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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Happ or Christian Walker (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Ian Happ
Christian Walker
1B,DH - ARI
Christian Walker
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
41 of 50 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 109
Best Rank# 61# 64
Worst Rank# 183# 145
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 211
Best Rank# 123# 184
Worst Rank# 169# 226
   
Projections 
   
Runs8077
Home Runs2724
RBI7679
Stolen Bases74
Batting Average.249.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 123
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 114
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 119
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94# 98
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 115
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 130
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 108
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 96
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 102
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 107
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 99# 103
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 132
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 116
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 103
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 112
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 99
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 80# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 108
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 89
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 101# 124
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 86# 121
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 124
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 133
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 87# 113
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 87# 120
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 101
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 98# 102
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 140
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 126
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93# 121
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 98# 110
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 90
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 145
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 86# 113
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 106
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 132# 143
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 111
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 70# 96
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 68# 144
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 65
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 94
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 101# 64
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 108# 106
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 122# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 117
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 130# 107
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 183# 92
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Ian Happ
Christian Walker
1B,DH - ARI
Christian Walker
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198218
   
Runs2735
   
Hits5159
   
Singles2733
   
Doubles1118
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs127
   
RBI2834
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks3019
   
Strikeouts6350
   
Batting Average.258.271
   
On Base Pct.361.333
   
Slugging Pct.505.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.792
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Ian Happ
Christian Walker
1B,DH - ARI
Christian Walker
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519518
   
Runs8077
   
Hits127132
   
Singles7276
   
Doubles2530
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2724
   
RBI7679
   
Stolen Bases74
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7153
   
Strikeouts174144
   
Batting Average.249.257
   
On Base Pct.341.326
   
Slugging Pct.463.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Ian Happ
Christian Walker
1B,DH - ARI
Christian Walker
News 
 Ian Happ went 1-for-4 with two walks in the leadoff spot Wednesday versus the Mets. He would come around to score once.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Apr 22nd
The Diamondbacks placed first baseman Christian Walker on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain. They recalled Andy Young from the alternate site in a corresponding move.
Corbin Young
Mon, Apr 12th
 Ian Happ has gone 2-for-11 with no runs or RBI since he last contributed in those areas Tuesday. He even sat Sunday against the Braves.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 19th
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker was removed from Sunday's game against the Reds with "normal aches and pains," according to manager Torey Lovullo.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Apr 12th
 Ian Happ came through in the eighth inning when he punched a base hit through the infield. The next batter crushed the eventual game-winning two-run homer.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Apr 14th
First baseman Christian Walker went 1-for-7 with a two-run home run and two runs scored as the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 10-8 in 13 innings on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 7th
 Ian Happ went 1-for-4 with a walk versus Pittsburgh Saturday. He did come around to score the first run of the game which gave the Cubs their only short-lived lead.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Apr 11th
First baseman Christian Walker left Saturday's game after taking a ball to his face under his left eye. The incident happened on a bounced throw from Josh Rojas.
Corbin Young
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Ian Happ is absent from Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 
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
Walker's power waned last season and his barrel rate dropped precipitously, but there were still plenty of things to like about his 2020 campaign. Notably, he cut his strikeout rate to a career-best 20.6% while raising his average to a strong .271. Walker is not, and is probably never going to be, a superstar fantasy asset. But he is a quiet producer who should help in four of the five rotisserie categories and is often overlooked. He's an ideal corner infielder for a team that needs steady production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros