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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Randy Arozarena (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
13 of 22 experts
41%
Recommended by
9 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 41
Best Rank# 29# 27
Worst Rank# 54# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 73
Best Rank# 55# 62
Worst Rank# 65# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs8285
Home Runs2528
RBI7391
Stolen Bases1913
Batting Average.269.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 51
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 40# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 53
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 48# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 41
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 43# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 54# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 44
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 50# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats64222
   
Runs1527
   
Hits1845
   
Singles927
   
Doubles29
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs78
   
RBI1124
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks67
   
Strikeouts2275
   
Batting Average.281.203
   
On Base Pct.382.238
   
Slugging Pct.641.360
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.022.599
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504600
   
Runs8285
   
Hits134155
   
Singles8091
   
Doubles2632
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2528
   
RBI7391
   
Stolen Bases1913
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks4631
   
Strikeouts136180
   
Batting Average.269.259
   
On Base Pct.326.293
   
Slugging Pct.485.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.759
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Rays OF Randy Arozarena noted Wednesday that his offseason legal issue has been settled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 24th
Javier Baez says that he'll "probably" put a deadline on extension talks for the end of spring training. He also added that his preference is to work out a long-term deal with the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 27th
  Javier Baez and the Cubs agreed to a one-year, $11.65 million deal to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 270 - 30 - 20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
270 - 30 - 10
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
 Fantasy managers will likely remember Arozarena's remarkable postseason, when he slashed .377/.442/.831. But his regular season (.281/.382/.641) would make him a strong fantasy asset if he could repeat hit. Arozarena wasn't looked at as a high impact prospect, but he put on significant muscle before last year and it manifested itself in his power production. There's a 25-homer bat in his skill set, and the fact that he'll likely throw in 15-20 steals should give him a high floor regardless. Don't pay for the postseason, of course, but Arozarena should be a rock solid fantasy outfielder in 2021.
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