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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or DJ LeMahieu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
30 of 51 experts
41%
Recommended by
21 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 13# 13
Worst Rank# 38# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 25
Best Rank# 29# 21
Worst Rank# 39# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs8699
Home Runs3321
RBI11177
Stolen Bases26
Batting Average.281.307
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 25
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 25
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 22# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 21
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 36
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 19# 23
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 15
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 22
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats240195
   
Runs4341
   
Hits7671
   
Singles4249
   
Doubles1510
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1910
   
RBI6027
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1818
   
Strikeouts5921
   
Batting Average.317.364
   
On Base Pct.370.421
   
Slugging Pct.617.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9871.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588579
   
Runs8699
   
Hits164176
   
Singles94124
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3321
   
RBI11177
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4149
   
Strikeouts14187
   
Batting Average.281.307
   
On Base Pct.328.361
   
Slugging Pct.511.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 on Friday, hitting his 30th double and 30th home run while also drawing a walk.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu was battling a core injury this season, and has since undergone surgery to repair the issue. It's an estimated eight-week recovery and he will be ready for Spring Training.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Oct 20th
 Jose Abreu went 1-for-3 on Sunday, hitting a single while also drawing two walks. He would score once in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 27th
The Yankees have placed infielder DJ LeMahieu (sports hernia) on the 10-day injured list, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 on the day, hitting a single and a double.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu (hip) will require surgery for a sports hernia after the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Jose Abreu was just 1-for-4 on the day, but his lone hit was a three-run blast to open the scoring for the White Sox. He also drew a walk and struck out twice.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
DJ LeMahieu exited Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with right hip soreness, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Oct 1st
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 on Thursday, hitting two singles and driving in a run in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 10th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Red Sox by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Notes 
 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
LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  One of my biggest fades this season. DJL is great, but is more of a real life player than he is a fantasy player. Not reaching for him at his ceiling.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros