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Who Should I Draft?

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. or Eddie Rosario (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Eddie Rosario
LF,RF - CLE
Eddie Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 59# 60
Best Rank# 44# 38
Worst Rank# 94# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 88# 119
Best Rank# 84# 71
Worst Rank# 98# 150
   
Projections 
   
Runs7479
Home Runs2728
RBI8391
Stolen Bases75
Batting Average.276.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 62# 95
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 64# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 89
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 65
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 61# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 59# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 50
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 62# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 59# 62
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 67
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 54# 63
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 44# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 55# 65
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 71# 85
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 67# 82
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 61# 64
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 65
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 60
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 61# 62
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 57# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 62
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 59# 97
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 65
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 63# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 68# 39
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 71# 39
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 72# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 57
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 75# 64
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 66
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86# 71
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 94# 63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Eddie Rosario
LF,RF - CLE
Eddie Rosario
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats208210
   
Runs2831
   
Hits6454
   
Singles3934
   
Doubles147
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI3342
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1419
   
Strikeouts4834
   
Batting Average.308.257
   
On Base Pct.348.316
   
Slugging Pct.534.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.792
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Eddie Rosario
LF,RF - CLE
Eddie Rosario
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats531538
   
Runs7479
   
Hits146146
   
Singles8789
   
Doubles2927
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2728
   
RBI8391
   
Stolen Bases75
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks3233
   
Strikeouts12993
   
Batting Average.276.273
   
On Base Pct.318.316
   
Slugging Pct.490.486
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.802
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Eddie Rosario
LF,RF - CLE
Eddie Rosario
News 
 The Blue Jays have placed infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on the COVID-19 list. He was forced out of Friday's game after just two innings due to side effects from receiving the vaccine.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 10th
Cleveland outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a single in a 4-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 7th
 Blue Jays OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was removed from Friday's game against the Angels due to vaccine-related symptoms.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 9th
Cleveland outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-1 with a homer, two RBI, and two walks in a 5-2 loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Blue Jays OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. exited Friday's game against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 9th
Veteran outfielder Eddie Rosario agrees to a one-year deal worth $8 million with the Cleveland Indians. The former Minnesota Twins player moves within the American League Central.
Corbin Young
Fri, Jan 29th
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-4 at the plate and scored a run on Tuesday night as the Blue Jays lost to the Rangers by a 7-4 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 7th
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports the Cleveland Indians and free agent OF Eddie Rosario are closing in on a contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jan 29th
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is absent from Monday's lineup against the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
The Brewers have shown interest in free-agent outfielder Eddie Rosario, according to Robert Murray of Fansided.
Ryan Evans - Baseballogy
Tue, Jan 26th
Notes 
 Gurriel Jr. has developed into an extremely strong major league hitter, showing far more power than he did in the minors. He makes consistently strong (though not elite) contact, and although he swings a ton, his strikeout rate isn't prohibitive. Gurriel isn't going to be elite in any category, but he's going to provide some value in all five. Batting in an excellent lineup and hitter's park (whichever one it may be), Gurriel should be a fine pick in drafts in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rosario stays in the AL Central, signing a one-year deal with the Indians after a successful tenure with the Twins. He's established a fairly reliable power baseline at this point, and he usually offers some batting average to go with it. Last year, however, his batting average dipped to just .257, in part because he became much more passive (8.2% walk rate, 51.2% Swing%, both far out of character for his career). The bigger issue was that Rosario largely cut down on his swing percentage on pitches in the strike zone, but continued to swing at pitches out of the zone at a 41.2% clip. That likely explains his lower than usual average exit velocity and barrel rate, and it's something that's easily correctable if he just goes back to his previous approach. At the very least, Rosario should chip in 25 home runs at least, while helping out in runs and RBI, and he's a fine third outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is yet to play in over 84 games in a season due to injuries and the shortened season, so his numbers do not jump off the page on first glance. That is likely why his ADP is not a couple rounds higher. If you look at his past two seasons combined, a total of 149 games, we are looking at a .280 hitter with 82 runs, 31 HRs and 7 SBs. Now he gets an improved lineup around him as well. Very nice pick at ADP. Just have to hope he stays healthy.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy