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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Kyle Lewis (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
14 of 20 experts
30%
Recommended by
6 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 91
Best Rank# 62# 66
Worst Rank# 96# 163
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 133# 131
Best Rank# 110# 120
Worst Rank# 155# 144
   
Projections 
   
Runs9176
Home Runs2323
RBI7673
Stolen Bases117
Batting Average.264.245
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 88
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 96# 163
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 74# 98
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 73# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 96
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 97
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 75# 101
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 87# 92
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 108
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 111
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 66# 108
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 74# 97
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 79# 94
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 80# 73
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 81# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 82# 79
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 88# 76
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 91# 85
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats211206
   
Runs2837
   
Hits4754
   
Singles3040
   
Doubles93
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs711
   
RBI2328
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2534
   
Strikeouts5071
   
Batting Average.223.262
   
On Base Pct.305.364
   
Slugging Pct.374.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.680.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575534
   
Runs9176
   
Hits150129
   
Singles9383
   
Doubles3121
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2323
   
RBI7673
   
Stolen Bases117
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks6762
   
Strikeouts115180
   
Batting Average.264.245
   
On Base Pct.338.320
   
Slugging Pct.450.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.789.739
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Kyle Lewis
CF,RF - SEA
Kyle Lewis
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
There's a tendency to think Lewis came out of nowhere in 2020. That just isn't true as he was Seattle's 11th overall pick back in the 2016 amateur draft. A devastating knee injury delayed the start of his pro career and Lewis ultimately fell out of top prospect rankings. He made his big league debut in 2019, hitting six homers in 18 games to close out the year. The reports on him were high entering summer camp, and Lewis homered off Justin Verlander on Opening Day. Unfortunately, strikeouts became a concern. Through August 31st Lewis had a 24.8% K-rate. That figure ballooned to 37.1% in September. Lewis was a fantastic story in 2020. That doesn't mean we should overvalue him entering 2021.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros