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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Anthony Rendon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
34 of 50 experts
32%
Recommended by
16 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 21
Best Rank# 14# 13
Worst Rank# 36# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 38
Best Rank# 25# 29
Worst Rank# 38# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs9186
Home Runs2833
RBI100111
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.292.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 38
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 26
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 17# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 18# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 18# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 19# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 34
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 26
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 18# 23
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 19
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 23# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 13
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 19# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 19# 16
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 24# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 18
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 20# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 24
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 31# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats189240
   
Runs2943
   
Hits5476
   
Singles3342
   
Doubles1115
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs919
   
RBI3160
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3818
   
Strikeouts3159
   
Batting Average.286.317
   
On Base Pct.418.370
   
Slugging Pct.497.617
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.987
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats542588
   
Runs9186
   
Hits157164
   
Singles8994
   
Doubles3634
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2833
   
RBI100111
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks8041
   
Strikeouts92141
   
Batting Average.292.281
   
On Base Pct.384.328
   
Slugging Pct.520.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.838
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Anthony Rendon (groin) took batting practice off a tee and did fielding drills on Tuesday. He's been on the IL since April 11th and is not expected to return when first eligible.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with an RBI double during Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
 The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (groin) on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 12th
Jose Abreau went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts during Thursday’s 4-2 loss to Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 16th
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon is absent from Sunday's lineup with a minor groin injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with one walk during Sunday’s 4-3 exta-inning loss to the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 11th
 Anthony Rendon went 2-4 with two singles and a walk in Friday's 7-1 blowout of the Blue Jays.
Jack Mannis
Sat, Apr 10th
Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Tuesday’s 10-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon is sitting for Tuesday's contest against Zack Greinke and the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and an additional run scored in Friday's 12-8 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
Notes 
 Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
For most players, fantasy managers need to consider whether to discount a highly out-of-character dip in their numbers given the shortened season. For Abreu, it's the opposite - whether fantasy managers should give credence to an outstanding MVP season, during which Abreu vastly outperformed his numbers from every other season of his career. Everything was good for Abreu in 2020, everything. He hit the ball harder than ever and consistently. He got on base more. He had career-high paces in every category. Abreu will be entering his age-34 season, so there's no way you should expect a repeat performance, but it's worth noting that he has increased his average exit velocity and hard-hit percentage in each of the last five seasons. Abreu's cost doesn't match his numbers last year, of course, but you'll still have to pay a hefty price in drafts. Given his safety and and his newly-discovered upside, however, it's worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 It's maddening how underrated Rendon continues to be among fantasy analysts. His wOBA and xwOBA both finished in the 92nd percentile or better for the third straight season. Additionally, he'll have a full season of hitting behind Mike Trout in 2021, which will obviously be fantastic for his RBI totals. Rendon is currently going around pick 40 in NFBC drafts, an ADP that makes him an appealing target for fantasy managers who start SP-SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros