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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Shane Bieber (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
8 of 9 experts
11%
Recommended by
1 of 9 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 12
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 16# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 8
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 6# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs113
Home Runs3726
RBI114
Stolen Bases13
Batting Avg.314
Strikeouts114248
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.22
WHIP1.08
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 3# 14
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 11# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 9
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 3# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 5# 14
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 16# 18
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 13# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs39
   
Home Runs137
   
RBI37
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.351
   
Strikeouts28122
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.63
   
WHIP0.87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs113
   
Home Runs3726
   
RBI114
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Batting Avg.314
   
Strikeouts114248
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.22
   
WHIP1.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Shane Bieber
SP - CLE
Shane Bieber
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