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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Jeff McNeil (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 63# 67
Best Rank# 38# 45
Worst Rank# 101# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 114
Best Rank# 73# 95
Worst Rank# 105# 127
   
Projections 
   
Runs8189
Home Runs1825
RBI7375
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.296.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 45# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 88
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 72
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 54# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 62# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 64
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 64# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 91
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 60# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 66# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 69
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 95# 97
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 74
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 68# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 88
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 63# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 68# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 92
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 63# 68
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 64
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 71# 75
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 63# 66
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 52# 88
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 64# 71
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 101# 102
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 64# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 50
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 58
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 65# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 72# 63
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 64# 63
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 69# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 71
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 95# 72
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 84# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 74# 73
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 76
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats183131
   
Runs1920
   
Hits5727
   
Singles3917
   
Doubles145
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs44
   
RBI2311
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2012
   
Strikeouts2440
   
Batting Average.312.206
   
On Base Pct.383.293
   
Slugging Pct.454.351
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.644
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats556531
   
Runs8189
   
Hits163136
   
Singles10679
   
Doubles3529
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1825
   
RBI7375
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4667
   
Strikeouts82147
   
Batting Average.296.260
   
On Base Pct.350.344
   
Slugging Pct.465.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
News 
 Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 with one RBI, one homer, one single, and two runs scored. The Mets won 3-2 Sunday and are 73-77 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
Infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks as the Giants lost to the Padres 9-6 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 Jeff McNeil went 1-for-3 with one single, one strikeout, and two RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Aug 14th
Kris Bryant (wrist) is hitting third and playing right field on Sunday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 12th
 Jeff McNeil went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Aug 2nd
Giants INF/OF Kris Bryant had been playing with some recent discomfort in his wrist, so with the Giants having a sizeable lead, the team opted to remove him from Monday's game against the Rockies.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 7th
 Jeff McNeil is absent from Thursday's lineup against the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 29th
Infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout as the Giants lost to the Dodgers 6-1 on Satuday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
 Jeff McNeil went 2-for-5 with one run scored, one home run, one double, one strikeout, and two RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jul 28th
Third baseman Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 3-1 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Much of McNeil's 2020 season looked similar to his year in 2019. He hit over .300, rarely struck out, and got on base plenty. But the power gains that we saw in 2019 vanished, as he hit just four home runs over 52 games. His barrel rate (2.5%) and hard-hit percentage (26.5%) were some of the worst in the league, and he didn't even offer the token stolen base that he had chipped in during previous seasons. This is a scenario where McNeil's value to any particular fantasy manager will depend on the weight he or she gives to the shortened 2020 season. Given that McNeil never hit the ball particularly hard anyway, though, a good bet is to assume he at least returns to the high teens in home runs, slightly below his 2019 pace. With his strong average and multi-position eligibility, that makes McNeil an asset in the middle rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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