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Who Should I Draft?

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. or Teoscar Hernandez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Teoscar Hernandez
LF,CF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 59
Best Rank# 33# 44
Worst Rank# 92# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 79# 88
Best Rank# 76# 84
Worst Rank# 100# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs7974
Home Runs3227
RBI8583
Stolen Bases107
Batting Average.248.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 92# 94
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 72
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 71
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 55# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 56# 86
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 61# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 62# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 60# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 65
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 56# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 42# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 72
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 59# 61
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 56# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 59
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 74# 75
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 36# 72
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 90# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 50# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 90# 45
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 76# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 49# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 56# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 53
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 60# 54
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 61# 55
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 74# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 69# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 67# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 75# 67
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 76# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Teoscar Hernandez
LF,CF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats190208
   
Runs3328
   
Hits5564
   
Singles3239
   
Doubles714
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI3433
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1414
   
Strikeouts6348
   
Batting Average.290.308
   
On Base Pct.340.348
   
Slugging Pct.579.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Teoscar Hernandez
LF,CF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats524531
   
Runs7974
   
Hits129146
   
Singles7087
   
Doubles2529
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3227
   
RBI8583
   
Stolen Bases107
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks4832
   
Strikeouts178129
   
Batting Average.248.276
   
On Base Pct.312.318
   
Slugging Pct.490.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Teoscar Hernandez
LF,CF,RF - TOR
Teoscar Hernandez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
News 
 Blue Jays OF Teoscar Hernandez is no longer experiencing symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19 last Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 17th
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-4 with a steal and an RBI on Wednesday as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez tested positive for COVID-19, per Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. He is showing symptoms but "doing better" and will now be out for at least 10 more days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 13th
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-5 at the plate with three RBI over both games in Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 18th
 Blue Jays OF Teoscar Hernandez is expected to be sidelined until the team begins a series with the Royals next Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 10th
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored in Toronto's 7-5 loss in Kansas City on Thursday.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, Apr 16th
 Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez is out Friday due to COVID-19 protocols.
AJ Schullo
Fri, Apr 9th
The Blue Jays activated OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 12th
 Teoscar Hernandez went 0-for-4 at the plate with three strikeouts on Wednesday as the Blue Jays lost to the Rangers by a 2-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 8th
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
Notes 
 Unlike some fellow 2020 breakouts like Corbin Burnes and Zach Plesac, it's tough to figure out what led to Hernandez's sudden production. The Statcast page is blood red, but there weren't any improvements in his overall plate discipline. Skeptics point to this as a reason to say that he simply got hot for two months last summer. Perhaps he simply got a lot better at recognizing pitches, but a 33% HR/FB rate and a .348 BABIP are further indications that this production won't last.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
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
 Hernandez missed 10 games due to injury and still put up an impressive 16 home runs in his mere 50 games. The statcast leaderboard is peppered with Hernandez's name, as he hit the ball hard consistently throughout the year. He also upped his line drive rate significantly, which his why the underlying statistics supported his massive jump in batting average. But it's hard to tell if Hernandez's 2020 season was real or just a very hot 50-game stretch. After all, he still struck out more than 30 percent of the time, and his walk rate dropped by about two points. In the end, given his home park and his supporting case, you can buy Hernandez as a 35-homer bat who will chip in steals and help with the remaining counting stats. But assume he hits closer to his .245 batting average, and don't count on the 50 homer pace you saw last year.
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