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Who Should I Draft?

Isiah Kiner-Falefa or Daulton Varsho (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Daulton Varsho
C,CF,LF,RF - ARI
Daulton Varsho
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
27 of 41 experts
34%
Recommended by
14 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 185# 204
Best Rank# 119# 112
Worst Rank# 237# 314
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 296# 235
Best Rank# 229# 179
Worst Rank# 350# 290
   
Projections 
   
Runs6435
Home Runs88
RBI4629
Stolen Bases137
Batting Average.261.246
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 154
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 121# 217
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 187
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 192# 233
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 156# 179
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 138
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 199# 227
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 214
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 180
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 123# 198
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 186# 263
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 137# 214
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 158# 200
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 150# 155
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 125
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 196
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 173# 199
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 146
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 193# 212
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 163
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 185
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 188# 286
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 170
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 165
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 175
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 157# 314
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 152# 140
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 185# 176
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 189# 175
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 201# 199
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 206# 132
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 210# 180
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 218# 186
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 237# 211
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 112
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 139
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 149
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 151
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 167
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 172
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Daulton Varsho
C,CF,LF,RF - ARI
Daulton Varsho
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats211101
   
Runs2816
   
Hits5919
   
Singles499
   
Doubles45
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs33
   
RBI109
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks1412
   
Strikeouts3233
   
Batting Average.280.188
   
On Base Pct.329.287
   
Slugging Pct.370.366
   
On-base Plus Slugging.699.653
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Daulton Varsho
C,CF,LF,RF - ARI
Daulton Varsho
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519241
   
Runs6435
   
Hits13458
   
Singles10036
   
Doubles2311
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs88
   
RBI4629
   
Stolen Bases137
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks3822
   
Strikeouts9762
   
Batting Average.261.246
   
On Base Pct.312.312
   
Slugging Pct.366.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.678.731
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Daulton Varsho
C,CF,LF,RF - ARI
Daulton Varsho
News 
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa finished 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk against the White Sox on Sunday. He also scored, knocked in a run, and stole two bases. Texas ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 7-2.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
Catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and a strikeout in the D-Backs' 11-4 loss to the Braves on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 21st
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with a single against the Astros on Thursday evening. Texas ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 12-1.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 17th
Catcher Daulton Varsho went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI as the Diamondbacks took down the Astros 6-4 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 19th
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base against the Athletics on Sunday. He also scored and struck out once apiece. Texas ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
Daulton Varsho went 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and four RBI during Saturday's 7-3 win over the Mariners.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Sep 12th
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-5 with a single and two strikeouts against the Athletics on Friday evening. Texas ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 10-5.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
Catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho went 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the Diamondbacks fell to the Mariners 10-4 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Angels on Saturday evening. Texas ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 4-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 5th
Catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Phillies 7-0 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 29th
Notes 
 If IKF is still catcher eligible in your league, I would certainly make him a target of mine. He should be hitting at the top of the Texas lineup and can mix in some power and base stealing. Even a 10/10 season would make him a super solid C1 option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Varsho was optioned to Triple-A, which was mildly surprising, though not entirely unexpected. He saw plenty of action between catcher and the outfield last year for the Diamondbacks, and although he batted just .188, he hit three home runs and stole three bases. That may not sound like much but for a catcher-eligible player in 37 games, it's plenty. Varsho was optioned less because of his talent level and more because the Diamondbacks' roster is pretty full, especially with the signing of Asdrubal Cabrera,. There's a ton of potential for Varsho, given that he was a high-average hitter during his minor-league career, but fantasy managers will need to wait a bit longer for him to become someone to start in fantasy leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Varsho has one of the more perplexing ADPs. I understand the appeal out of the catcher position for a guy who can steal some bags but he was a terrible hitter in his first taste of the big leagues in 2020, is struggling in spring training, and will likely open the season in the minors. I am not drafting him anywehre.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Dalton Varsho struggled during his first season in the majors, slashing .188/.287/.366 across 115 plate appearances. He is expected to be the Diamondbacks starting CF and will be catcher eligible in most league formats. The 24-year-old has legit power and did steal 40 bases in the minors. Varsho should see everyday at-bats and with his upside is considered a top-10 fantasy option at the catcher position.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros