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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Happ or Dylan Carlson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Ian Happ
Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 101
Best Rank# 61# 70
Worst Rank# 183# 134
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 161
Best Rank# 123# 150
Worst Rank# 169# 189
   
Projections 
   
Runs8068
Home Runs2718
RBI7667
Stolen Bases711
Batting Average.249.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 106
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 107
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94# 125
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 91
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 122
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 124
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 125
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 99# 109
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 97
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 97
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 105
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 80# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 103
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 109
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 98
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 86# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 87# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 87# 92
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 99
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 98# 114
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 134
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 106
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93# 97
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 98# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 126
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 94
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 86# 121
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 122
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 101# 119
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 70# 110
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 68# 111
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 125
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 90
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 101# 90
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 98
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 96
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 101
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 101
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 108# 105
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 103
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 116# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 79
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 130# 112
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 132# 77
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 183# 105
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Ian Happ
Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198110
   
Runs2711
   
Hits5122
   
Singles2711
   
Doubles117
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs123
   
RBI2816
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks308
   
Strikeouts6335
   
Batting Average.258.200
   
On Base Pct.361.252
   
Slugging Pct.505.364
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.616
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Ian Happ
Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519505
   
Runs8068
   
Hits127124
   
Singles7275
   
Doubles2527
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2718
   
RBI7667
   
Stolen Bases711
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks7148
   
Strikeouts174136
   
Batting Average.249.248
   
On Base Pct.341.314
   
Slugging Pct.463.426
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.740
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Ian Happ
Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
News 
 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
Cardinals OF Dylan Carlson isn't starting Wednesday’s game against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
 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
Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in a 14-3 beatdown of the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 14th
 Ian Happ is absent from Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson went 1-for-4 on Wednesday, connecting for a ninth-inning grand slam in a 7-0 win over Miami.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 7th
 Ian Happ drew a fourth-inning walk and scored the first run of the game. The Cubs would lead for the rest of the game.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 6th
Dylan Carlson went 1-for-4 on Tuesday, hitting a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning of a one-run game to give the Cardinals an insurance run in an eventual 4-2 victory.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 6th
 Ian Happ went 1-for-2 with two walks versus the Pirates Sunday. He provided his first HR of the season to end with two runs scored and one driven in.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
Cardinals prospect Dylan Carlson connected for a 3-run homer in the first inning off of Reds starter Luis Castillo on Thursday, part of a six-run first inning for St. Louis. It was his lone hit on the day, finishing 1-for-3 while adding a walk with two strikeouts.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Apr 2nd
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
Carlson caught major buzz heading into the season last year as he looked likely to earn an everyday role in the outfield, but he sputtered for much of the season even when he did play, slashing just .200/.252/.364 with three home runs in 119 plate appearances. But he had a successful, albeit brief, post-season, and now again looks ready to claim a starting outfield spot for the Cardinals. Carlson is just 22 years old and has a strong minor-league track record. If he can hold down his spot, he has 25-15 potential, and should hit for a solid average. Given his age and his poor 2020 season, there's some obvious risk, but the draft capital necessary to get him on your team is not prohibitive, and his upside should make him a target in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros