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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
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 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
   
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
SS - CHC
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
SS - CHC
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
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate with three walks, a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Astros.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a walk versus the Dodgers Wednesday. He would drive in a key run with a ground out.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, May 6th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBI during Saturday's 6-4 win over Detroit.
John Aubin
Sun, May 2nd
Javier Baez had an exciting day Tuesday versus the Dodgers. He committed three errors in the first game to go with a run scored. In Game 2, he came off the bench late and ended up supplying a two-run shot to tie the game in extra innings when the Cubs were down to their last out. Baez now has eight homers this season.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, May 5th
 Gleyber Torres went for 2-for-4 at the plate with a double on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Orioles by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 28th
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 Sunday versus Cincinnati. His seventh homer of the season was a two-run shot. It came on the high fastball that he had been struggling with early in the season so it is a potential sign of progress.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, May 3rd
 Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 at the plate with a run scored and one RBI on Thursday as the Yankees beat the Indians by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 23rd
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 Saturday versus the Reds. He would score a run and later get into a confrontation with a Reds reliever when the benches cleared. Baez would add his sixth base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, May 2nd
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 at the plate on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Braves by a 4-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 22nd
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 Friday versus Cincinnati. He managed to drive in two runs as the Cubs tried to fight back in the late innings.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, May 1st
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