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Who Should I Draft?

Jorge Soler or Byron Buxton (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 73# 79
Best Rank# 43# 50
Worst Rank# 112# 118
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 128# 141
Best Rank# 108# 129
Worst Rank# 135# 175
   
Projections 
   
Runs7174
Home Runs2533
RBI7289
Stolen Bases182
Batting Average.253.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 49# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 76# 82
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 67# 79
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 74
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 68# 96
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 101# 111
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 75# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 43# 98
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 78# 82
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 80
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 77# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 66# 75
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 61# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 69# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 69# 80
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 67# 77
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 84
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 89
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 88# 90
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 75# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 63# 80
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 75# 86
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 66# 73
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 77# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 98# 118
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 75# 81
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 46# 71
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 76# 91
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 71# 78
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 72# 78
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 58# 91
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 59# 50
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 86# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 84# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 76# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 102# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 72
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 83# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 81# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77# 76
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 76
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 87# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 106# 79
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 91# 79
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 90# 81
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 112# 97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats130149
   
Runs1917
   
Hits3334
   
Singles1718
   
Doubles38
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs138
   
RBI2724
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks219
   
Strikeouts3660
   
Batting Average.254.228
   
On Base Pct.267.326
   
Slugging Pct.577.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.844.769
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats473512
   
Runs7174
   
Hits119126
   
Singles6366
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2533
   
RBI7289
   
Stolen Bases182
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks2966
   
Strikeouts135171
   
Batting Average.253.250
   
On Base Pct.297.336
   
Slugging Pct.487.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging.783.832
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
News 
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton went 3-for-6 with a double, a homer, two runs, and two RBI in a 13-12 loss to Oakland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 21st
Jorge Soler went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, and an additional run scored in Wednesday’s 9-8 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Byron Buxton has returned to the Twins' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the A's. He is batting cleanup and playing his usual center field.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 20th
Jorge Soler went 0-for-3 with an RBI during Monday’s 4-1 loss to the Rays.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
 Byron Buxton (hamstring) has returned to the Twins' lineup on Saturday against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 17th
Jorge Soler went 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 16th
 Byron Buxton (hamstring) is still absent from the Twins' lineup on Friday against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 16th
Jorge Soler went 1-for-4 with two RBI and three strikeouts during Monday’s 10-3 loss to the Angels.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 13th
 Byron Buxton (hamstring) is not in the Twins' starting lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Apr 15th
Jorge Soler went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Buxton has immense talent and upside, and it feel like he could be a fantasy superstar if he stays healthy. Limited to just 39 games last year, he hit 13 home runs, greatly increasing his barrel rate (13.5%), average exit velocity (91.2 MPH) and hard hit rate (47.9%). Although he only stole two base, his sprint speed ranked in the 99th percentile. The two things holding Buxton back are his health concerns - he has played more than 92 games just once in his career, and his .238 career batting average, which won't improve until he stops swinging so much, particularly at pitches outside of the zone. But he's still just 27 years old, and has the power and speed to deliver a 30-30 season in a perfect world. Just bake in some missed time into the draft capital you're willing to spend.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Soler's injury-shortened 2020 season didn't live up to his massive 2019 campaign, but he did show that a lot of his gains were legitimate. Yes, it was more of a 30-homer pace, but his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all elite, as they were the prior year. Soler struck out way too much (34.5% of the time), and if he can't fix that, then his average will suffer as it did last year. But, his walk rate remains high and the power is going to be there with how hard he hits the ball. He's a source of cheap power you can grab later than other similarly-profiled bats going several rounds earlier.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros