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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Gleyber Torres (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 40
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 63# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 75
Best Rank# 54# 56
Worst Rank# 67# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs8285
Home Runs3028
RBI8991
Stolen Bases612
Batting Average.273.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 27# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 44# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 28# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 38# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 39# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 36# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 38# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 22# 37
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 45# 47
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 22# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 47# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 46# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 50# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 37
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 40# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 49# 43
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 54# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 48# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats136222
   
Runs1727
   
Hits3345
   
Singles2227
   
Doubles89
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs38
   
RBI1624
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks227
   
Strikeouts2875
   
Batting Average.243.203
   
On Base Pct.356.238
   
Slugging Pct.368.360
   
On-base Plus Slugging.724.599
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533593
   
Runs8285
   
Hits144153
   
Singles8788
   
Doubles2632
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI8991
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks6031
   
Strikeouts124179
   
Batting Average.273.259
   
On Base Pct.347.296
   
Slugging Pct.494.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.841.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a run scored on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Rays by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
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
 Gleyber Torres is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 13th
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 versus the Brewers Monday. His ninth-inning double drove in two runs.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 13th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 at the plate with a walk while scoring a run and driving in a run on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Rays in extra-innings by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 12th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 at the plate with a single and a walk on Wednesday as the Yankees lost to the Orioles in extra innings by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 8th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 at the plate and hit a double on Sunday as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays by a 3-1 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 4th
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 versus Milwaukee Monday. His lone hit was also his first homer of the season which was a solo blast. Baez got hit right above his knee but stayed in the game.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 6th
Notes 
 Torres missed some time with quad and hamstring strains last season, but his year was an absolute disaster even without it. He batted just .243 and hit a mere three home runs in 160 plate appearances. The culprit was that he was reportedly out of shape, a byproduct of the long layoff between the original spring training and when baseball resumed months later. There's every reason to buy into the excuse given Torres' track record, especially since he bounced back a bit in September and October with an .842 OPS. Expect more typical numbers from Torres this year, meaning around a .270 average, 30 home runs, and plenty of counting stats. Given his ADP, he's likely to be a bargain this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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