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Who Should I Draft?

Ke'Bryan Hayes or Gio Urshela (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
40 of 51 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 91
Best Rank# 57# 56
Worst Rank# 139# 167
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 133# 157
Best Rank# 127# 137
Worst Rank# 147# 173
   
Projections 
   
Runs7271
Home Runs1620
RBI6276
Stolen Bases82
Batting Average.275.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 102
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 89# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 77# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 83# 97
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 85# 93
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 95
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 94# 99
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 89
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 92# 96
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 104
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 79# 87
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 85# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 92
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 89# 95
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 91# 104
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 97
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 64# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 167
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 72# 93
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 73# 93
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 69# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 92
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 85# 111
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73# 100
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 91# 102
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 112
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 90# 99
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 71# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 94# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 85# 98
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 58# 106
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 91# 96
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 88# 100
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 79
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 66# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 86# 91
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 93
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 91# 100
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 82# 96
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 86# 84
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 95# 87
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 98# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 98# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 102# 86
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105# 92
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 108# 93
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 113# 109
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 115# 108
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 137# 80
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 139# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats85151
   
Runs1724
   
Hits3245
   
Singles1828
   
Doubles711
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs56
   
RBI1130
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks918
   
Strikeouts2025
   
Batting Average.377.298
   
On Base Pct.442.368
   
Slugging Pct.682.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.125.858
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats506506
   
Runs7271
   
Hits137140
   
Singles8489
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs1620
   
RBI6276
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks5039
   
Strikeouts11698
   
Batting Average.275.278
   
On Base Pct.341.330
   
Slugging Pct.451.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.782
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Gio Urshela
3B,SS - NYY
Gio Urshela
News 
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Tigers.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
Gio Urshela went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win against the Orioles by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 16th
 Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (hand) is once again absent from the lineup on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 1st
Gio Urshela remained out of the Yankees' lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles in which the team lost by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Sunday against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 15th
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 26th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 8th
Gio Urshela ran at 80 percent effort on Monday, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Aug 16th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI, and one run scored Friday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 30th
Gio Urshela had a setback on Sunday during his running and ground ball work. He is not expected to re-join the Yankees this week.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Aug 9th
Notes 
 Hayes came up through the minors as a glove-first prospect before erupting onto the major league scene by hitting 376/.442/.582 in a 24-game sample. His 92.8 mph average exit velocity and 55.4% hard-hit rate both would've ranked within the top-15 of baseball if he had the playing time to qualify. Hayes still hits more ground balls than I'd like, but he's talented enough to continue adjusting and is already a very different hitter than he was in 2019. Hayes might not hit 25+ homers but fantasy managers can expect a high average with a lot of doubles. Early-career Manny Machado is my best comparison for him.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Urshela isn't the most exciting player, and perhaps that's why he largely gets ignored by fantasy managers despite his quality production. Over his last two seasons (175 games), he's slashed .310/.358/.523 with 27 home runs and 104 RBI. He won't contribute in steals, but he's an incredibly safe source of batting average, particularly because of his excellent strikeout rate, and he should have plenty of opportunities to contribute counting stats. The only question was his health, but he seems fully recovered from his elbow injury. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Hayes had an outstanding 24-game run with the Pirates last year, hitting five home runs with an 1.124 OPS and a 55.4% hard-hit rate, which would have ranked seventh best in the majors had he had enough plate appearances. But that was far more offensve production than he had shown in the minors, where he totaled just a .752 OPS with 25 home runs in 461 career games. Hayes makes a ton of contact and should bat near the top of the Pirates order this year, so even if he regresses some offensively, he should still find enough counting stats to be useful. But don't expect 2020's power levels.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Ke'Bryan Hayes busted onto the scene once he was promoted to the majors. He slashed .376/.442/.682 with five home runs, 11 RBI, 17 runs scored and one stolen base across 95 plate appearances in 2020. The 24-year-old is expected to be the Pirates primary third baseman and hit in the top of the order. Hayes stole 25 bases in the minors from 2018-2019 and is a threat for double digit steals. Hayes will look to build on his 2020 campaign and could produce a 20-10 season for fantasy managers in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros