Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Max Kepler or Miguel Sano (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Miguel Sano
1B,3B - MIN
Miguel Sano
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
12 of 20 experts
40%
Recommended by
8 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 102
Best Rank# 82# 64
Worst Rank# 141# 142
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 172# 176
Best Rank# 146# 153
Worst Rank# 217# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs9083
Home Runs2835
RBI7789
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.248.231
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 100# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 109
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 99
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 97# 116
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 108# 117
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 121# 142
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 93
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 112# 113
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 118# 121
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 99# 101
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 101# 105
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 82# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 94# 93
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 102# 100
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 94
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 104
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 112# 93
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 116# 109
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 141# 125
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Miguel Sano
1B,3B - MIN
Miguel Sano
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats171186
   
Runs2731
   
Hits3938
   
Singles2113
   
Doubles912
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs913
   
RBI2325
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2218
   
Strikeouts3690
   
Batting Average.228.204
   
On Base Pct.321.278
   
Slugging Pct.439.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.760.757
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Miguel Sano
1B,3B - MIN
Miguel Sano
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats537505
   
Runs9083
   
Hits131115
   
Singles7153
   
Doubles3125
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2835
   
RBI7789
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks6665
   
Strikeouts108218
   
Batting Average.248.231
   
On Base Pct.327.317
   
Slugging Pct.466.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.813
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Miguel Sano
1B,3B - MIN
Miguel Sano
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
  Sano has always had one of the worst strikeout rates in the majors, but his 43.9% mark in 2020 was awful even by his standards. That's always the risk with Sano - that his strikeout rate is going to bring his batting average down to close to .200, where he'll almost single-handedly tank you in that category. The upside of course is that he absolutely crushes the ball, as evident by the fact that he was no worse than second in baseball in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate, and barrel rate last year. Sano's contract with the Twins shows they're committed to him, so he should hopefully be beyond concerns of getting sent down to the minors if he struggles. That puts Sano in the high-power, low-average bucket of sluggers, but one who goes much later in drafts than others who will provide similar production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros