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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Alex Verdugo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
16 of 25 experts
36%
Recommended by
9 of 25 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 74
Best Rank# 51# 49
Worst Rank# 89# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 125
Best Rank# 98# 123
Worst Rank# 125# 135
   
Projections 
   
Runs9081
Home Runs2517
RBI7661
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.261.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 76
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 79
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 69# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 114
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 70# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 82
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 83# 108
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 64# 67
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 76# 81
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 57# 92
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 69# 73
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 65# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 75# 57
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 77# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 82# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 84# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 84# 78
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 87# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 89# 70
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats131201
   
Runs2036
   
Hits2762
   
Singles1740
   
Doubles516
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs46
   
RBI1115
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1217
   
Strikeouts4045
   
Batting Average.206.309
   
On Base Pct.293.367
   
Slugging Pct.351.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.644.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats540528
   
Runs9081
   
Hits139151
   
Singles8296
   
Doubles2935
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2517
   
RBI7661
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks6847
   
Strikeouts14999
   
Batting Average.261.290
   
On Base Pct.341.345
   
Slugging Pct.463.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
News 
 Speaking Thursday, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said he remains interested in a possible long-term deal with the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 25th
Red Sox manager Alex Cora says he's still deciding whether Alex Verudgo will hit first or second this year.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 5th
 SNY's Andy Martino reports the Mets and Cubs are engaged in discussions regarding a possible Kris Bryant trade.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 11th
 
 Kris Bryant agrees to one-year, $19.5 million deal with the Cubs to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
 
Notes 
 Bryant had a terrible 2020 season, but it seems like fantasy managers are forgetting how consistent he's been. Over the last four seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .278 average, 29 home runs, 112 run scored, 80 RBI, and five steals. His quality of contact was awful last season, but hard contact has never really been his calling card anyway, and he battled back and wrist injuries. Bryant doesn't deserve a mulligan entirely for last season, but give it minimal weight in your evaluation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verdugo's first season in Boston went about as well as you would have expected. He hit for a high average, scored plenty of runs, and added just a bit of power and speed. But under the hood, there were some concerning signs. Specifically, his quality of contact was generally below the MLB average in every notable measure, and his expected batting average was just .238, a full 70 points below his actual batting average. And his strikeout rate rose to 20.4%, a career worst. But, in the end, Verdugo is going to continue to lead off for the Red Sox and contribute in both batting average and runs scored even on his worst day, and he'll offer at least some production in the remaining categories. Nitpick if you must, but he'll be a valuable contributor overall, regardless of the Statcast data.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 275 - 25 - 5
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
300 - 15 - 10
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports