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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Gleyber Torres (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
34 of 45 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 28
Best Rank# 12# 17
Worst Rank# 53# 59
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 29
Best Rank# 26# 24
Worst Rank# 66# 31
   
Projections 
   
Runs3433
Home Runs1213
RBI3736
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.280.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 25
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 18
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 31
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531546
   
Runs8996
   
Hits149153
   
Singles7889
   
Doubles3826
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs2938
   
RBI8591
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks2848
   
Strikeouts156129
   
Batting Average.281.280
   
On Base Pct.316.338
   
Slugging Pct.531.537
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216203
   
Runs3433
   
Hits6056
   
Singles3333
   
Doubles1410
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI3736
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1219
   
Strikeouts6250
   
Batting Average.280.277
   
On Base Pct.316.340
   
Slugging Pct.521.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
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
 
 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
 
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
If you're taking Gleyber Torres as your second baseman, fine. No argument there. But if you're taking him as your shortstop, you're reaching. While young with a bright future ahead of him, thus far, he's proved to be a one-category standout with his power, and that's about it. He isn't bringing you the stolen bases or average that are needed to justify the cost with shortstop being so deep. Pass on him and fill another need."
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
As a 22-year-old, Gleyber managed 38 homers, 96 runs and 91 RBIs with a .280 batting average. There is still room for more growth and it would no surprise if he became an MVP candidate this year as a 23-year-old. There isn't enough speed to make him the top fantasy second basemen yet though.
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
Gleyber had a monster season in 2019 and will be only 23 years old in 2020. A lot of people are fading him this season and I don't understand that much. He will help you everywhere except SBs and has the room to improve his average as well.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy