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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Yordan Alvarez (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
6 of 10 experts
40%
Recommended by
4 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 39
Best Rank# 29# 24
Worst Rank# 55# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 80
Best Rank# 73# 72
Worst Rank# 84# 89
   
Projections 
   
Runs7685
Home Runs3129
RBI9190
Stolen Bases312
Batting Average.285.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 43
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 44
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 53# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats8222
   
Runs227
   
Hits245
   
Singles127
   
Doubles09
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs18
   
RBI424
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks07
   
Strikeouts175
   
Batting Average.250.203
   
On Base Pct.333.238
   
Slugging Pct.625.360
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.599
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats442595
   
Runs7685
   
Hits126154
   
Singles6788
   
Doubles2633
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3129
   
RBI9190
   
Stolen Bases312
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6130
   
Strikeouts125181
   
Batting Average.285.259
   
On Base Pct.372.295
   
Slugging Pct.569.471
   
On-base Plus Slugging.940.766
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
  Javier Baez and the Cubs agreed to a one-year, $11.65 million deal to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
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