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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Olson or Yoan Moncada (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 56
Best Rank# 25# 24
Worst Rank# 99# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 80
Best Rank# 68# 66
Worst Rank# 106# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs8281
Home Runs2336
RBI7898
Stolen Bases82
Batting Average.259.244
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 70
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 94
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 65
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 64
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 81# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 61
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 37# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 57
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 36# 55
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 91
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 57
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 51
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 48# 60
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 57# 38
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 53# 45
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 46
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 57# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 60# 52
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 58# 53
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 53
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 55# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 54
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 60# 54
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 60
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 67# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 99# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats200210
   
Runs2828
   
Hits4541
   
Singles2822
   
Doubles84
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs614
   
RBI2442
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2834
   
Strikeouts7277
   
Batting Average.225.195
   
On Base Pct.320.310
   
Slugging Pct.385.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.705.734
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats555538
   
Runs8281
   
Hits142130
   
Singles8568
   
Doubles2924
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2336
   
RBI7898
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6371
   
Strikeouts182168
   
Batting Average.259.244
   
On Base Pct.335.332
   
Slugging Pct.453.492
   
On-base Plus Slugging.789.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yoan Moncada
3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's loss against Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 16th
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
 Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored during Wednesday’s 8-0 win over Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 15th
Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 3-0 win Friday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
 Yoan Moncada went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts during Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to Cleveland.
Brad Camara
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
 Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Friday’s 6-0 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 9th
Matt Olson (thumb) is starting at first base and batting fifth in Thursday's game against the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 15th
 Yoan Moncada went 0-for-3 with two walks during Sunday’s 7-4 loss to the Angels.
Brad Camara
Mon, Apr 5th
Matt Olson (thumb) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 13th
Notes 
 If you're looking for reasons to throw out a player's 2020 season, Moncada's battle with COVID-19 offers you just that for him. His quality of contact dropped like a stone, he struck out a ton, and he went back to his old passive approach, rather than the aggressive one that had led to such gains in 2019. Moncada detailed his struggles after suffering from the virus, so it's a legitimate excuse and surely led to his struggles. Moncada is likely to hit about 25 home runs, and help you everywhere except perhaps batting average (though his .315 mark in 2019 shows his upside). Although he won't be a superstar, at a third base position that gets shallow quicker than expected, he makes a fine option you can wait on but who will offer plenty of production.
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
 Moncada had a very rough 2019 after dealing with Covid, and now is dealing with some arm soreness. Luckily the injury does not seem to bad. His ADP has dropped several rounds since last season and if he gets back into form, he will make those who passed on him look silly. He is not someone I am targeting in every single draft because spring training injuries are tough to gauge, but I have my fair share of Moncada.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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