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Who Should I Draft?

Ke'Bryan Hayes or Tommy Edman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
38 of 51 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 100
Best Rank# 57# 44
Worst Rank# 139# 159
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 133# 145
Best Rank# 127# 125
Worst Rank# 147# 154
   
Projections 
   
Runs7275
Home Runs1614
RBI6257
Stolen Bases814
Batting Average.275.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 108# 110
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 77# 87
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 83# 110
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 85# 105
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 154
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 94# 122
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 86# 124
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 94
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 92# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 83
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 79# 131
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 85# 109
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 94
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 89# 96
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 91# 116
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 92
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 64# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 83
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 73# 81
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 69# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 85# 116
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 98# 121
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 115
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 90# 91
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 71# 111
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 94# 129
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 113# 159
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 58# 84
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 91# 108
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 88# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 75
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 66# 114
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 86# 102
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 142
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 91# 109
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 82# 109
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 98# 115
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 72# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 85# 83
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 89# 83
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 91# 80
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 95# 92
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 102# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 115# 98
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 137# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 139# 131
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats85204
   
Runs1729
   
Hits3251
   
Singles1838
   
Doubles77
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs55
   
RBI1126
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks916
   
Strikeouts2048
   
Batting Average.377.250
   
On Base Pct.442.317
   
Slugging Pct.682.368
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.125.685
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats506521
   
Runs7275
   
Hits137138
   
Singles8495
   
Doubles3124
   
Triples55
   
Home Runs1614
   
RBI6257
   
Stolen Bases814
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks5036
   
Strikeouts116109
   
Batting Average.275.266
   
On Base Pct.341.314
   
Slugging Pct.451.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.725
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
News 
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Tigers.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
Tommy Edman filled up the box score on Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, a run scored, an RBI, and two stolen bases as the Cardinals won their 10th consecutive game with a 2-1 victory over Milwaukee.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Sep 21st
 Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (hand) is once again absent from the lineup on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 1st
Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 and stole his 25th base of the season on Sunday afternoon.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 12th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Sunday against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 15th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a 12-2 loss to the Reds in the second game of their double-header on Wednesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 1st
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 8th
Tommy Edman continued his hot hitting on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Aug 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
Tommy Edman was dialed in on Saturday night, going 4-for-6 with a double and three singles while scoring twice and driving in a pair as well.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Aug 28th
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
After a highly successful 2019 season in which he hit 11 home runs and stole 15 bases in 92 games, Edman's numbers regressed in nearly every meaningful way last year. His batting average slipped from .304 to just .250, he hit just five home runs, and he went 2-for-6 in stolen base attempts. Edman was a bit unlucky last year, as his xBA and xSLG outperformed his actual numbers. And despite his down year on the basepaths, he was in the 95th percentile in sprint speed. He's likely to lead off for the Cardinals this year, and should be good for double digits in both home runs and steals, with plenty of runs scored. Considering he has multi-position eligibility, he should be drafted before the double-digit rounds.
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