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Who Should I Draft?

Gio Urshela or Ian Happ (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 92
Best Rank# 56# 61
Worst Rank# 167# 183
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 157# 153
Best Rank# 137# 123
Worst Rank# 173# 169
   
Projections 
   
Runs7180
Home Runs2027
RBI7676
Stolen Bases27
Batting Average.278.249
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 93# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 97# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 93# 103
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 78# 122
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 129
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 84# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 89# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 106
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 96# 99
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 87# 116
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 98
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 93
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 95# 108
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 97# 108
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 93# 101
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 91# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 92# 97
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 111# 183
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93# 130
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 102# 105
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 105
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 96# 98
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 79# 86
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 110# 132
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 91# 93
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 93# 101
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 56# 90
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 80# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 83
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 92# 61
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 93# 86
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 96# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 90
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 96# 91
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 98# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 87
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 99# 95
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 100# 70
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 100# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 100# 87
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 98
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 85
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 104# 96
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 104# 77
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 106# 93
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 108# 97
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 109# 107
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 107
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 167# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats151198
   
Runs2427
   
Hits4551
   
Singles2827
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs612
   
RBI3028
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks1830
   
Strikeouts2563
   
Batting Average.298.258
   
On Base Pct.368.361
   
Slugging Pct.490.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.858.866
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats506519
   
Runs7180
   
Hits140127
   
Singles8972
   
Doubles2925
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2027
   
RBI7676
   
Stolen Bases27
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks3971
   
Strikeouts98174
   
Batting Average.278.249
   
On Base Pct.330.341
   
Slugging Pct.452.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.803
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
News 
 Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 and scored two runs on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rangers by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a walk versus the Twins Wednesday. He would score twice and would drive in one run.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Gio Urshela went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win against the Orioles by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
Ian Happ went 3-for-5 versus the Brewers Saturday. He would hit a two-run shot, his 23rd of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 19th
 Gio Urshela remained out of the Yankees' lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles in which the team lost by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Ian Happ went 0-for-3 with two walks versus Milwaukee Friday. He would score a run and steal his fourth base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 18th
 New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 26th
Ian Happ went 0-for-2 with a walk Thursday versus Philadelphia. He scored a run and drove one in.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
 Gio Urshela ran at 80 percent effort on Monday, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Aug 16th
Ian Happ went 0-for-4 versus Philadelphia Wednesday. He would come around to score on the Chirinos home run.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 16th
Notes 
 Urshela isn't the most exciting player, and perhaps that's why he largely gets ignored by fantasy managers despite his quality production. Over his last two seasons (175 games), he's slashed .310/.358/.523 with 27 home runs and 104 RBI. He won't contribute in steals, but he's an incredibly safe source of batting average, particularly because of his excellent strikeout rate, and he should have plenty of opportunities to contribute counting stats. The only question was his health, but he seems fully recovered from his elbow injury. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Happ has always made consistently hard contact, but his strikeout rate was simply untenable, hovering around 34% in his first two seasons. But he has cut that down to a more manageable 26% over the last two years, and he's batted .260 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI over 115 games in that span. Happ has some speed even if he hasn't shown it recently, and he'll likely bat leadoff for the Cubs, who may need to manufacture runs more than in previous years. The average probably won't help you much, but he should contribute in four categories at a relatively inexpensive price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros