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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Pete Alonso (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
33 of 54 experts
39%
Recommended by
21 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 22
Best Rank# 8# 12
Worst Rank# 53# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 27
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 66# 30
   
Projections 
   
Runs3535
Home Runs1216
RBI3640
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.279.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 42
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 25
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 24
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 12
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 19
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 21
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531597
   
Runs89103
   
Hits149155
   
Singles7870
   
Doubles3830
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2953
   
RBI85120
   
Stolen Bases111
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks2872
   
Strikeouts156183
   
Batting Average.281.260
   
On Base Pct.316.358
   
Slugging Pct.531.583
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.941
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216204
   
Runs3535
   
Hits6053
   
Singles3426
   
Doubles1410
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1216
   
RBI3640
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks1225
   
Strikeouts6262
   
Batting Average.279.258
   
On Base Pct.317.339
   
Slugging Pct.517.541
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.880
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
News 
 Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, one walk and an additional run scored in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 2nd
Pete Alonso went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts as the Mets were blanked by the Braves 4-0 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with two homers, a double, three RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Reds.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 29th
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over the Boston Red Sox. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jul 28th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Pete Alonso was 2-for-3, with a single and a double, Sunday against the Astros.
Jarod Rupp
Mon, Mar 9th
 Javier Baez has “no regrets” in not reaching a deal before the Coronavirus pandemic.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 
 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
 
Notes 
 I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs attempted only 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
Fifty-three home runs. Pete Alonso surpassed the lofty expectations that he had entering his rookie year, and while you can attribute some of that to the ball, Alonso's power is still among the most elite in the game. Is he going to give you a lot of home runs and RBIs but not much elsewhere? Yeah, probably, but here's the thing with the argument that he's going to give you stats that are easy to find elsewhere - you need even more to win those categories now. If everyone is hitting bombs, get the guy who can out-homer them - especially at a top-heavy position like first base.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
It feels odd that a rookie can hit 53 homers with 120 RBIs then end up draft towards the end of the third round but that's exactly what we have here. 60 homrs is a real possibility but then again, so are 35 homers with a .235 batting average, similar to the disappointment fantasy owners had with Hoskins last season.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Everything went right in 2019. Will he be able to continue to grow as a hitter after the strikeout rate rose in the second half?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros