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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or DJ LeMahieu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 24
Best Rank# 6# 13
Worst Rank# 15# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 25
Best Rank# 10# 21
Worst Rank# 12# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs9799
Home Runs3321
RBI10177
Stolen Bases246
Batting Average.279.307
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 25
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 18
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 7# 22
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 21
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 24
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 25
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 26
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 11# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 9# 23
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 11# 21
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 7# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 26
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 23
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219195
   
Runs4541
   
Hits6471
   
Singles3049
   
Doubles1610
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1710
   
RBI4627
   
Stolen Bases103
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks3118
   
Strikeouts4321
   
Batting Average.292.364
   
On Base Pct.386.421
   
Slugging Pct.607.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9931.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560579
   
Runs9799
   
Hits154176
   
Singles79124
   
Doubles3829
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3321
   
RBI10177
   
Stolen Bases246
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks7349
   
Strikeouts9487
   
Batting Average.279.307
   
On Base Pct.362.361
   
Slugging Pct.536.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.898.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B,DH - CLE
Jose Ramirez
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 4-for-4 with a homer, four runs, and three RBI in an 11-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 19th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, double, and scored a run as the Yankees lost to the Indians on Sunday by an 11-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 19th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a homer, three runs, an RBI, and two walks in an 11-3 win over the Yankees on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 18th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday in the win against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 15th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, and two RBI in a 12-3 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 16th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with a walk on Friday night as the Yankees lost to the Mets by a 10-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 11th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for-2 with two walks, a run, and two steals in a 10-3 loss to the Brewers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 11th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Friday as the Yankees defeated the Orioles in 11 innings.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 4th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in a 4-1 win over the Twins on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 9th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and scored two runs on Monday night as the Yankees lost to the Angels by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Aug 31st
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
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