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Who Should I Draft?

Max Kepler or Anthony Santander (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 93# 94
Best Rank# 54# 44
Worst Rank# 153# 158
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 158# 170
Best Rank# 137# 161
Worst Rank# 172# 206
   
Projections 
   
Runs7488
Home Runs2828
RBI8677
Stolen Bases45
Batting Average.259.246
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 106
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 101# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 132# 137
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 67# 114
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 98# 109
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 87
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 61# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 85# 92
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 91# 95
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 93# 95
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 96
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 85# 99
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 91# 103
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 100# 110
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 96# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 98# 115
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 101# 105
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 71# 93
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 83# 84
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 124
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 99# 112
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 84# 158
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 92# 96
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 97# 98
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 86# 108
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 54# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 98# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 74# 66
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 80# 70
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 94# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 89
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 93# 89
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 92# 90
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 100# 92
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 95# 93
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 107# 94
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 95
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 98# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 116# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 96
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 98
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 99# 98
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 100# 99
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 126# 103
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 103
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 153# 113
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 151# 115
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats153171
   
Runs2427
   
Hits4139
   
Singles1621
   
Doubles139
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI3223
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1022
   
Strikeouts2536
   
Batting Average.268.228
   
On Base Pct.321.321
   
Slugging Pct.582.439
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.760
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549531
   
Runs7488
   
Hits141129
   
Singles7769
   
Doubles3330
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2828
   
RBI8677
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks3565
   
Strikeouts115108
   
Batting Average.259.246
   
On Base Pct.303.329
   
Slugging Pct.482.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.786.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Santander
LF,CF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
News 
 Orioles' OF Anthony Santander has landed on the IL with a sprained left ankle and will likely miss 2-4 weeks.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Apr 21st
Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
 X-rays on Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander's injured ankle were negative Tuesday, according to a report from MASN's Roch Kubatko. Santander is scheduled to undergo an MRI soon.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 20th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 0-for-1 with a walk and a steal in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 13th
 The Orioles announced that Anthony Santander has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 0-for-3 with a steal, a walk, and a strikeout in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
 Orioles OF Anthony Santander exited Tuesday’s game against the Marlins early with an apparent leg injury.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
Max Kepler is hitting sixth and playing right field on Saturday against the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 10th
 Anthony Santander went 1-4 with a double and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
Twins OF Max Kepler is “fine” after exiting early in Thursday’s game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 9th
Notes 
 Santander has quietly turned into a strong power bat, but few fantasy managers seem to give him credit. A .476 slugging percentage with 20 home runs in 93 games in 2019, followed by a .575 slugging percentage and 11 home runs in 37 games in 2020. There's nothing particularly fluky about his power output - it's just a young hitter coming into his own and making better contact. He did seem to sell out a bit for power last year, upping his launch angle and fly ball rate significantly. And yet he hit .261, the same mark as in 2019, and his xBA was .286. In other words, there's plenty to like about Santander, who is going well behind other hitters who offer similar production. He should be a value in drafts this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kepler isn't a fancy player, but he's the kind of depth piece that fantasy managers need to survive a long season. The 36-homer season in 2019 is likely a mirage, as his barrel rate and hard-hit percentage were way out of line with his typical production. But he should be a fairly reliable 25-homer bat who will put up 150-160 combined runs and RBI with the occasional steal thrown in. His career batting average is just .237 but his xBA over the last two years is .257, so he shouldn't actively hurt you. Shrug your shoulders, draft him late, and take the reliable production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros