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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Eugenio Suarez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Keston Hiura
1B,2B,DH - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 48
Best Rank# 22# 35
Worst Rank# 69# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 69
Best Rank# 59# 65
Worst Rank# 69# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs8679
Home Runs3829
RBI10384
Stolen Bases311
Batting Average.253.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 57
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 38# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 39
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 43# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 59
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 47
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 46# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 53# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 54
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 51# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 29# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 47
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 57# 59
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 74
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 47# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 47
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 69
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 54# 70
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 34# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 40
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 42# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 50# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 47
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 69# 54
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 56# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 64# 62
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Keston Hiura
1B,2B,DH - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198217
   
Runs2930
   
Hits4046
   
Singles1729
   
Doubles84
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1513
   
RBI3832
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3016
   
Strikeouts6785
   
Batting Average.202.212
   
On Base Pct.312.297
   
Slugging Pct.470.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.707
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Keston Hiura
1B,2B,DH - MIL
Keston Hiura
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats551543
   
Runs8679
   
Hits138137
   
Singles7478
   
Doubles2427
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3829
   
RBI10384
   
Stolen Bases311
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks7343
   
Strikeouts174180
   
Batting Average.253.254
   
On Base Pct.341.309
   
Slugging Pct.507.471
   
On-base Plus Slugging.848.780
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eugenio Suarez
3B,SS - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Keston Hiura
1B,2B,DH - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Apr 22nd
Keston Hiura went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a steal in Monday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 13th
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday's win over Cleveland.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Apr 17th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Apr 10th
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 11th
Keston Hiura went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Monday's loss to the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 6th
 Eugenio Suarez is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Keston Hiura will be the team’s starting first baseman for 2021, per Brewers president David Stearns.
Brad Camara
Fri, Feb 5th
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run, and a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Apr 2nd
 
Notes 
 Suarez's power numbers were again strong in last year's shortened season, but his batting average plummeted to just .202. He hit the ball as hard as ever, however, and ranked in the top 9% of the league in average exit velocity. Suarez's BABIP was just .214 (he has a .310 mark), and although he hit more fly balls than usual, there's nothing to suggest that his batting average should have fallen off a cliff. In other words, there's plenty of reason to expect Suarez to hit closer to his .261 career batting average this year. Add to that his potential for 40 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI, and he'll likely be a value in this year's draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hiura looked to be on the verge of superstardom heading into 2020, if he could just cut back on his bloated 30.7% strikeout rate. Instead, he struck out more than ever (34.6% of the time), en route to a league-leading 85 strikeouts. That led to a massive drop in production, notably in batting average, which fell from .303 in 2019 to .212 last year. Hiura was never a high-strikeout player in the minors. He never struck out more than 26.3% in any level and he had an overall strikeout rate of just 21%. If he can manage to cut down on the whiffs, he should be a top option at second base given his power and speed, but for now, drop him down your draft board a bit from where he was heading into 2020. He's still a borderline top-five option, especially since he will add first base eligibility after the Brewers signed Kolten Wong, but exercise more caution.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Keston Hiura is clearly one of the most volatile players in 2021 drafts. He had a tremendous rookie season, only to come crashing back down to earth in 2020. The main culprit of this downturn was his very high strikeout rate, which has since carried over into spring training. Hiura has always been considered a bat first prospect and has a clear path to 30+ HRs and 15+ SBs, however, he is going to need to cut down on his strikeouts and put the ball in play more often. If he is able to get back into 2019 form, or even close to it, he will be a steal at ADP, if he doesn't, well, he will be a frustrating player to trust. Risk/Reward here with Hiura, and I side with the risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  The case for Hiura as a fantasy player this year is entirely based on his prospect pedigree. After functioning as one of the worst defenders in baseball over the past two seasons, Hiura is moving from second base to first base in order to make room for Kolten Wong. Hopefully the new home in the field helps him get back on track at the plate. Hiura's strikeout rate and exit velocity both worsened in his sophomore campaign. Still, we all know it was a weird year and Hiura's track record is one to believe in. I'm fading at his current re-draft ADP, but it's well within the realm of possibilities that he has a strong bounce back season. He's another risk-reward player entering '21.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros