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Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Javier Baez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Javier Baez
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 40
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 63# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 75
Best Rank# 54# 56
Worst Rank# 67# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs8285
Home Runs3028
RBI8991
Stolen Bases612
Batting Average.273.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 27# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 38# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 36# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 38# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 37
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 45# 47
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 22# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 26
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 40# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 47# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 48# 45
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 49# 43
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 50# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 30
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 36
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 54# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Javier Baez
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats136222
   
Runs1727
   
Hits3345
   
Singles2227
   
Doubles89
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs38
   
RBI1624
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks227
   
Strikeouts2875
   
Batting Average.243.203
   
On Base Pct.356.238
   
Slugging Pct.368.360
   
On-base Plus Slugging.724.599
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Javier Baez
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533593
   
Runs8285
   
Hits144153
   
Singles8788
   
Doubles2632
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI8991
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks6031
   
Strikeouts124179
   
Batting Average.273.259
   
On Base Pct.347.296
   
Slugging Pct.494.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.841.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Javier Baez
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
News 
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Monday that Gleyber Torres is "probably" going to hit leadoff in the Yankees Wild Card game against Boston on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts. The Mets won 3-2 and are 73-77 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 and hit a home run and drove in two runs as the Yankees beat the Red Sox on Friday by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with three walks, two RBIs, one run, and one home run. The Mets lost 7-6 in extras and are 72-74 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 15th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a double, drove in a run, and scored two runs on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rangers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with two runs, one RBI, one home run, and two stolen bases, but the Mets lost 3-2.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 10th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Monday's 4-3 win over Texas.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
Javier Baez went 4-for-4 with three runs, three singles, one home run, and two RBIs. The Mets won 13-6 Sunday and are 69-68 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 and scored a run on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Mets by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, one double, one home run, one RBI, and two strikeouts. The Mets won 11-9 in game one Saturday and are 68-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
Notes 
 Torres missed some time with quad and hamstring strains last season, but his year was an absolute disaster even without it. He batted just .243 and hit a mere three home runs in 160 plate appearances. The culprit was that he was reportedly out of shape, a byproduct of the long layoff between the original spring training and when baseball resumed months later. There's every reason to buy into the excuse given Torres' track record, especially since he bounced back a bit in September and October with an .842 OPS. Expect more typical numbers from Torres this year, meaning around a .270 average, 30 home runs, and plenty of counting stats. Given his ADP, he's likely to be a bargain this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Everything went wrong for Baez in 2020. His already high strikeout rate increased to 31.9%. His already low walk rated fell to an abysmal 3.0%. He swung less, made contact less, and did not hit the ball as hard as he used to. In the end, Baez earned every bit of his .203 batting average and poor counting stats. But how much weight do you put into a 59-game stretch for a veteran like Baez, particularly when he complained that his inability to watch video between at-bats affected his overall performance. The answer is a little, but not all that much. Baez had a stellar three-year run as a reliable power-speed combination, and he'll be just 28 years old this season. The Cubs lineup won't be overly strong, but Baez should certainly put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 totals than those he put up in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros