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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Happ or Austin Riley (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
44 of 51 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 119
Best Rank# 61# 85
Worst Rank# 183# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 215
Best Rank# 123# 199
Worst Rank# 169# 296
   
Projections 
   
Runs8069
Home Runs2727
RBI7681
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.249.247
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 152
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 148
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 133
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94# 149
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 106
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 118
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 128
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 99# 119
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 129
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 116# 134
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 126
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 134
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 108# 128
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 80# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 115
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 101# 117
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 86# 133
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 115
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 130# 143
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 87# 118
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 105# 172
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 162
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 87# 112
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 145
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 98# 132
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 128
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 120
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93# 120
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 98# 120
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 161
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 118
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 86# 139
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 107
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 115
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 101# 113
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 70# 120
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 68# 132
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 133
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 85
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 103
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 122# 108
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 119
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 99
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 132# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 183# 109
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198188
   
Runs2724
   
Hits5145
   
Singles2729
   
Doubles117
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI2827
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks3016
   
Strikeouts6349
   
Batting Average.258.239
   
On Base Pct.361.301
   
Slugging Pct.505.415
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.716
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519498
   
Runs8069
   
Hits127123
   
Singles7270
   
Doubles2523
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI7681
   
Stolen Bases71
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7140
   
Strikeouts174154
   
Batting Average.249.247
   
On Base Pct.341.304
   
Slugging Pct.463.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
News 
 Ian Happ went 2-for-4 with a walk Saturday. He would hit his 24th homer of the season and drive in a total of three runs in the game.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 26th
Austin Riley went 3-for-6 with three singles, two RBI, and a run scored against the Padres Saturday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
 Ian Happ went 0-for-3 with a walk versus the Cardinals Friday. He would still drive in two runs, one via a ground out and another by sacrifice fly.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 25th
Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks Thursday.
Steve Painter
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
Austin Riley went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a single, and an additional run scored against the Diamondbacks Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
 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
Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks Tuesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 22nd
 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
Austin Riley went 3-for-5 with three doubles, three RBI, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Monday.
Steve Painter
Tue, Sep 21st
Notes 
 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
Riley made some notable gains last year after he looked like he might fall out of fantasy-relevance entirely with the way he closed his 2019 season. He essentially traded off some power for contact, as his swing percentage dropped, his contact rate increased, and he improved on both his walk and strikeout rates. Although there was some question as to whether the Braves would add another third baseman in free agency, it appears they're content to roll with Riley to begin the year. That should make him a cheap source of power for fantasy, one whose batting average (.262 xBA last year) won't hurt you too badly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros