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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Alex Verdugo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 77
Best Rank# 43# 53
Worst Rank# 119# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 132# 129
Best Rank# 112# 126
Worst Rank# 144# 137
   
Projections 
   
Runs9180
Home Runs2417
RBI7862
Stolen Bases108
Batting Average.263.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 74
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 69# 74
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 88
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 72
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 50# 95
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 73# 74
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 76
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 65# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 114
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 84# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 72# 81
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 80# 82
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 57# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 76
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 70# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 54# 63
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 56# 98
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 74# 80
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 74# 78
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 73# 80
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 81# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 75# 77
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 43# 110
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 53# 62
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 69# 85
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 57# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 68# 61
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 71# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 76# 65
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 77# 69
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 81# 74
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 82# 74
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 77
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 84# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 86# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 88# 84
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 89# 75
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 92# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 81
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 99# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 106# 95
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 119# 75
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats211201
   
Runs2836
   
Hits4762
   
Singles3040
   
Doubles916
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs76
   
RBI2315
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2517
   
Strikeouts5045
   
Batting Average.223.309
   
On Base Pct.305.367
   
Slugging Pct.374.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.680.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575527
   
Runs9180
   
Hits150151
   
Singles9295
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2417
   
RBI7862
   
Stolen Bases108
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks6647
   
Strikeouts11699
   
Batting Average.263.289
   
On Base Pct.339.347
   
Slugging Pct.454.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.806
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
News 
 Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run and a walk during Tuesday's win over the Yankees by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 14th
Alex Verdugo went a combined 5-for-8 with a home run as the Red Sox swept Wednesday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
 Marcus Semien went 0-for-4 at the plate with two walks and scored two runs on Saturday night as the Blue Jays beat the Angels by a 15-1 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 11th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 8th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 7-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run on Monday as the Blue Jays beat the Rangers by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 5th
Alex Verdugo is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 at the plate and slugged a solo homer and stole a pair of bases on Saturday in the Blue Jays’ loss to the Yankees by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 3rd
Alex Verdugo went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Red Sox lost to the Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
Notes 
 Semien looked like he had made some major and sustainable gains in 2019, cutting his strikeout rate way down and being far more selective, which led to better contact. Unfortunately, Semien looked a lot like the old version of himself in 2020, with a strikeout rate over 20% and similar mediocre contact to that which he had made consistently prior to 2019. He signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays, which is a great landing spot for him, as he'll likely bat near the top of a strong lineup, see an upgrade in home park, and earn second base eligibility. That makes Semien far more enticing as a potential draft-day target, but he should still be considered only a middle infield option in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verdugo's first season in Boston went about as well as you would have expected. He hit for a high average, scored plenty of runs, and added just a bit of power and speed. But under the hood, there were some concerning signs. Specifically, his quality of contact was generally below the MLB average in every notable measure, and his expected batting average was just .238, a full 70 points below his actual batting average. And his strikeout rate rose to 20.4%, a career worst. But, in the end, Verdugo is going to continue to lead off for the Red Sox and contribute in both batting average and runs scored even on his worst day, and he'll offer at least some production in the remaining categories. Nitpick if you must, but he'll be a valuable contributor overall, regardless of the Statcast data.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros