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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Mookie Betts (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 5# 7
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 4
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 4# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs121111
Home Runs3338
RBI92112
Stolen Bases2213
Batting Average.294.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 4
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 2# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 2
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 2# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 4
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 4
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 1
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 1
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 2
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 2
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 4# 2
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 2
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 2
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 2
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 2
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 2
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 2
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 2
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 3
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 3
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219154
   
Runs4739
   
Hits6454
   
Singles3827
   
Doubles914
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1613
   
RBI3937
   
Stolen Bases106
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2441
   
Strikeouts3828
   
Batting Average.292.351
   
On Base Pct.366.490
   
Slugging Pct.562.695
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9281.185
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats581534
   
Runs121111
   
Hits169161
   
Singles9686
   
Doubles3634
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3338
   
RBI92112
   
Stolen Bases2213
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks81109
   
Strikeouts103119
   
Batting Average.294.305
   
On Base Pct.381.424
   
Slugging Pct.537.586
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9181.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Center fielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's 2-0 win over the San Diego Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 18th
Saturday marked the first time this season where Juan Soto went hitless in consecutive games. Soto went 0-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout.
Corbin Young
Sat, Apr 17th
 Mookie Betts and Corey Seager are out of the Dodgers lineup on Thursday. Chris Taylor is batting leadoff.
Corbin Young
Thu, Apr 15th
Juan Soto keeps producing with a two-hit effort in their 6-0 win against the Cardinals. Soto went 2-for-5 with two runs, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Corbin Young
Wed, Apr 14th
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Dodgers smoked the Rockies 7-0 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 14th
Juan Soto went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three runs, and three RBI. Soto crushed both home runs with a 109.5 mph and 106.6 mph exit velocity.
Corbin Young
Sun, Apr 11th
 Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts, who's missed four straight games with a back issue, told reporters that he feels great and that he's playing Tuesday vs. the Rockies.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 13th
Juan Soto went 2-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout. Soto was also caught stealing in Friday's 1-0 loss against the Dodgers.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 9th
 Mookie Betts (back) is once again absent from the Dodgers' lineup on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
In the Nationals Opening Day matchup against the Braves, Juan Soto went 1-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout. Soto also recorded two hard-hit balls.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 6th
Notes 
 Betts's first year with the Dodgers was basically exactly what fantasy managers expected - that is to say it was pretty much in line with what he did with the Red Sox. If you want to quibble, his walk rate dropped a few percentage points and he struck out at a career-worst 15.4% clip. But at this point, there are few safer players than Betts - you know he'll give you strong production in all five categories and he bats atop one of the best lineups in all of baseball. Betts should be a top-three pick and there's every reason to consider him number one overall. The downside is borderline non-existent.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 Unlike Trout, Mookie Betts is still running. The two-time World Series champ converted 10-of-12 stolen base attempts last year. Betts hasn't technically been as consistent as Trout on a year to year basis, but their peak fantasy campaign are similar. Betts is one of a handful of options worthy of consideration at No. 1 overall.
Brendan Tuma - 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 - FantasyPros