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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Kyle Tucker (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 23
Best Rank# 13# 12
Worst Rank# 38# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 35
Best Rank# 29# 30
Worst Rank# 39# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs8688
Home Runs3326
RBI11191
Stolen Bases220
Batting Average.281.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 110
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 22
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 23
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 19
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 24
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 22# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 25
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 22
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 16# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 26
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 20
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 19# 18
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 20
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 17
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 20
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats240209
   
Runs4333
   
Hits7656
   
Singles4229
   
Doubles1512
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs199
   
RBI6042
   
Stolen Bases08
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1818
   
Strikeouts5946
   
Batting Average.317.268
   
On Base Pct.370.325
   
Slugging Pct.617.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.987.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588554
   
Runs8688
   
Hits164146
   
Singles9483
   
Doubles3430
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs3326
   
RBI11191
   
Stolen Bases220
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks4151
   
Strikeouts141133
   
Batting Average.281.265
   
On Base Pct.328.327
   
Slugging Pct.511.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.811
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker finished 2-for-4 with a single and two-run homer against the Athletics on Sunday. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Athletics on Saturday. He also struck out once in the process. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.
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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-3 with a single against the Rays on Wednesday evening. Houston ultimately fell to Tampa Bay by a score of 7-0.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 30th
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Athletics on Saturday evening. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 2-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 25th
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 0-for-1 against the Angels on Thursday. However, he did draw three walks, steal second base, and score along the way. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
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
Tucker finally got regular playing time last year and it was mostly what fantasy owners had hoped for. Tucker didn't quite put up his gaudy numbers that he averaged in the minors, but he was on roughly a 25-20 pace while helping out in the other statistical categories. Tucker's batted ball profile didn't completely wow anyone last year, but given his performance, his prospect pedigree and minor-league track record, and his guaranteed spot in a strong lineup, fantasy managers should feel little concern about having Tucker be their first outfielder in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Many expected Tucker to take off like a rocket once Yordan Alvarez wasn't ready to start the season on time, but it didn't happen right away. Perhaps he was still adjusting to big league pitching. Either way, over his final 140 plate appearances Tucker hit .317/.386/.619 to go along with seven homers and five stolen bases. Set to enter his age-24 campaign, Tucker has the power/speed combination fantasy players dream of.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros