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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Ke'Bryan Hayes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
39 of 51 experts
24%
Recommended by
12 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 67# 85
Best Rank# 45# 57
Worst Rank# 102# 139
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 114# 133
Best Rank# 95# 127
Worst Rank# 127# 147
   
Projections 
   
Runs8972
Home Runs2516
RBI7562
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.260.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 101
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 93
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 60# 89
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73# 108
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 72# 85
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 72# 139
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 76# 94
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 76# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 64# 102
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 69# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 73# 85
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 83
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 68# 89
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 77# 91
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 69# 88
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 70
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 53# 105
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 74# 95
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 45# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 98
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 71# 73
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 70# 91
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 102
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 72# 90
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 94
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 92# 113
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 85
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 91
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 64# 137
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 52# 88
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 75# 115
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 63# 66
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 66# 86
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 71# 91
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 60# 82
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 63# 58
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 68# 58
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 73# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 77# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 79# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 88# 85
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 88# 75
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 88# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 91# 80
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 97# 64
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 102# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats13185
   
Runs2017
   
Hits2732
   
Singles1718
   
Doubles57
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs45
   
RBI1111
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks129
   
Strikeouts4020
   
Batting Average.206.377
   
On Base Pct.293.442
   
Slugging Pct.351.682
   
On-base Plus Slugging.6441.125
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats531506
   
Runs8972
   
Hits136137
   
Singles7984
   
Doubles2931
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2516
   
RBI7562
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks6750
   
Strikeouts147116
   
Batting Average.260.275
   
On Base Pct.344.341
   
Slugging Pct.465.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
News 
 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
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Tigers.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
 Kris Bryant (wrist) is hitting third and playing right field on Sunday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 12th
Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (hand) is once again absent from the lineup on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 1st
 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
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Sunday against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 15th
 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
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 8th
 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
Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI, and one run scored Friday against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jul 30th
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
Hayes came up through the minors as a glove-first prospect before erupting onto the major league scene by hitting 376/.442/.582 in a 24-game sample. His 92.8 mph average exit velocity and 55.4% hard-hit rate both would've ranked within the top-15 of baseball if he had the playing time to qualify. Hayes still hits more ground balls than I'd like, but he's talented enough to continue adjusting and is already a very different hitter than he was in 2019. Hayes might not hit 25+ homers but fantasy managers can expect a high average with a lot of doubles. Early-career Manny Machado is my best comparison for him.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Hayes had an outstanding 24-game run with the Pirates last year, hitting five home runs with an 1.124 OPS and a 55.4% hard-hit rate, which would have ranked seventh best in the majors had he had enough plate appearances. But that was far more offensve production than he had shown in the minors, where he totaled just a .752 OPS with 25 home runs in 461 career games. Hayes makes a ton of contact and should bat near the top of the Pirates order this year, so even if he regresses some offensively, he should still find enough counting stats to be useful. But don't expect 2020's power levels.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Ke'Bryan Hayes busted onto the scene once he was promoted to the majors. He slashed .376/.442/.682 with five home runs, 11 RBI, 17 runs scored and one stolen base across 95 plate appearances in 2020. The 24-year-old is expected to be the Pirates primary third baseman and hit in the top of the order. Hayes stole 25 bases in the minors from 2018-2019 and is a threat for double digit steals. Hayes will look to build on his 2020 campaign and could produce a 20-10 season for fantasy managers in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros