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Who Should I Draft?

Ke'Bryan Hayes or Mike Moustakas (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Recommended by
39 of 51 experts
Recommended by
12 of 51 experts
ECR# 72# 85
Best Rank# 30# 57
Worst Rank# 104# 139
Composite# 115# 133
Best Rank# 111# 127
Worst Rank# 125# 147
Home Runs3216
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.253.275
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 93
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 89
Site Projections
# 91# 108
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 83
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 85
Beast Dome
# 30# 139
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 66
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 94
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 57# 86
Andrew Gould
# 68# 102
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 80# 92
Rudy Gamble
# 46# 80
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 66# 85
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 83
Chris Meaney
# 79# 89
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 91
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 80# 88
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 63# 64
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 70# 105
Nick Mariano
# 75# 95
Mike Maher
# 61# 72
Donkey Teeth
# 62# 69
Dan Harris
# 64# 83
Pierre Camus
# 76# 85
Andrew Seifter
# 80# 98
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 67# 73
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 87# 91
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 102
Mick Ciallela
# 71# 90
Ariel Cohen
# 58# 94
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 113
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 91
Carmen Maiorano
# 58# 137
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 87# 88
Nate Miller
# 83# 115
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 73# 86
Corbin Young
# 50# 75
Chris Clegg
# 82# 91
Nicklaus Gaut
# 71# 98
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 57
Brendan Tuma
# 83# 58
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 93# 58
Brad Camara
# 79# 66
Mario Mergola
# 87# 70
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 71
Michael Waterloo
# 83# 73
Grey Albright
# 79# 77
Wayne Bretsky
# 84# 79
Joe Pisapia
# 97# 82
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 85
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 101
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
2020 Stats 
At Bats13985
Home Runs85
Stolen Bases11
Caught Stealing00
Batting Average.230.377
On Base Pct.331.442
Slugging Pct.468.682
On-base Plus Slugging.7991.125
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
2021 Projections 
At Bats530506
Home Runs3216
Stolen Bases38
Caught Stealing12
Batting Average.253.275
On Base Pct.320.341
Slugging Pct.492.451
On-base Plus Slugging.812.793
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
 Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run, two RBI, and two runs scored Friday against Miami.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 27th
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Tigers.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
 Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Miami.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 22nd
Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (hand) is once again absent from the lineup on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 1st
 Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored Friday against Pittsburgh.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 6th
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Sunday against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 15th
 The Reds activated INF Mike Moustakas (heel) from the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 6th
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 8th
 Mike Moustakas will make a rehab appearance next week at Triple-A Louisville.
Corbin Young
Thu, Jul 29th
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
 Because Moustakas was a hitter who played for the Reds, he had a poor 2020 season (seriously, look at their collective numbers). He walked more, struck out more, and lost some points on his batting average, but overall, there was little different in Moustakas's profile. He continued to hit for power and make quality contact. He may not score many runs given his lack of speed and surrounding cast, and the batting average isn't going to help you. But he's got plenty of power for a second-base eligible player, and there's no sign that his production is ready to fall off a cliff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
  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