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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Nelson Cruz (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
8 of 10 experts
20%
Recommended by
2 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 42
Best Rank# 24# 39
Worst Rank# 64# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 64
Best Rank# 72# 65
Worst Rank# 94# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs7882
Home Runs3530
RBI9284
Stolen Bases111
Batting Average.272.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertFA-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 39
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 38# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 39# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 62
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 33# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats185217
   
Runs3330
   
Hits5646
   
Singles3429
   
Doubles64
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1613
   
RBI3332
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2516
   
Strikeouts5885
   
Batting Average.303.212
   
On Base Pct.397.297
   
Slugging Pct.595.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.992.707
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats486552
   
Runs7882
   
Hits132142
   
Singles7682
   
Doubles2127
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3530
   
RBI9284
   
Stolen Bases111
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks5743
   
Strikeouts144183
   
Batting Average.272.257
   
On Base Pct.348.312
   
Slugging Pct.534.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Free agent Nelson Cruz has "ongoing interest from multiple teams" in the AL and NL, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jan 18th
 
Notes 
  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 mever 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, but exercise more caution.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros