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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Jake Cronenworth (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
19 of 20 experts
5%
Recommended by
1 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 120
Best Rank# 62# 86
Worst Rank# 96# 210
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 133# 179
Best Rank# 110# 161
Worst Rank# 155# 218
   
Projections 
   
Runs9159
Home Runs239
RBI7649
Stolen Bases1110
Batting Average.264.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 104
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 96# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 80# 101
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 144
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 142
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 73# 141
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 143
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 114
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 82# 120
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 88# 124
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 100
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 87# 133
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 112
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 210
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 66# 208
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 74# 127
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 81# 121
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 79# 121
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 91# 86
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats211172
   
Runs2826
   
Hits4749
   
Singles3027
   
Doubles915
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs74
   
RBI2320
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2518
   
Strikeouts5030
   
Batting Average.223.285
   
On Base Pct.305.354
   
Slugging Pct.374.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.680.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575418
   
Runs9159
   
Hits150113
   
Singles9372
   
Doubles3125
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs239
   
RBI7649
   
Stolen Bases1110
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks6742
   
Strikeouts11583
   
Batting Average.264.271
   
On Base Pct.338.337
   
Slugging Pct.450.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.789.751
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
News 
 Free agent shortstop Marcus Semien has agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays according to Jeff Passan.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Jan 26th
 
 According to Jim Bowden, the teams interested in free-agent shortstop Marcus Semien include the Phillies, Reds, Red Sox, and Athletics. Bowden reports that MLB teams like Semien's versatility, durability, and 2020 postseason numbers.
Corbin Young
Thu, Jan 14th
 
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
Playing time?
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
  Cronenworth wound up being one of the best waiver pickups of the 2020 season. He provided a great batting average (.285) with multi-position eligibility. The counting stats - mainly the four homers and three steals - left a lot to be desired, however. Cronenworth ultimately profiles as a better "real life" player than he does as a fantasy option. Still, in deeper roto leagues that use batting average, his contact skills and defensive versatility give him a fantastic floor. I just don't expect him to be a fantasy difference-maker in most 10-12 team leagues.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros