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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Christian Yelich (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
5 of 6 experts
17%
Recommended by
1 of 6 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 8
Best Rank# 3# 6
Worst Rank# 7# 9
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 12
Best Rank# 4# 11
Worst Rank# 6# 12
   
Projections 
   
Runs113106
Home Runs3735
RBI11492
Stolen Bases1318
Batting Average.314.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 9
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 3# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats154200
   
Runs3939
   
Hits5441
   
Singles2721
   
Doubles147
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3722
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4146
   
Strikeouts2876
   
Batting Average.351.205
   
On Base Pct.490.356
   
Slugging Pct.695.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.185.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats516541
   
Runs113106
   
Hits162155
   
Singles8987
   
Doubles3430
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3735
   
RBI11492
   
Stolen Bases1318
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks11092
   
Strikeouts114155
   
Batting Average.314.288
   
On Base Pct.435.392
   
Slugging Pct.588.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.023.930
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Juan Soto agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Nationals to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe what Soto has done in his career given his young age. Had he merely repeated his incredible 2019 numbers last season, fantasy managers would have been ecstatic. Instead, he upped his walk rate from an elite 16.4% to a truly remarkable 20.9%, cut his strikeout rate down to just 14.3%, and batted .351. Soto does not have the speed or baserunning chops to steal 30 bases in a season, which is the only thing keeping him from being considered worthy of drafting first overall. But given what he's accomplished through his age-21 season, it's truly scary to think of how high his ceiling may be. Draft him as a top-five pick and enjoy the ridiculous production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 There isn't a single negative thing to say about the second coming of Ted Williams. Soto get even better last year, his age-21 season, and wound up leading baseball in OBP. The fact that he was limited to 47 games wound up costing him NL MVP honors, as Soto was the best hitter in baseball on a per-game basis in 2020. The floor here is so high. Soto isn't a zero in stolen bases either. He swiped 12 in 2019 and six last summer.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros