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Who Should I Draft?

Luke Voit or Javier Baez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
42 of 50 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 83
Best Rank# 18# 24
Worst Rank# 69# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 71
Best Rank# 56# 59
Worst Rank# 88# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8573
Home Runs2829
RBI9180
Stolen Bases120
Batting Average.259.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 101
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 126
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 100
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 110
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 100
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 151
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 110
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 87
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 156
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 121
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 111
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 101
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 111
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 97
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 69# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 106
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 96
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 27# 106
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 108
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 99
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 85
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 73
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 86
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 123
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 116
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 99
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 46# 61
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 92
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 46# 92
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 44# 105
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 49# 53
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 38# 70
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 40# 61
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 37# 131
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 87
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 35
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 65# 36
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 58# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats222213
   
Runs2741
   
Hits4559
   
Singles2732
   
Doubles95
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs822
   
RBI2452
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks717
   
Strikeouts7554
   
Batting Average.203.277
   
On Base Pct.238.338
   
Slugging Pct.360.610
   
On-base Plus Slugging.599.948
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593440
   
Runs8573
   
Hits153114
   
Singles8866
   
Doubles3218
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2829
   
RBI9180
   
Stolen Bases120
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks3151
   
Strikeouts179122
   
Batting Average.259.265
   
On Base Pct.296.344
   
Slugging Pct.470.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.765.848
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
News 
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 versus the Brewers Monday. His ninth-inning double drove in two runs.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 13th
Yankees' first baseman Luke Voit (knee) was cleared to begin light baseball activities.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 13th
 Javier Baez connected with a second-inning homer to briefly give the Cubs a 1-0 lead Sunday versus the Pirates. The homer was his third of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 12th
Yankees manager Aaron Boone addressed Luke Voit's injury on Saturday, saying that the first baseman's knee injury would likely require a return window of four to six weeks.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Javier Baez connected on a two-run homer versus the Pirates Thursday. It changed the score from Pittsburgh 2-1 to the Cubs 3-2. The Cubs would win 4-2. Baez also stole his third base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
The Yankees placed 1B Luke Voit (knee) on the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 31st
 Javier Baez went 1-for-3 versus Milwaukee Monday. His lone hit was also his first homer of the season which was a solo blast. Baez got hit right above his knee but stayed in the game.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 6th
Luke Voit confirmed that he underwent surgery Monday to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 31st
 Javier Baez went 0-for-4 versus the Pirates Sunday. He did drive in the eventual winning run when the Pirates committed an error. Baez seems to be involved in more than his share of weird plays so after awhile, you might be tempted to refer to it as the Baez Effect. My father and I do.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
Yankees 1B Luke Voit recently underwent an MRI, which revealed a partial meniscus tear. He'll undergo surgery and will be sidelined for at least three weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 27th
Notes 
 Everything went wrong for Baez in 2020. His already high strikeout rate increased to 31.9%. His already low walk rated fell to an abysmal 3.0%. He swung less, made contact less, and did not hit the ball as hard as he used to. In the end, Baez earned every bit of his .203 batting average and poor counting stats. But how much weight do you put into a 59-game stretch for a veteran like Baez, particularly when he complained that his inability to watch video between at-bats affected his overall performance. The answer is a little, but not all that much. Baez had a stellar three-year run as a reliable power-speed combination, and he'll be just 28 years old this season. The Cubs lineup won't be overly strong, but Baez should certainly put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 totals than those he put up in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Voit suffered a partial meniscus tear in his knee this spring and is going to be precluded from participating in baseball activity for at least three weeks after surgery. It's almost certainly going to take Voit at least a couple of weeks after returning to baseball activity to return to game action, meaning you should bank on him being out until May 15th or so. When healthy, he's going to produce, however. He has always had a ton of power but last year he left the yard at a ridiculous pace last year, with a 34.9% HR/FB rate, third best in the league. The thing is, nothing about his profile really changed all that much. Indeed, his hard hit rate, barrel percentage, and average exit velocity actually were career lows. The biggest difference was that Voit simply swung more than ever, 52.1% of the time, and correspondingly made more contact, at a 73.8% rate, and actually struck out less than ever before. If Voit keeps the same approach, there's every reason to expect him to put up massive power numbers when he's healthy. That's always been his bugaboo, of course, and since he is already dealing with a significant injury, you can't draft him as a starting first baseman in mixed leagues at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Voit is always hurt and was putting up Barry Bonds type power numbers in 2020. He is bound to regress and will likely deal with several IL stints. Honestly do not understand the ADP much.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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