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Who Should I Draft?

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. or Yoan Moncada (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
32 of 50 experts
36%
Recommended by
18 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 59
Best Rank# 25# 44
Worst Rank# 99# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 88
Best Rank# 68# 84
Worst Rank# 106# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs8274
Home Runs2327
RBI7883
Stolen Bases87
Batting Average.259.276
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 60# 94
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 72
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 59
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 60# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 86
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 57# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 58# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 65
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 55# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 65
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 72
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 37# 67
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 61
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 36# 62
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 53# 57
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 59
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 75
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 48# 72
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 99# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 53
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 57# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 59
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 67# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77# 61
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 81# 71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats200208
   
Runs2828
   
Hits4564
   
Singles2839
   
Doubles814
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI2433
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2814
   
Strikeouts7248
   
Batting Average.225.308
   
On Base Pct.320.348
   
Slugging Pct.385.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.705.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats555531
   
Runs8274
   
Hits142146
   
Singles8587
   
Doubles2929
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2327
   
RBI7883
   
Stolen Bases87
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks6332
   
Strikeouts182129
   
Batting Average.259.276
   
On Base Pct.335.318
   
Slugging Pct.453.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.789.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
News 
 Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Friday’s 6-0 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 9th
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
 Yoan Moncada went 0-for-3 with two walks during Sunday’s 7-4 loss to the Angels.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 5th
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
 White Sox 3B Yoan Moncada says he has some soreness in his right leg.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 27th
Blue Jays OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. exited Friday's game against the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 9th
 Yoan Moncada, who had throwing restrictions due to ongoing arm soreness early in Spring Training, could play some third base as early as Sunday or Monday in Cactus League games, according to White Sox manager Tony La Russa.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Feb 25th
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
 Yoan Moncada (arm soreness) is facing restrictions from throwing at Spring Training camp.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 23rd
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is absent from Monday's lineup against the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
Notes 
 If you're looking for reasons to throw out a player's 2020 season, Moncada's battle with COVID-19 offers you just that for him. His quality of contact dropped like a stone, he struck out a ton, and he went back to his old passive approach, rather than the aggressive one that had led to such gains in 2019. Moncada detailed his struggles after suffering from the virus, so it's a legitimate excuse and surely led to his struggles. Moncada is likely to hit about 25 home runs, and help you everywhere except perhaps batting average (though his .315 mark in 2019 shows his upside). Although he won't be a superstar, at a third base position that gets shallow quicker than expected, he makes a fine option you can wait on but who will offer plenty of production.
Dan Harris - 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
 Moncada had a very rough 2019 after dealing with Covid, and now is dealing with some arm soreness. Luckily the injury does not seem to bad. His ADP has dropped several rounds since last season and if he gets back into form, he will make those who passed on him look silly. He is not someone I am targeting in every single draft because spring training injuries are tough to gauge, but I have my fair share of Moncada.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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