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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Tucker or DJ LeMahieu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 24
Best Rank# 12# 13
Worst Rank# 110# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 25
Best Rank# 30# 21
Worst Rank# 48# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs8899
Home Runs2621
RBI9177
Stolen Bases206
Batting Average.265.307
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 12# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 22# 26
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 23
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 20# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 17# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 22
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 23# 22
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 25# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 22
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 27# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 20
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 27# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 26
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 31# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 37# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 110# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats209195
   
Runs3341
   
Hits5671
   
Singles2949
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI4227
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1818
   
Strikeouts4621
   
Batting Average.268.364
   
On Base Pct.325.421
   
Slugging Pct.512.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8371.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats554579
   
Runs8899
   
Hits146176
   
Singles83124
   
Doubles3029
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2621
   
RBI9177
   
Stolen Bases206
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks5149
   
Strikeouts13387
   
Batting Average.265.307
   
On Base Pct.327.361
   
Slugging Pct.484.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-3 with a single on Wednesday. He added a walk, stolen base, and two runs in the effort, contributing to Houstons' 7-5 win over the Mariners.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 29th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk as he scored two runs and drove in one runner on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Astros by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 2-for-5 with a home run in Saturday's epic win over the Angels. He notched two RBI, both of which came on the home run, and also singled. Meanwhile, he's struck out once.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 25th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs during Saturday's 6-4 win over the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sun, May 2nd
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-5 in Thursday's win with a single. He stole second base and eventually scored. However, he also notched a strikeout in the effort and stranded a team-most six runners.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 23rd
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with two walks and scored a run as the Yankees lost to the Orioles on Thursday by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 30th
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker fell further below the Mendoza line in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. He went 0-for-4, striking out once in the effort. He also stranded three runners.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 21st
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, two runs scored and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 28th
 Kyle Tucker is absent from Friday's lineup against Yusei Kikuchi and the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 16th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a walk while scoring a run and driving in a run on Thursday as the Yankees beat the Indians by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 23rd
Notes 
 Tucker finally got regular playing time last year and it was mostly what fantasy owners had hoped for. Tucker didn't quite put up his gaudy numbers that he averaged in the minors, but he was on roughly a 25-20 pace while helping out in the other statistical categories. Tucker's batted ball profile didn't completely wow anyone last year, but given his performance, his prospect pedigree and minor-league track record, and his guaranteed spot in a strong lineup, fantasy managers should feel little concern about having Tucker be their first outfielder in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Many expected Tucker to take off like a rocket once Yordan Alvarez wasn't ready to start the season on time, but it didn't happen right away. Perhaps he was still adjusting to big league pitching. Either way, over his final 140 plate appearances Tucker hit .317/.386/.619 to go along with seven homers and five stolen bases. Set to enter his age-24 campaign, Tucker has the power/speed combination fantasy players dream of.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
One of my biggest fades this season. DJL is great, but is more of a real life player than he is a fantasy player. Not reaching for him at his ceiling.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros