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Who Should I Draft?

Jeff McNeil or Matt Chapman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 61
Best Rank# 38# 46
Worst Rank# 101# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 98
Best Rank# 73# 93
Worst Rank# 105# 122
   
Projections 
   
Runs8188
Home Runs1832
RBI7389
Stolen Bases62
Batting Average.296.251
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 62# 66
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 62
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 64# 68
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 79
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 79
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 72
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 68
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 79
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 76
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 63# 65
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 69# 94
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 64# 67
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 63# 64
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 52# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 54# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 60# 55
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 64# 52
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 64# 54
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 65# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 66# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 68# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 50
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 68# 65
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 62
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 71# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 72# 62
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 74# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 84# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 60
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 95# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 95# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 101# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats183142
   
Runs1922
   
Hits5733
   
Singles3912
   
Doubles149
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs410
   
RBI2325
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks208
   
Strikeouts2454
   
Batting Average.312.232
   
On Base Pct.383.276
   
Slugging Pct.454.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.812
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats556547
   
Runs8188
   
Hits163136
   
Singles10666
   
Doubles3533
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs1832
   
RBI7389
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4659
   
Strikeouts82159
   
Batting Average.296.251
   
On Base Pct.350.324
   
Slugging Pct.465.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.826
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
News 
 Jeff McNeil went 1-3 with one single and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Apr 15th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-2 with one RBI and one walk in the Athletics 7-0 win Saturday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
 Jeff McNeil hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Mets beat the Marlins on Thursday. He finished the game 1-3 with one run scored, one RBI, and one walk.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 9th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with one RBI and two runs in the Athletics 3-0 win Friday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
 Jeff McNeil is receiving a day off on Wednesday against the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with two RBIs and three strikeouts in the Athletics 8-4 win Thursday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 16th
 Jeff McNeil was hitless in four at-bats on Monday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Apr 6th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with one RBI and three strikeouts in the Athletics 7-5 win Tuesday over Arizona.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 14th
  Matt Chapman went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs in the Athletics 9-5 win Monday over the Diamondbacks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 13th
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
Chapman lost a significant chunk of his 2020 season to a torn labrum in his hip, and had surgery to repair the injury. It seems obvious that the injury was bothering him all year, as evidenced by his massive jump in strikeout rate (35.5%) and corresponding drop in walk rate. There's little reason to give Chapman's 2020 season any credence given what he'd shown the previous two years. Expect him to bounce back to the 30-homer bat with decent all-around production that we had come to expect, and enjoy the discount that his numbers from last year provide.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros