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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Olson or Trent Grisham (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trent Grisham
LF,CF,RF - SD
Trent Grisham
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 56
Best Rank# 29# 24
Worst Rank# 87# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 80
Best Rank# 70# 66
Worst Rank# 87# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs8781
Home Runs2236
RBI7098
Stolen Bases152
Batting Average.251.244
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 57
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 59# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 56# 57
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 46# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 94
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 58
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 50# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 55
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 43# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 62
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 87# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 61
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 51# 57
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 54# 55
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 59# 91
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 51# 57
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 51
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 60
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 59# 38
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 61# 45
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 78# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 49# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 57# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 83# 52
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 57# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 65# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 69# 54
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 80# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 73# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 82# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Trent Grisham
LF,CF,RF - SD
Trent Grisham
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats215210
   
Runs4228
   
Hits5441
   
Singles3322
   
Doubles84
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1014
   
RBI2642
   
Stolen Bases101
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3134
   
Strikeouts6477
   
Batting Average.251.195
   
On Base Pct.352.310
   
Slugging Pct.456.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.734
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Trent Grisham
LF,CF,RF - SD
Trent Grisham
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522538
   
Runs8781
   
Hits129130
   
Singles7768
   
Doubles2424
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2236
   
RBI7098
   
Stolen Bases152
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7471
   
Strikeouts145168
   
Batting Average.251.244
   
On Base Pct.345.332
   
Slugging Pct.444.492
   
On-base Plus Slugging.788.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Trent Grisham
LF,CF,RF - SD
Trent Grisham
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Trent Grisham (quad) has returned to Tuesday’s lineup against the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 win Sunday over Detroit. It was the eighth straight win for Oakland.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 18th
 Trent Grisham has been scratched from Sunday's lineup ahead of the series finale between the Padres and Dodgers.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 18th
Matt Olson went 2-for-3 with one RBI, two runs and one walk in the Athletics 7-0 win Saturday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
 Trent Grisham went 1-3 with a single and a walk in the Padres' loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 18th
Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 3-0 win Friday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
 Trent Grisham went 1-3 with a home run and two walks in the Padres' loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 14th
Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs and two walks in the Athletics 8-4 win Thursday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 16th
 Trent Grisham went 1-3 with a walk and a home run in the Padres' win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
Matt Olson (thumb) is starting at first base and batting fifth in Thursday's game against the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 15th
Notes 
 Grisham had an excellent debut season with San Diego, reaching double digits in both home runs and steals in his 59 games. He improved on his already strong walk rate from 2019, and improved his quality of contact significantly. Whether or not you buy the bat, we know he has plenty of speed to do damage on the basepaths, as he ranks in the 96th percentile in sprint speed. Slated to lead off again for a strong Padres lineup, Grisham should provide plenty of runs scored to go along with his potential for a 20-20 season. Monitor his hamstring strain he suffered in the spring, but unless he looks like he'll miss significant time, draft him with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Olson again hit for a ton of power last year, and ranked in the top nine percent of the league in average exit velocity for the third straight season. But he struck out 31.4% of the time, which contributed to a massive average drop to just .195. Olson had a bit of bad luck, as his xBA was .224, but still, it was by far his worst career mark. Although he'll never be a high average hitter, it's a good bet that he'll return something this year closer to his .245 career mark. Combine that with his likely near-40 home run season, and he'll make a fine mid-round selection and starting first baseman for any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Olson's Statcast profile was a bit all over the place last year. However, the biggest reason to buy back in this season is the disastrous .227 BABIP he posted (compared to .292 and .300 marks from the previous two campaigns). Olson still managed to hit 14 homers in the shortened season, which means the power is still there. The expectation of some better luck means he might be my single biggest first base target in drafts this spring.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros