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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Lewis or Gio Urshela (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gio Urshela
3B - NYY
Gio Urshela
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 103
Best Rank# 56# 63
Worst Rank# 167# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 157# 146
Best Rank# 137# 125
Worst Rank# 173# 164
   
Projections 
   
Runs7175
Home Runs2023
RBI7672
Stolen Bases27
Batting Average.278.246
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 149
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 93# 161
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 96
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 97# 161
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 93# 100
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 78# 106
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 133
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 99# 104
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 84# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 89# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 103
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 87# 88
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 96# 107
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 95
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 95# 134
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 104# 109
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 98# 105
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 92# 95
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 90
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 93# 96
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 93# 100
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 91# 102
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 92# 114
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 111# 122
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 100# 112
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 112
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 109# 123
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 80# 101
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 79# 153
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 108# 114
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 91# 99
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 93# 139
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 96# 107
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 56# 99
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 63
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 110# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 96# 71
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 96# 80
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 100# 91
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 96# 91
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 93
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 100# 94
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 97# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 96
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 106# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 167# 102
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 104# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gio Urshela
3B - NYY
Gio Urshela
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats151206
   
Runs2437
   
Hits4554
   
Singles2840
   
Doubles113
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI3028
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1834
   
Strikeouts2571
   
Batting Average.298.262
   
On Base Pct.368.364
   
Slugging Pct.490.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.858.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gio Urshela
3B - NYY
Gio Urshela
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats506529
   
Runs7175
   
Hits140129
   
Singles8984
   
Doubles2921
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2023
   
RBI7672
   
Stolen Bases27
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3962
   
Strikeouts98178
   
Batting Average.278.246
   
On Base Pct.330.326
   
Slugging Pct.452.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.748
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gio Urshela
3B - NYY
Gio Urshela
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
News 
 Gio Urshela went 1-for-4 with double and a run scored on Sunday as the Yankees lost to the Rays by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 19th
Kyle Lewis has been activated from the 10-day IL.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Apr 20th
 Gio Urshela went 0-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a stolen base on Monday as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays by a 3-1 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 13th
Kyle Lewis (knee), who has not played this season, is expected to make his debut on Tuesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
 Gio Urshela went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double and an additional RBI in Sunday's extra-inning win over the Rays by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 12th
Mariners manager Scott Servais is "pretty confident" that Kyle Lewis (knee) will make his season debut on Monday or Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 17th
 Gio Urshela is playing third base and hitting eighth on Saturday against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 10th
Seattle Mariners centerfielder Kyle Lewis, who's on the IL with a deep bone bruise in his knee, is expected to come off the injured list and rejoin the team during their next homestand next week, per general manager Jerry Dipoto.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
 Gio Urshela has been placed on the COVID injured list due to vaccination side effects.
Brenden Trout
Fri, Apr 9th
Seattle Mariners centerfielder Kyle Lewis, who's on the IL with a deep bone bruise in his knee, took four at-bats at the team's alternate site on Monday, per manager Scott Servais.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 13th
Notes 
 Urshela isn't the most exciting player, and perhaps that's why he largely gets ignored by fantasy managers despite his quality production. Over his last two seasons (175 games), he's slashed .310/.358/.523 with 27 home runs and 104 RBI. He won't contribute in steals, but he's an incredibly safe source of batting average, particularly because of his excellent strikeout rate, and he should have plenty of opportunities to contribute counting stats. The only question was his health, but he seems fully recovered from his elbow injury. Draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Even in a shortened year, Lewis managed to have two distinctively different seasons en route to the AL Rookie of the Year Award. In the first half, he hit .368 with seven home runs. In the second half, he hit just .150 with four home runs. Lewis has plenty of tools but needs to cut back on his strikeouts if he's going to avoid the ups and downs he saw last year. His average is likely to hurt you, but he has 25-homer pop, and can throw in a handful of steals. Despite his rookie of the year award, there's not a ton of buzz on Lewis after his late-season slide, so he'll likely come at a discount.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  There's a tendency to think Lewis came out of nowhere in 2020. That just isn't true as he was Seattle's 11th overall pick back in the 2016 amateur draft. A devastating knee injury delayed the start of his pro career and Lewis ultimately fell out of top prospect rankings. He made his big league debut in 2019, hitting six homers in 18 games to close out the year. The reports on him were high entering summer camp, and Lewis homered off Justin Verlander on Opening Day. Unfortunately, strikeouts became a concern. Through August 31st Lewis had a 24.8% K-rate. That figure ballooned to 37.1% in September. Lewis was a fantastic story in 2020. That doesn't mean we should overvalue him entering 2021.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros