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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
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
39 of 51 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 85
Best Rank# 30# 57
Worst Rank# 104# 139
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 133
Best Rank# 111# 127
Worst Rank# 125# 147
   
Projections 
   
Runs7372
Home Runs3216
RBI9462
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.253.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 93
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 89
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 91# 108
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 85
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 30# 139
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 94
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 57# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 68# 102
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 80# 92
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 80
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 66# 85
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 83
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 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
RotoBaller
# 75# 95
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 61# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 62# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 83
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 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
Fantrax
# 71# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 94
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 49# 113
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 75# 91
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 137
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 87# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 115
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 73# 86
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 75
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 82# 91
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 71# 98
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 57
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 83# 58
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 93# 58
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 79# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 87# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 71
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 83# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 79# 77
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 84# 79
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 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
   
Runs1317
   
Hits3232
   
Singles1518
   
Doubles97
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs85
   
RBI2711
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks189
   
Strikeouts3620
   
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
   
Runs7372
   
Hits133137
   
Singles7284
   
Doubles2731
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3216
   
RBI9462
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5250
   
Strikeouts112116
   
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
News 
 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
Notes 
 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