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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
22 of 41 experts
46%
Recommended by
19 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 22
Best Rank# 14# 17
Worst Rank# 53# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 37
Best Rank# 26# 32
Worst Rank# 65# 51
   
Projections 
   
Runs8783
Home Runs3035
RBI9299
Stolen Bases133
Batting Average.277.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 79
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 24
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 28
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 35# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531313
   
Runs8958
   
Hits14998
   
Singles7845
   
Doubles3826
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs2927
   
RBI8578
   
Stolen Bases110
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks2852
   
Strikeouts15694
   
Batting Average.281.313
   
On Base Pct.316.412
   
Slugging Pct.531.655
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8471.067
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats551477
   
Runs8783
   
Hits152136
   
Singles8369
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs3035
   
RBI9299
   
Stolen Bases133
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks3067
   
Strikeouts158137
   
Batting Average.277.285
   
On Base Pct.314.373
   
Slugging Pct.515.565
   
On-base Plus Slugging.829.938
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 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
The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
  Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
  Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) could return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) is improving.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
  Yordan Alvarez (knee) will be shutdown for a few days from baseball drills to rest his knees, per Astros Manager Dusty Baker.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 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
It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
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
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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