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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Tucker or Luis Robert (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
33 of 51 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 26
Best Rank# 12# 11
Worst Rank# 110# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 39
Best Rank# 30# 34
Worst Rank# 48# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs8885
Home Runs2628
RBI9183
Stolen Bases2022
Batting Average.265.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 28
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 30
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 23# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 32
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 12# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 22# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 20# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 34
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 25# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 17# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 21# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 31
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 22# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 20# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 24# 20
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 25# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 26# 25
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 27# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 27# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 28# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 31# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 37# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 110# 74
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats209202
   
Runs3333
   
Hits5647
   
Singles2928
   
Doubles128
   
Triples60
   
Home Runs911
   
RBI4231
   
Stolen Bases89
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks1820
   
Strikeouts4673
   
Batting Average.268.233
   
On Base Pct.325.302
   
Slugging Pct.512.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats554554
   
Runs8885
   
Hits146140
   
Singles8382
   
Doubles3026
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs2628
   
RBI9183
   
Stolen Bases2022
   
Caught Stealing57
   
Walks5143
   
Strikeouts133176
   
Batting Average.265.253
   
On Base Pct.327.307
   
Slugging Pct.484.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.772
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
News 
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker finished 2-for-4 with a single and two-run homer against the Athletics on Sunday. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
Luis Robert went 2-for-4 on Tuesday, homering twice and totalling three total RBIs on the day. He also drew a walk.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 29th
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Athletics on Saturday. He also struck out once in the process. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
Luis Robert went 2-for-3 on the day, hitting a solo home run and a single, totalling two RBIs in the game. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 24th
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-3 with a single against the Rays on Wednesday evening. Houston ultimately fell to Tampa Bay by a score of 7-0.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 30th
Luis Robert was 2-for-5 in Tuesday's loss, driving in two runs with a single while also hitting a double later in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Athletics on Saturday evening. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 2-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 25th
Luis Robert went 4-for-5 on Saturday with three doubles as well as a single. He'd score once and tally three RBIs on the day.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 0-for-1 against the Angels on Thursday. However, he did draw three walks, steal second base, and score along the way. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
Luis Robert was 2-for-6 with two singles in Chicago's win over Oakland on Tuesday. He also scored a run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
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
Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
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
Luis Robert signed a long-term extension with the White Sox and has the upside to leap to superstardom in 2021. He slashed .233/.302/.406 with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases across 225 plate appearances. If it weren't for a rough September, Robert was well on his way to finishing as a top-20 player. His tools are off the chart and he will bat in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Everything is lined up for Robert to bust out if he can put it all together in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
  Robert came out of the gate like a rocket before hitting just .136/.237/.173 in September. The concern entering 2021 is that pitchers have figured out the book on Robert. While he was doing damage in July and August, Robert was swinging at everything thrown his way. Eventually, pitchers stopped giving him chances. The issue is Robert kept swinging. Baseball is a game of adjustments and it's now on him to adjust back. The talent and skills are here. Even it comes with a weak batting average, Robert has enough power/speed upside to remain fantasy relevant amid slumps. Similar to Adalbero Mondesi, consider Robert a very volatile player in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros