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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Lewis or Ke'Bryan Hayes (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Kyle Lewis
Kyle Lewis
Recommended by
41 of 50 experts
Recommended by
9 of 50 experts
ECR# 85# 103
Best Rank# 57# 63
Worst Rank# 139# 161
Composite# 133# 146
Best Rank# 127# 125
Worst Rank# 147# 164
Home Runs1623
Stolen Bases87
Batting Average.275.246
Injury AlertIL10-
Expert Ranks 
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 149
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 89# 93
Site Projections
# 108# 161
Grey Albright
# 77# 96
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 83# 161
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 85# 100
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 133
Fantasy Team Advice
# 94# 104
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 86# 120
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 107
Andrew Gould
# 102# 103
Rudy Gamble
# 80# 102
Wayne Bretsky
# 79# 88
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 85# 107
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 95
Chris Meaney
# 89# 134
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 91# 109
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 96
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 64# 105
Mario Mergola
# 70# 102
Mike Maher
# 72# 96
Michael Waterloo
# 73# 100
Donkey Teeth
# 69# 102
Dan Harris
# 83# 114
Pierre Camus
# 85# 122
Andrew Seifter
# 98
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73# 112
Mick Ciallela
# 90# 96
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 71# 80
Ariel Cohen
# 94# 112
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 113# 123
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 85# 95
Brendan Tuma
# 58# 102
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 88# 91
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 153
Brad Camara
# 66# 69
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 86# 99
Corbin Young
# 75# 139
Chris Clegg
# 91# 94
Joe Pisapia
# 82# 107
Nicklaus Gaut
# 98# 99
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 63
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 63
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 91# 71
Nick Mariano
# 95# 90
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 92# 91
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105# 95
Carmen Maiorano
# 137# 101
Beast Dome
# 139# 106
Nate Miller
# 115# 114
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Kyle Lewis
Kyle Lewis
2020 Stats 
At Bats85206
Home Runs511
Stolen Bases15
Caught Stealing01
Batting Average.377.262
On Base Pct.442.364
Slugging Pct.682.437
On-base Plus Slugging1.125.801
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Kyle Lewis
Kyle Lewis
2021 Projections 
At Bats506529
Home Runs1623
Stolen Bases87
Caught Stealing22
Batting Average.275.246
On Base Pct.341.326
Slugging Pct.451.422
On-base Plus Slugging.793.748
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Kyle Lewis
Kyle Lewis
 Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (wrist) hit on the field for the first time on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 18th
Kyle Lewis went 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout in the Mariners 1-0 loss Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 21st
 Pirates 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (wrist) has yet to resume swinging a bat.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 13th
Kyle Lewis has been activated from the 10-day IL.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Apr 20th
 Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says that third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (wrist) is "making daily improvements."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Kyle Lewis (knee), who has not played this season, is expected to make his debut on Tuesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
 Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist injury.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 4th
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
 Pirates 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (wrist) is absent from Sunday’s lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 4th
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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