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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Happ or Miguel Sano (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
39 of 51 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 107
Best Rank# 61# 85
Worst Rank# 183# 167
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 177
Best Rank# 123# 171
Worst Rank# 169# 206
   
Projections 
   
Runs8082
Home Runs2736
RBI7689
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.249.230
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 99
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 108
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 111
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 104
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 112
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 108
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 99# 101
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 116# 125
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 100
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 106
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 106
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 80# 117
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 108
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 120
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 118
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 101# 105
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 86# 136
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 120
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 130# 145
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 87# 133
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 105# 115
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 108
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 87# 114
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 167
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 117
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93# 115
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 98# 103
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 133
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 107
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 86# 126
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 123
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 105
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 101# 156
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 70# 92
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 68# 126
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 104
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 98# 95
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 106
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 108# 99
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 101
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 88
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 122# 104
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 92
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 108
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 132# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 183# 95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198186
   
Runs2731
   
Hits5138
   
Singles2713
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI2825
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks3018
   
Strikeouts6390
   
Batting Average.258.204
   
On Base Pct.361.278
   
Slugging Pct.505.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.757
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519505
   
Runs8082
   
Hits127115
   
Singles7253
   
Doubles2525
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2736
   
RBI7689
   
Stolen Bases71
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks7164
   
Strikeouts174216
   
Batting Average.249.230
   
On Base Pct.341.318
   
Slugging Pct.463.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.814
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
News 
 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
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and a walk in a 7-3 win over Toronto on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 17th
 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
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer in a 12-3 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 16th
 Ian Happ went 0-for-2 with a walk Thursday versus Philadelphia. He scored a run and drove one in.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 13th
 Ian Happ went 0-for-4 versus Philadelphia Wednesday. He would come around to score on the Chirinos home run.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 16th
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and a walk in a 4-1 loss to Cleveland on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 9th
 Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a walk versus the Phillies Tuesday. He would drive in the final run of the game.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 15th
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 3-0 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 9th
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
Sano has always had one of the worst strikeout rates in the majors, but his 43.9% mark in 2020 was awful even by his standards. That's always the risk with Sano - that his strikeout rate is going to bring his batting average down to close to .200, where he'll almost single-handedly tank you in that category. The upside of course is that he absolutely crushes the ball, as evident by the fact that he was no worse than second in baseball in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate, and barrel rate last year. Sano's contract with the Twins shows they're committed to him, so he should hopefully be beyond concerns of getting sent down to the minors if he struggles. That puts Sano in the high-power, low-average bucket of sluggers, but one who goes much later in drafts than others who will provide similar production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros