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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Eugenio Suarez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 41
Best Rank# 18# 22
Worst Rank# 69# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 61
Best Rank# 56# 59
Worst Rank# 88# 69
   
Projections 
   
Runs8586
Home Runs2838
RBI91103
Stolen Bases123
Batting Average.259.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 69
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 53
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 57
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 46# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 38# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 41
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 50
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 33
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 44# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 33
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 46# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 53
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 58# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 65# 51
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 69# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats222198
   
Runs2729
   
Hits4540
   
Singles2717
   
Doubles98
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs815
   
RBI2438
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks730
   
Strikeouts7567
   
Batting Average.203.202
   
On Base Pct.238.312
   
Slugging Pct.360.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.599.781
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593551
   
Runs8586
   
Hits153138
   
Singles8874
   
Doubles3224
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2838
   
RBI91103
   
Stolen Bases123
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks3173
   
Strikeouts179174
   
Batting Average.259.253
   
On Base Pct.296.341
   
Slugging Pct.470.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.765.848
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 Javier Baez collected only one hit during the Cubs' 13-run explosion Saturday versus Atlanta. However, that one hit was a three-run shot. Baez now has four homers on the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Apr 18th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday's win over Cleveland.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Apr 17th
 Javier Baez was struck by a pitch twice during the game against Atlanta Friday. He would steal his fourth base and come around to score once.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Apr 17th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 11th
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 versus the Brewers Monday. His ninth-inning double drove in two runs.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 13th
Eugenio Suarez is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
 Javier Baez connected with a second-inning homer to briefly give the Cubs a 1-0 lead Sunday versus the Pirates. The homer was his third of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 12th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run, and a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Apr 2nd
 Javier Baez connected on a two-run homer versus the Pirates Thursday. It changed the score from Pittsburgh 2-1 to the Cubs 3-2. The Cubs would win 4-2. Baez also stole his third base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
According to Bobby Nightengale Jr., the Reds general manager stated Eugenio Suárez will be the team's everyday shortstop.
Corbin Young
Sat, Mar 27th
Notes 
 Everything went wrong for Baez in 2020. His already high strikeout rate increased to 31.9%. His already low walk rated fell to an abysmal 3.0%. He swung less, made contact less, and did not hit the ball as hard as he used to. In the end, Baez earned every bit of his .203 batting average and poor counting stats. But how much weight do you put into a 59-game stretch for a veteran like Baez, particularly when he complained that his inability to watch video between at-bats affected his overall performance. The answer is a little, but not all that much. Baez had a stellar three-year run as a reliable power-speed combination, and he'll be just 28 years old this season. The Cubs lineup won't be overly strong, but Baez should certainly put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 totals than those he put up in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Suarez's power numbers were again strong in last year's shortened season, but his batting average plummeted to just .202. He hit the ball as hard as ever, however, and ranked in the top 9% of the league in average exit velocity. Suarez's BABIP was just .214 (he has a .310 mark), and although he hit more fly balls than usual, there's nothing to suggest that his batting average should have fallen off a cliff. In other words, there's plenty of reason to expect Suarez to hit closer to his .261 career batting average this year. Add to that his potential for 40 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI, and he'll likely be a value in this year's draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros