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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Bryce Harper (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Bryce Harper
RF,DH - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
45 of 50 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 11
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 15# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 18
Best Rank# 10# 17
Worst Rank# 12# 18
   
Projections 
   
Runs97103
Home Runs3336
RBI101104
Stolen Bases2414
Batting Average.279.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 11
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 13
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 7# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 13
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 13
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 11
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 18
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 7# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 11
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 9
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 11
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 12
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 9
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 11# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Bryce Harper
RF,DH - PHI
Bryce Harper
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219190
   
Runs4541
   
Hits6451
   
Singles3027
   
Doubles169
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1713
   
RBI4633
   
Stolen Bases108
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks3149
   
Strikeouts4343
   
Batting Average.292.268
   
On Base Pct.386.420
   
Slugging Pct.607.542
   
On-base Plus Slugging.993.962
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Bryce Harper
RF,DH - PHI
Bryce Harper
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560536
   
Runs97103
   
Hits154141
   
Singles7973
   
Doubles3830
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3336
   
RBI101104
   
Stolen Bases2414
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks73111
   
Strikeouts94155
   
Batting Average.279.266
   
On Base Pct.362.394
   
Slugging Pct.536.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.898.920
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Bryce Harper
RF,DH - PHI
Bryce Harper
News 
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 3-2 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 11th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, May 12th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 5-4 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 6th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper returned to the lineup on Friday and went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored in a win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, May 8th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a homer, a double, one run, two RBI, and two walks in a 5-0 win over the White Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 2nd
Bryce Harper (wrist) is once again sidelined from Thursday’s lineup.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 6th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and three RBI in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 1st
Bryce Harper (wrist) remains absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk, and two RBI in a 7-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 27th
Bryce Harper (wrist) is absent from Monday's lineup against the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 3rd
Notes 
 If you throw out the first half of his 2019 season, then Ramirez has been a dominant force in fantasy baseball for the last five years. He was as good as ever in 2020, setting career highs in slugging percentage (.607), wOBA (.415) and wRC+ (164). To the extent there are question marks about Ramirez, they're about his supporting cast, as Cleveland's lineup should be one of the weaker ones in the league now that the team has jettisoned Francisco Lindor. But a hitter's lineup is often overvalued by fantasy managers, particularly with a player like Ramirez who adds in value with stolen bases. He comes with little to no risk, and should be the first third baseman drafted, and a first round pick, in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
In 157 games in Harper's first year with the Phillies, he batted .260 with 35 home runs, 98 runs, 114 RBI, and 15 steals. In 2020, his 157-game pace was .268 with 35 home runs, 111 runs, 89 RBI, and 21 steals. In other words, Harper provides an incredibly safe baseline now with Philadelphia, and fantasy managers can expect roughly 35 home runs, 15-20 steals, and 220 combined runs and RBI. There were some gains for Harper in 2020, as he walked more and struck out less than he ever had in his career, and hit the ball as hard as ever. But there's no reason to expect much growth in Harper's surface numbers at this point. Take the incredibly high floor in the second round and be happy with it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Harper's 2020 Statcast data wound up being better than his 2015 unanimous MVP campaign. The 28-year-old has become somewhat of a saber-metric darling as his batting average, RBIs, and runs don't also jump off the page. Of course, those stats are pretty relevant for fantasy purposes. While Harper has been running more since his arrival to Philadelphia (15 steals in '19 and eight stolen bases last summer), he just isn't as valuable in traditional 5x5 roto as he is in points leagues or category leagues that utilize OBP. The Statcast data is STRONG, however, and public perception hasn't seem to catch on just yet. Harper is going to be an early-round target of mine, particularly in points and OBP leagues.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros