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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Schwarber or Jake Cronenworth (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
39 of 50 experts
22%
Recommended by
11 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 128
Best Rank# 75# 88
Worst Rank# 148# 249
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 190
Best Rank# 167# 185
Worst Rank# 228# 238
   
Projections 
   
Runs7561
Home Runs329
RBI8051
Stolen Bases310
Batting Average.239.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 108# 162
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 107# 144
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 135
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 129
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 116# 166
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 138
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 93# 202
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 158
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 124# 134
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 98# 137
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 112# 129
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 105# 139
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 105# 126
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 135
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 110# 122
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 100# 129
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 103# 130
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 121# 129
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 93
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 114# 134
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 112# 152
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 75# 142
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 107# 113
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 106# 146
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 146# 148
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 111# 177
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 111# 128
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 108# 173
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 101# 145
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 111# 124
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 103# 165
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 106# 154
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 124# 128
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 118# 123
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 108# 123
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 111# 249
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 105# 125
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 94# 145
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 109# 179
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 109# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 119# 109
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 91
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 123# 114
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 125# 121
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 126# 113
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 130# 98
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 132# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 139# 99
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 112
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats191172
   
Runs3026
   
Hits3649
   
Singles1927
   
Doubles615
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs114
   
RBI2420
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3018
   
Strikeouts6630
   
Batting Average.189.285
   
On Base Pct.308.354
   
Slugging Pct.393.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.701.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats470435
   
Runs7561
   
Hits111118
   
Singles5776
   
Doubles2126
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs329
   
RBI8051
   
Stolen Bases310
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7044
   
Strikeouts15189
   
Batting Average.239.271
   
On Base Pct.338.338
   
Slugging Pct.492.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
News 
 In Saturday's 6-2 win, Kyle Schwarber finished with three hits in four at-bats. Schwarber hit a double as one of those hits with one run scored.
Corbin Young
Sat, Apr 17th
Jake Cronenworth went 1-4 with a home run and a strikeout in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 19th
 In Friday's 1-0 win against the Diamondbacks, Kyle Schwarber hit a solo walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th. He went 1-for-4 in a pitchers duel with only eight total hits combined between both teams.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 16th
Jake Cronenworth went 2-2 with two doubles, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Matt Flipi
Fri, Apr 16th
 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
Jake Cronenworth went 2-5 with two singles in San Diego's win over the Pirates on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
 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
Jake Cronenworth went 3-5 in the Padres loss to the Giants on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Tue, Apr 6th
 The Nationals have reinstated Kyle Schwarber from the COVID-19 IL.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 12th
Jake Cronenworth is playing first base and hitting fifth on Saturday against the D'Backs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 3rd
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
Cronenworth wound up being one of the best waiver pickups of the 2020 season. He provided a great batting average (.285) with multi-position eligibility. The counting stats - mainly the four homers and three steals - left a lot to be desired, however. Cronenworth ultimately profiles as a better "real life" player than he does as a fantasy option. Still, in deeper roto leagues that use batting average, his contact skills and defensive versatility give him a fantastic floor. I just don't expect him to be a fantasy difference-maker in most 10-12 team leagues.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros