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Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Yordan Alvarez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 39
Best Rank# 16# 23
Worst Rank# 63# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 77
Best Rank# 54# 57
Worst Rank# 67# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs8277
Home Runs3032
RBI8994
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.273.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 28
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 27# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 47
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 48
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 36# 52
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 44
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 40# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 45
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 22# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 38# 35
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 38# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 38
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 45# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 43
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 47# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 48# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 49# 35
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 50# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 54# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats1368
   
Runs172
   
Hits332
   
Singles221
   
Doubles80
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs31
   
RBI164
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks220
   
Strikeouts281
   
Batting Average.243.250
   
On Base Pct.356.333
   
Slugging Pct.368.625
   
On-base Plus Slugging.724.958
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533457
   
Runs8277
   
Hits144129
   
Singles8768
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3032
   
RBI8994
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6062
   
Strikeouts124130
   
Batting Average.273.284
   
On Base Pct.347.370
   
Slugging Pct.494.562
   
On-base Plus Slugging.841.933
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
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
Slugger Yordan Alvarez was the first of four Astros to hit a home run against the Athletics on Saturday. He finished the day 1-for-4 with the three-run blast but also struck out once. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 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
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a single against the Rays on Tuesday. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Tampa Bay by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 29th
 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
Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a single, double, and two-run homer against the Angels on Wednesday evening. He scored twice and totaled three RBI along the way. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 9-5 in 12 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 23rd
 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
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez finished 1-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He also stranded four runners on base in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 19th
 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
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two-run homer against the Rangers on Monday. He also walked once and scored four times in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 15-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
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
Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros