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Who Should I Draft?

Marcell Ozuna or DJ LeMahieu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 24
Best Rank# 13# 13
Worst Rank# 42# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 25
Best Rank# 29# 21
Worst Rank# 43# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs8999
Home Runs3421
RBI11077
Stolen Bases56
Batting Average.285.307
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 20# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 21# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 19# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 28
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 22# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 25
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 36
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 19# 26
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 16# 27
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 22# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 23# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 15
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 24# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 24# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 28# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 29# 22
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 32# 24
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 34# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 39# 13
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 42# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats228195
   
Runs3841
   
Hits7671
   
Singles4449
   
Doubles1410
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1810
   
RBI5627
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3818
   
Strikeouts6021
   
Batting Average.333.364
   
On Base Pct.427.421
   
Slugging Pct.632.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.0591.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564579
   
Runs8999
   
Hits159176
   
Singles96124
   
Doubles2729
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3421
   
RBI11077
   
Stolen Bases56
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks6749
   
Strikeouts13787
   
Batting Average.285.307
   
On Base Pct.361.361
   
Slugging Pct.519.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.881.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting that Braves star OF Marcell Ozuna was arrested on Saturday and charged with aggravated assault strangulation. He was also charged with a misdemeanor battery.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 29th
Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu was battling a core injury this season, and has since undergone surgery to repair the issue. It's an estimated eight-week recovery and he will be ready for Spring Training.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Oct 20th
 The Braves officially placed OF Marcell Ozuna (finger) on the 10-day injured list Friday. The move is retroactive to May 26th.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 28th
The Yankees have placed infielder DJ LeMahieu (sports hernia) on the 10-day injured list, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Mark Bowman of MLB.com is reporting that OF Marcell Ozuna (finger) will be sidelined for six weeks.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 26th
Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu (hip) will require surgery for a sports hernia after the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna left Tuesday's game vs. the Boston Red Sox early after injuring his hand while sliding into third base.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, May 25th
DJ LeMahieu exited Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with right hip soreness, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Oct 1st
 Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two doubles, three runs scored, and two RBI in Friday's game against the Pirates.
Steve Painter
Sat, May 22nd
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Red Sox by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Notes 
 Ozuna nearly won the National League triple crown last season. After back-to-back years of under performing his peripherals, Ozuna finally erupted with a monster fantasy campaign. He's now back with the Braves and projects as one of the safest power bats in the early rounds of 2021 drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Ozuna had a career year with the Braves last year, slashing .338/.431/.636, a career best in each category. His 18 home runs and 56 RBI led the National League, while his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all among the best in baseball. Given that he had shoulder surgery before the 2018 season, it's fair to assume that he needed two full years to recover. And although perhaps we can't expect him to again lead the league in power categories, you should expect roughly a 35-homer, 100-RBI season with a plus batting average. That makes him capable of being your first outfielder in mixed leagues and an asset to any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
One of my biggest fades this season. DJL is great, but is more of a real life player than he is a fantasy player. Not reaching for him at his ceiling.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros