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Who Should I Draft?

Jeff McNeil or Gio Urshela (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 91
Best Rank# 38# 56
Worst Rank# 101# 167
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 157
Best Rank# 73# 137
Worst Rank# 105# 173
   
Projections 
   
Runs8171
Home Runs1820
RBI7376
Stolen Bases62
Batting Average.296.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 102
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 103
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 93
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 97
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 99
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 54# 84
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 62# 89
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 86
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 64# 96
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 104
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 60# 87
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 92
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 66# 95
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 104
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 97
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 95# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 167
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 92
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 87
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 84# 93
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 64# 93
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 68# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 92
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 111
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 100
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 63# 102
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 68# 99
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 101
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 74# 98
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 72# 106
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 63# 96
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 80
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 100
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 69# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 71# 108
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 64# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 63# 91
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 52# 93
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 64# 100
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 65# 96
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 95# 78
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 95
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 101# 56
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats183151
   
Runs1924
   
Hits5745
   
Singles3928
   
Doubles1411
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs46
   
RBI2330
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2018
   
Strikeouts2425
   
Batting Average.312.298
   
On Base Pct.383.368
   
Slugging Pct.454.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.858
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats556506
   
Runs8171
   
Hits163140
   
Singles10689
   
Doubles3529
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1820
   
RBI7376
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4639
   
Strikeouts8298
   
Batting Average.296.278
   
On Base Pct.350.330
   
Slugging Pct.465.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.782
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
News 
 Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 with one RBI, one homer, one single, and two runs scored. The Mets won 3-2 Sunday and are 73-77 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
Gio Urshela went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win against the Orioles by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
 Jeff McNeil went 1-for-3 with one single, one strikeout, and two RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Aug 14th
Gio Urshela remained out of the Yankees' lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles in which the team lost by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Jeff McNeil went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Aug 2nd
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 26th
 Jeff McNeil is absent from Thursday's lineup against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 29th
Gio Urshela ran at 80 percent effort on Monday, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Aug 16th
 Jeff McNeil went 2-for-5 with one run scored, one home run, one double, one strikeout, and two RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jul 28th
Gio Urshela had a setback on Sunday during his running and ground ball work. He is not expected to re-join the Yankees this week.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Aug 9th
Notes 
 Much of McNeil's 2020 season looked similar to his year in 2019. He hit over .300, rarely struck out, and got on base plenty. But the power gains that we saw in 2019 vanished, as he hit just four home runs over 52 games. His barrel rate (2.5%) and hard-hit percentage (26.5%) were some of the worst in the league, and he didn't even offer the token stolen base that he had chipped in during previous seasons. This is a scenario where McNeil's value to any particular fantasy manager will depend on the weight he or she gives to the shortened 2020 season. Given that McNeil never hit the ball particularly hard anyway, though, a good bet is to assume he at least returns to the high teens in home runs, slightly below his 2019 pace. With his strong average and multi-position eligibility, that makes McNeil an asset in the middle rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Urshela isn't the most exciting player, and perhaps that's why he largely gets ignored by fantasy managers despite his quality production. Over his last two seasons (175 games), he's slashed .310/.358/.523 with 27 home runs and 104 RBI. He won't contribute in steals, but he's an incredibly safe source of batting average, particularly because of his excellent strikeout rate, and he should have plenty of opportunities to contribute counting stats. The only question was his health, but he seems fully recovered from his elbow injury. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros