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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Schwarber or Christian Vazquez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 121
Best Rank# 75# 72
Worst Rank# 148# 277
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 167
Best Rank# 167# 133
Worst Rank# 228# 191
   
Projections 
   
Runs7553
Home Runs3215
RBI8055
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.239.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 108# 118
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 107# 111
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 137
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 109
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 116# 124
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 150
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 93# 184
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 119
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 98# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 132
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 105# 118
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 147
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 110# 124
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 100# 146
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 121# 277
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 93# 102
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 112# 176
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 75# 146
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 107# 132
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 110
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 111# 133
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 123# 155
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 101# 130
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 109# 130
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 119# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 111# 118
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 103# 199
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 106# 144
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 118# 152
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 108# 121
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 111# 121
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 105# 141
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 94# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 109# 120
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 103# 101
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 105# 95
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 106# 102
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 108# 96
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 111# 105
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 112# 107
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 114# 113
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 124# 113
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 124# 118
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 125# 97
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 126# 111
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 130# 117
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 139# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 146# 129
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 72
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats191173
   
Runs3022
   
Hits3649
   
Singles1933
   
Doubles69
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs117
   
RBI2423
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks3016
   
Strikeouts6643
   
Batting Average.189.283
   
On Base Pct.308.344
   
Slugging Pct.393.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.701.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats470419
   
Runs7553
   
Hits111110
   
Singles5772
   
Doubles2121
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3215
   
RBI8055
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7031
   
Strikeouts15193
   
Batting Average.239.262
   
On Base Pct.338.313
   
Slugging Pct.492.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.737
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
News 
 In his only two games of the season, Kyle Schwarber has four hits in nine plate appearances. Schwarber hit his second double of the season in Tuesday's loss.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 13th
Christian Vazquez went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored as the Red Sox beat the Twins on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
 After being reinstated off the COVID-19 injured list, Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout. He hit his first double of the season with an exit velocity of 104.5 mph.
Corbin Young
Mon, Apr 12th
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored in Boston's 9-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 The Nationals have reinstated Kyle Schwarber from the COVID-19 IL.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 12th
Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Boston's loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
 Kyle Schwarber isn't on the Nationals' Opening Day roster.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (eye) will be in the Red Sox starting lineup tomorrow against the Orioles.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Apr 1st
 Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports that free-agent outfielder Kyle Schwarber has agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Jan 9th
Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (eye) is having his stitches removed on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 29th
Notes 
 Schwarber gave back many of his 2019 gains last year, seeing a rise in strikeout rate (29.5%) and his batting average dropping to an abysmal .188. But Schwarber's season was far from linear: over the first half of the season, he slashed .230/.343/.448, but those numbers dropped to .154/.279/.346 over the second half. At the same time, he continued to hit the ball extremely hard, with a 92.8 MPH average exit velocity, which was top 5% in the league. Given his consistently hard contact, the better course of action seems to forgive Schwarber for what amounted to an extremely poor 24-game stretch to close out the season. Now batting in the middle of the Nationals lineup with a fresh start and entering his age-28 season, Schwarber should rebound to somewhere between his 2018 and 2019 numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Vazquez was a late bloomer, but he's developed into one of the more reliable catchers in the game. Not only does he provide 20-homer power, but he's one of the best assets at catcher in both batting average and stolen bases. Entering his age-31 season, there's certainly the possibility for a major decline in his numbers, but there is little in his underlying metrics to suggest it is imminent. Draft Vazquez as a strong starter in single-catcher formats, and you won't need to do so before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros