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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Chapman or Cavan Biggio (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 61
Best Rank# 32# 46
Worst Rank# 117# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 60# 98
Best Rank# 54# 93
Worst Rank# 77# 122
   
Projections 
   
Runs8988
Home Runs2132
RBI7189
Stolen Bases142
Batting Average.243.251
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 65# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 62
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 65# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 66
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 62
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 53# 68
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 59
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 49# 64
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 50# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 79
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 46# 68
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 62# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 79
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 64
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 50# 62
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 60# 65
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 61# 66
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 63# 94
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 50# 67
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 60# 64
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 102# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 75# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 55# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 50
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 60# 54
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 117# 54
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 106# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 57# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 55
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 60# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 67# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 65# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 64# 60
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 76# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 71# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 67# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 96# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 73# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 99# 76
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats220142
   
Runs4122
   
Hits5533
   
Singles3112
   
Doubles169
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs810
   
RBI2825
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks418
   
Strikeouts6154
   
Batting Average.250.232
   
On Base Pct.375.276
   
Slugging Pct.432.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.812
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats523547
   
Runs8988
   
Hits125136
   
Singles7366
   
Doubles2833
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2132
   
RBI7189
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks9159
   
Strikeouts162159
   
Batting Average.243.251
   
On Base Pct.357.324
   
Slugging Pct.426.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.826
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cavan Biggio
1B,2B,3B,RF - TOR
Cavan Biggio
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
News 
 Cavan Biggio (elbow/back/neck) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run, one walk and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 extra-inning win on Sunday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Sep 20th
 Toronto Blue Jays infielder Cavan Biggio (elbow, neck) was diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his left elbow and is “week-to-week.”
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 25th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-1 win on Saturday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Sep 19th
 Toronto Blue Jays infielder Cavan Biggio (neck, back) won't be activated from the 10-day injured list until he gets going in the minors.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 18th
A's 3B Matt Chapman (shin) remains sidelined on Thursday against the Royals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 16th
 Cavan Biggio (back, neck) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 13th
Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run and two strikeouts in the Athletics 5-1 win on Wednesday against the White Sox.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 9th
 The Toronto Blue Jays placed infielder Cavan Biggio (back, neck) on the 10-day injured list with back/neck problems.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 3rd
Matt Chapman went 0-for-2 with one walk and two strikeouts in the Athletics 8-0 loss on Sunday against Toronto.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Sep 6th
Notes 
 Biggio doesn't hit the ball particularly well and is passive almost to a fault. He swung at just 36% of the pitches he saw last year, third-fewest in MLB, and that represents a continued trend. That passivity leads to increased strikeouts, but also plenty of walks, as Biggio took a free pass 15.5% of the time last season, which ranked in the top 8 percent of baseball. Despite not making consistently strong contact, Biggio has hit 24 home runs in his 159 major league games, and he's added on 107 runs and 20 steals. Those numbers play extremely well for fantasy, particularly at the weak second base position. Biggio is likely to add third base eligibility with the Blue Jays' addition of Marcus Semien, which should only add to his value, and he makes a fine pick if you can nab him in the fifth round or so where his ADP generally lands.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Chapman lost a significant chunk of his 2020 season to a torn labrum in his hip, and had surgery to repair the injury. It seems obvious that the injury was bothering him all year, as evidenced by his massive jump in strikeout rate (35.5%) and corresponding drop in walk rate. There's little reason to give Chapman's 2020 season any credence given what he'd shown the previous two years. Expect him to bounce back to the 30-homer bat with decent all-around production that we had come to expect, and enjoy the discount that his numbers from last year provide.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Too many holes in Biggio's batting profile for me to draft him at his inflated ADP. It also looks like he will open the season batting 7th which is not ideal as I do not see him hitting his way into a top 3 spot in the order.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Biggio has posted elite walk rates in his first two seasons in the majors and he's 20-for-20 in stolen base attempts to begin his career. This makes him a useful player in several formats, raising his floor. However, his batted ball data is admittedly worrisome, and his profile looks like the type that could be affected by a deadened ball this season. Further complicating the situation is the Blue Jays' offseason addition of Marcus Semien, leaving Biggio without a true defensive home on the roster. There's enough downside here for me to be fading him at his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros