   
Slugging Pct.534.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.889.707
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514551
   
Runs9883
   
Hits142142
   
Singles8482
   
Doubles2227
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3330
   
RBI8685
   
Stolen Bases611
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks6844
   
Strikeouts120182
   
Batting Average.275.258
   
On Base Pct.360.312
   
Slugging Pct.513.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Jeff Passan of ESPN confirms the Blue Jays have reached a deal with free agent OF George Springer on a six-year, $150 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jan 19th
 
 The Toronto Blue Jays have gained momentum in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder George Springer and are now considered the front-runners to sign the start outfielder, according to multiple reports. The New York Mets remain in the mix, however, and nothing is finalized.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jan 19th
 
 Jon Morosi of the MLB Network is reporting that the Mets and Blue Jays are the two front runners to sign free agent OF George Springer.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jan 18th
 
 George Springer is continuing to draw interest from the Blue Jays, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. He noted that the Jays "have checked in on Realmuto but seem more focused now on George Springer, as CF is their greater need."
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 Springer's batting average fell off a tad last year, but once he was past his wrist injury, he was explosive, batting .316 with a 1.033 OPS over the final month of the season. His expected statistics were excellent, as he ranked in the top eight percent of the league in xBA, xSLG, and xWOBA. Now with the Blue Jays and an extreme hitter's park (wherever the Blue Jay play this year), he should once again be in line for a stellar year. Home runs and runs scored should again be plentiful, making Springer a rock solid second outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hiura looked to be on the verge of superstardom heading into 2020, if he could just cut back on his bloated 30.7% strikeout rate. Instead, he struck out more than ever (34.6% of the time), en route to a league-leading 85 strikeouts. That led to a massive drop in production, notably in batting average, which fell from .303 in 2019 to .212 last year. Hiura was mever a high-strikeout player in the minors. He never struck out more than 26.3% in any level and he had an overall strikeout rate of just 21%. If he can manage to cut down on the whiffs, he should be a top option at second base given his power and speed, but for now, drop him down your draft board a bit from where he was heading into 2020. He's still a borderline top-five option, but exercise more caution.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros