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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Luis Robert (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 81
Best Rank# 11# 54
Worst Rank# 74# 132
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 143
Best Rank# 34# 99
Worst Rank# 48# 152
   
Projections 
   
Runs8575
Home Runs2817
RBI8375
Stolen Bases225
Batting Average.253.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 118
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 91
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 26# 92
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 74# 76
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 132
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 90
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 77
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 26# 89
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 18# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 87
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 78
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 20# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 82
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 28# 79
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 30# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 86
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 94
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 82
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 82
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 84
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 82
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 85
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 95
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 84
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 30# 92
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 29# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 34# 54
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 28# 82
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 34# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 69
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 26# 86
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 81
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 31# 71
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 27# 87
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 84
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats202170
   
Runs3324
   
Hits4751
   
Singles2831
   
Doubles815
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs115
   
RBI3122
   
Stolen Bases92
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2017
   
Strikeouts7328
   
Batting Average.233.300
   
On Base Pct.302.364
   
Slugging Pct.436.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.738.840
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats554526
   
Runs8575
   
Hits140154
   
Singles82102
   
Doubles2633
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2817
   
RBI8375
   
Stolen Bases225
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks4348
   
Strikeouts17673
   
Batting Average.253.296
   
On Base Pct.307.355
   
Slugging Pct.465.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Robert
CF - CWS
Luis Robert
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 White Sox GM Rick Hahn says OF Luis Robert (hip) will be sidelined from baseball activities for 12-16 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 3rd
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 7-3 loss at the hands of the Yankees. He would go on to strand just one runner in the effort.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 5th
 White Sox OF Luis Robert (hip) is expected to miss a significant period of time.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 3rd
Brantley was not plugged into the lineup on Thursday against the Mariners. This is likely only a maintenance day off.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Apr 29th
 White Sox manager Tony La Russa says OF Luis Robert (hip) will be placed on the 10-day IL on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 2nd
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a single in Tuesday's win over the Mariners. He would go on to score one of Houston's two runs.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 28th
 Luis Robert was helped off the field in Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 2nd
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 on Thursday, lacing a double and single in the win. He struck out once, but he also scored in the outing.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 23rd
 Robert is back with the White Sox after a short stint on the IL with Covid-Flu like symptoms.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Apr 29th
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 in Saturday's win, contributing a single and double. He also scored Houston's lone run after tagging up from third on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Taylor Jones.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 18th
Notes 
 Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
After a few hours where it looked like Brantley was heading to the Blue Jays, he'll instead return to the Astros on a two-year contract. Despite his advancing age, Brantley remains one of the safest players in all of fantasy, batting at least .299 in each of the last six seasons in which he played at least 11 games. He both walked and struck out more than usual last season, but given that he played in just 46 games, there's little reason to draw any firm conclusions from that data. The bigger issue is that Brantley excels in only batting average, and although he'll offer something in each of the other four rotisserie categories, he won't be a difference-maker. Draft Brantley in the middle-to-later rounds if you need an average boost, but there's little upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Luis Robert signed a long-term extension with the White Sox and has the upside to leap to superstardom in 2021. He slashed .233/.302/.406 with 10 home runs and nine stolen bases across 225 plate appearances. If it weren't for a rough September, Robert was well on his way to finishing as a top-20 player. His tools are off the chart and he will bat in the middle of a loaded White Sox lineup. Everything is lined up for Robert to bust out if he can put it all together in 2021.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros
 
 Robert came out of the gate like a rocket before hitting just .136/.237/.173 in September. The concern entering 2021 is that pitchers have figured out the book on Robert. While he was doing damage in July and August, Robert was swinging at everything thrown his way. Eventually, pitchers stopped giving him chances. The issue is Robert kept swinging. Baseball is a game of adjustments and it's now on him to adjust back. The talent and skills are here. Even it comes with a weak batting average, Robert has enough power/speed upside to remain fantasy relevant amid slumps. Similar to Adalbero Mondesi, consider Robert a very volatile player in drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros