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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Bo Bichette (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 43
Best Rank# 12# 15
Worst Rank# 53# 77
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 64
Best Rank# 26# 62
Worst Rank# 66# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs128
RBI3725
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.280.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 41
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 48
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 77
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 50
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 52
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 56
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 34
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 54
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 64
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 48
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531196
   
Runs8932
   
Hits14961
   
Singles7832
   
Doubles3818
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs2911
   
RBI8521
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks2814
   
Strikeouts15650
   
Batting Average.281.311
   
On Base Pct.316.359
   
Slugging Pct.531.571
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.930
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216204
   
Runs3431
   
Hits6057
   
Singles3334
   
Doubles1414
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs128
   
RBI3725
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks1216
   
Strikeouts6247
   
Batting Average.280.282
   
On Base Pct.316.333
   
Slugging Pct.521.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Bo Bichette
SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
News 
 Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
Bo Bichette hit his second home run of the spring in the Blue Jays' 9-0 defeat of the Phillies on Sunday in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 9th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
Bo Bichette went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's game against the Pirates
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Mar 1st
  Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says he is leaning towards batting Bo Bichette leadoff again this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Feb 17th
Notes 
 You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Everything that could go right, did go right for Bo Bichette in his rookie year in Toronto. Is he a .300 hitter? Probably not, but he'll hit around .285 with a power/speed combo that will play up in Toronto. Could there be an adjustment period in his second season? Sure, there could. Are there concerns that the performance wasn't legit? Not really, if you look at his prospect pedigree and his underlying numbers. The ceiling is sky-high here, and Bichette could be a top 5 shortstop off the board in 2021."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Like his father, the young Bichette is one heck of a hitter and he proved that by batting .311 with 11 homers in just 46 games last year. Over a full season, it would be no surprise if he morphed into a 30 homer threat with a quality batting average and all the runs and RBIs to accompany it.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData