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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Michael Conforto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 42
Best Rank# 18# 29
Worst Rank# 69# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 67
Best Rank# 56# 56
Worst Rank# 88# 79
   
Projections 
   
Runs8590
Home Runs2829
RBI9190
Stolen Bases126
Batting Average.259.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 60
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 54
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 46# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 45
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 46# 51
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 38# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 34
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 41
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 44# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 42
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 58# 40
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 65# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 69# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats222202
   
Runs2740
   
Hits4565
   
Singles2744
   
Doubles912
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs89
   
RBI2431
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks724
   
Strikeouts7557
   
Batting Average.203.322
   
On Base Pct.238.412
   
Slugging Pct.360.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging.599.927
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593541
   
Runs8590
   
Hits153141
   
Singles8882
   
Doubles3228
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2829
   
RBI9190
   
Stolen Bases126
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks3177
   
Strikeouts179153
   
Batting Average.259.264
   
On Base Pct.296.357
   
Slugging Pct.470.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.765.839
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a walk versus the Dodgers Wednesday. He would drive in a key run with a ground out.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, May 6th
Michael Conforto went 2-4 with one double and one home run, two runs scored, and three RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, May 2nd
 Javier Baez had an exciting day Tuesday versus the Dodgers. He committed three errors in the first game to go with a run scored. In Game 2, he came off the bench late and ended up supplying a two-run shot to tie the game in extra innings when the Cubs were down to their last out. Baez now has eight homers this season.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, May 5th
Michael Conforto went 0-2 with one strikeout. The Mets lost 2-1 to the Phillies.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, May 1st
 Javier Baez went 2-for-5 Sunday versus Cincinnati. His seventh homer of the season was a two-run shot. It came on the high fastball that he had been struggling with early in the season so it is a potential sign of progress.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, May 3rd
Michael Conforto went 1-4 with one run scored, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Apr 25th
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 Saturday versus the Reds. He would score a run and later get into a confrontation with a Reds reliever when the benches cleared. Baez would add his sixth base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, May 2nd
Michael Conforto went 2-3 with two singles, one walk, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Apr 24th
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 Friday versus Cincinnati. He managed to drive in two runs as the Cubs tried to fight back in the late innings.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, May 1st
Michael Conforto went 2-4 with one double, one single, one run scored, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
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
Conforto built on his excellent 2019 season by trading off a bit of power for some batting average. Fed by a significant increase in line drive rate that led to a .412 BABIP, Conforto batted a career best .322 last year. His xBA was just .284, so don't think that he suddenly morphed into a high average bat, but he did hit above .300 against every type of pitch last year, so it was certainly more than luck. Expect some regression to closer to his .259 mark, but he should hit around 30 homers with plenty of runs and RBI and even toss in a few steals. That makes him a worthwhile OF2 in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros