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Who Should I Draft?

Jeff McNeil or Max Muncy (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
12 of 22 experts
45%
Recommended by
10 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 64
Best Rank# 49# 29
Worst Rank# 81# 95
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 91
Best Rank# 81# 70
Worst Rank# 97# 106
   
Projections 
   
Runs9082
Home Runs3017
RBI8874
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.243.295
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 95
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 64# 65
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 60# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 61# 73
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 72
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 66# 94
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 64# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 77# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 80# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 64
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 70
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 80# 73
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats203183
   
Runs3619
   
Hits3957
   
Singles2339
   
Doubles414
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs124
   
RBI2723
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3920
   
Strikeouts6024
   
Batting Average.192.312
   
On Base Pct.331.383
   
Slugging Pct.389.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.720.836
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats493561
   
Runs9082
   
Hits117163
   
Singles66107
   
Doubles2036
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3017
   
RBI8874
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks9046
   
Strikeouts14983
   
Batting Average.243.295
   
On Base Pct.356.345
   
Slugging Pct.469.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.824.803
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
News 
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Notes 
 255 - 35 - 3
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
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
 Muncy's batting average dropped to a ridiculously low .192 last year, and there were two culprits. The first is that his line drive rate plummeted from 23.5% to just 13.8%, leading to far more ground balls. The second was that he simply didn't hit the ball as hard. His hard hit rate and average exit velocity fell, and his HR/FB rate dropped seven points. Muncy dealt with finger and elbow injuries, so those may account for his poor season, but even then he was on pace to reach the 30-homer plateau for a third straight year. Muncy has position eligibility galore, and at the weak second base position, so continue to draft him in the middle rounds as a cheap source of power who adds value thanks to his ability to play all around the infield for your fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Muncy's finger was hit by a pitch during summer camp. While he was able to play through it, the issue was a pain-tolerance one that bothered him all year long. The hard-hit rate and average exit velocity worsened, though his walk rate ranked in the 93rd percentile. This data backs up the idea that Muncy was simply playing through something. Adding to his bounce back case is a .203 BABIP from 2020, well below his career mark of .266.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros