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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
40 of 45 experts
11%
Recommended by
5 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 50
Best Rank# 19# 26
Worst Rank# 67# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 57
Best Rank# 42# 54
Worst Rank# 67# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3134
Home Runs117
RBI3127
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.283.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 99
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 90
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 48
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 59
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 44
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 58
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 37
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 56
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 57
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 78
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats314602
   
Runs51109
   
Hits95197
   
Singles51136
   
Doubles2333
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1926
   
RBI49102
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks2546
   
Strikeouts10790
   
Batting Average.303.327
   
On Base Pct.368.375
   
Slugging Pct.570.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.938.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199203
   
Runs3134
   
Hits5661
   
Singles3242
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs117
   
RBI3127
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1517
   
Strikeouts6133
   
Batting Average.283.300
   
On Base Pct.334.353
   
Slugging Pct.516.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
  The Yankees officially placed LeMahieu on the 10-day IL following his COVID-19 diagnosis on Saturday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
  2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
Notes 
 Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy