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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Luis Robert (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
43 of 50 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 35
Best Rank# 11# 19
Worst Rank# 74# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 50
Best Rank# 34# 44
Worst Rank# 48# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs85100
Home Runs2834
RBI8391
Stolen Bases226
Batting Average.253.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 38
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 26# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 34
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 30# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 35
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 28# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 31# 57
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 27# 58
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 21
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 34# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 74# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats202189
   
Runs3337
   
Hits4749
   
Singles2827
   
Doubles86
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1114
   
RBI3132
   
Stolen Bases91
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2024
   
Strikeouts7338
   
Batting Average.233.259
   
On Base Pct.302.355
   
Slugging Pct.436.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.738.889
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats554534
   
Runs85100
   
Hits140145
   
Singles8285
   
Doubles2624
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2834
   
RBI8391
   
Stolen Bases226
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks4367
   
Strikeouts176122
   
Batting Average.253.275
   
On Base Pct.307.357
   
Slugging Pct.465.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
George Springer
CF,RF - TOR
George Springer
News 
 Luis Robert went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and one run scored in Wednesday's 8-0 win over Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 15th
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer, who's dealing with a quad strain, took batting practice recently but won't join the Blue Jays on their upcoming road trip.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 13th
 Luis Robert went 1-for-5 with a double during Sunday’s 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 11th
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says George Springer's oblique injury has healed but that his quad remains day-to-day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 12th
 Luis Robert went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, one walk and an additional run scored during Tuesday’s 10-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
Blue Jays OF George Springer recently underwent an MRI that revealed a low-grade quad strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 Luis Robert went 2-for-4 with an RBI during Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
Blue Jays OF George Springer felt quad tightness while running the bases and has been sent for an MRI.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
 Luis Robert went 1-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and one run scored in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Angels.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 2nd
Blue Jays OF George Springer (oblique) had a "lengthy" live batting practice session on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Notes 
 Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Springer is dealing with a grade-2 oblique strain, and his status is in doubt for Opening Day, though the injury is not expected to keep him out for very long. When healthy, he's a dynamic player. 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
 Luis Robert signed a long-term extension with the White Sox and has the upside to leap to superstardom in 2021. He slashed .233/.302/.406 with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases across 225 plate appearances. If it weren't for a rough September, Robert was well on his way to finishing as a top-20 player. His tools are off the chart and he will bat in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Everything is lined up for Robert to bust out if he can put it all together in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
 
 Robert came out of the gate like a rocket before hitting just .136/.237/.173 in September. The concern entering 2021 is that pitchers have figured out the book on Robert. While he was doing damage in July and August, Robert was swinging at everything thrown his way. Eventually, pitchers stopped giving him chances. The issue is Robert kept swinging. Baseball is a game of adjustments and it's now on him to adjust back. The talent and skills are here. Even it comes with a weak batting average, Robert has enough power/speed upside to remain fantasy relevant amid slumps. Similar to Adalbero Mondesi, consider Robert a very volatile player in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros