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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
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 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
   
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 
 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
Batting fourth and serving as Houston's designated hitter, Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a home run and double on Sunday. He added two runs and an RBI.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 2nd
 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
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez returned to the lineup on Friday after missing time with an illness. He went 2-for-5 with two singles, one run, and one strikeout before all was said and done.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 30th
 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
Astros manager Dusty Baker is hopeful that Yordan Alvarez (illness) will be able to return on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
 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
Yordan Alvarez has been added to the 10 day IL, but the team has not disclosed the reasoning. The thought around the league it is that this is likely to do with Covid safety protocol.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Apr 28th
 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
Yordan Alvarez is absent from Wednesday's lineup due to "health and safety reasons", per manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
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