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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Lewis or Ryan Mountcastle (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Mountcastle
1B,DH,LF - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 97# 103
Best Rank# 62# 63
Worst Rank# 133# 161
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 156# 146
Best Rank# 148# 125
Worst Rank# 186# 164
   
Projections 
   
Runs6475
Home Runs2223
RBI7672
Stolen Bases27
Batting Average.279.246
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 149
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 89# 161
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 89# 96
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 161
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 102# 104
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 78# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 83# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 93# 103
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 69# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 95
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 98# 134
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 93# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 102
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 79# 90
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 66# 96
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 95# 100
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 80# 102
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 95# 114
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 121# 122
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 122
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 106# 112
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 86# 95
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 90# 102
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 83# 101
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 82# 153
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 91# 114
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 107# 139
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 102# 107
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 63
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 78# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 97# 71
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 109# 80
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 117# 88
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 96# 91
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 98# 91
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 109# 93
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 113# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 97# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 108# 96
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 113# 99
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 104# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 111# 100
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 114# 105
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 133# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 108# 107
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 110# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 128# 112
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 133# 123
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 133
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ryan Mountcastle
1B,DH,LF - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats126206
   
Runs1237
   
Hits4354
   
Singles3340
   
Doubles53
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs511
   
RBI2428
   
Stolen Bases05
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1134
   
Strikeouts3071
   
Batting Average.341.262
   
On Base Pct.393.364
   
Slugging Pct.500.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.893.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ryan Mountcastle
1B,DH,LF - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats510529
   
Runs6475
   
Hits141129
   
Singles9284
   
Doubles2621
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2223
   
RBI7672
   
Stolen Bases27
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3362
   
Strikeouts128178
   
Batting Average.279.246
   
On Base Pct.322.326
   
Slugging Pct.461.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.784.748
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ryan Mountcastle
1B,DH,LF - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
News 
 Ryan Mountcastle went 0-4 on Sunday as the Orioles lost 1-0 in extra innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
Kyle Lewis has been activated from the 10-day IL.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Apr 20th
 Ryan Mountcastle went 2-3 with one double and one RBI in game one. And 1-3 with one strikeout, one double, and a run scored in game two.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Apr 14th
Kyle Lewis (knee), who has not played this season, is expected to make his debut on Tuesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
 Ryan Mountcastle has been dropped to sixth in the Orioles' lineup on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 13th
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
 Ryan Mountcastle went 1-4 with one run scored, two RBIs, and two strikeouts on Thursday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 9th
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
 Ryan Mountcastle went 1-4 with a double, two RBIs, and a strikeout as the Orioles topped the Red Sox 3-0 on Opening Day.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Apr 2nd
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 
 Mountcastle followed up a successful minor-league career with a strong 35-game stint in the majors last year. Not only did he bat .333 with an .878 OPS and a 139 wRC+, but he also walked 7.9% of the time, far above what he showed in the minors. The batting average is unsustainable - he was a .295 hitter in the minors and last year he relied on a .398 BABIP despite sub-par average exit velocity and a middling line drive rate. But playing in Camden Yards should certainly keep his production high, and batting in the middle of the Orioles lineup should lead to enough RBI chances to make him a rosterable, if not startable, fantasy option.
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