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Who Should I Draft?

Jeff McNeil or Max Kepler (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
40 of 46 experts
13%
Recommended by
6 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 82
Best Rank# 50# 57
Worst Rank# 112# 157
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 85# 123
Best Rank# 78# 108
Worst Rank# 106# 150
   
Projections 
   
Runs3134
Home Runs711
RBI2729
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.296.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 69
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 108
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 84
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 157
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 81# 89
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 80
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 67# 72
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 77
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 86
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 51# 100
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 56# 130
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 106
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 74# 81
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 57# 63
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 84
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 66# 76
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 77
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 55# 106
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 64# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 88
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 83
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 118
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 70
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 77# 88
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 77# 117
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 76
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 82
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 82# 90
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 98
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 70# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 81# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 81
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 66
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats510524
   
Runs8398
   
Hits163132
   
Singles10164
   
Doubles3832
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2336
   
RBI7590
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks3560
   
Strikeouts7599
   
Batting Average.320.252
   
On Base Pct.386.336
   
Slugging Pct.533.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.920.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195195
   
Runs3134
   
Hits5850
   
Singles3727
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs711
   
RBI2729
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1423
   
Strikeouts3039
   
Batting Average.296.255
   
On Base Pct.343.335
   
Slugging Pct.481.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.824.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
News 
 Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's win versus the Cardinals, along with an RBI and scoring a pair of runs.
Jarod Rupp
Thu, Mar 12th
Max Kepler went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Friday's win over Tampa Bay.
Michael Felner
Sat, Mar 7th
 Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil went 2-or-3 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
Max Kepler went 0-for-2 in Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Michael Felner
Sat, Feb 29th
 Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 on Tuesday versus Miami.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Mar 4th
Max Kepler has yet to play in spring training games due to a sore upper back, according to Twins' manager, Rocco Baldelli.
Michael Felner
Wed, Feb 26th
Notes 
 Jeff McNeil feels like a late breakout player, but he just turned 28 years old. But one thing we know we need to judge players on is the entirety of their work, not just their most recent performance. With McNeil, if you look at his minor league numbers, you have to wonder if the power he showcased (23 home runs) - in a season where everyone else was hitting home runs - is for real. If it's not, he's a replaceable player, even at his premium position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Kepler finally tapped into his potential last season after showing signs of it in 2018. There's nothing really, from an underlying or surface level, that says it was flukey.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Most seem to recall Kepler knocking 36 homers but did you realize he did it while missing 30 games. The batting average will almost definitely be under .260 but if he plays the full season, you can bet on 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Will boost your average, will be a solid contributor elsewhere, and has position flexibility. Very solid pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Hit 36 homers in 2019 without striking out too much. Does that signal room for even more upside?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Very safe batting average but it's fair to wonder if we can expect 23 homers again
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros