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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Yastrzemski or Alex Verdugo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Yastrzemski
LF,CF,RF - SF
Mike Yastrzemski
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 77
Best Rank# 51# 53
Worst Rank# 104# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 129
Best Rank# 100# 126
Worst Rank# 139# 137
   
Projections 
   
Runs8780
Home Runs2417
RBI7662
Stolen Bases68
Batting Average.259.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 76# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 69
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 73# 74
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 70# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 59# 114
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 73# 74
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 73# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 82# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 63# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 77# 95
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 81
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 54# 77
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 90# 98
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 81
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 78# 80
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 73# 78
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 66# 80
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 90# 92
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 76# 77
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 72# 110
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 73# 85
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 64# 62
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 70# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 72# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 68
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 74# 69
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 75# 74
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 76# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 76# 63
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 77# 72
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 79# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 76
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 70
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 81# 65
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 80
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 82# 72
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 83# 62
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 84# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 90# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 93# 84
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 99# 75
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 99# 53
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 100# 95
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 104# 82
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Yastrzemski
LF,CF,RF - SF
Mike Yastrzemski
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats192201
   
Runs3936
   
Hits5762
   
Singles2940
   
Doubles1416
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs106
   
RBI3515
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3017
   
Strikeouts5545
   
Batting Average.297.309
   
On Base Pct.400.367
   
Slugging Pct.568.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.968.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Yastrzemski
LF,CF,RF - SF
Mike Yastrzemski
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats543527
   
Runs8780
   
Hits139151
   
Singles7895
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2417
   
RBI7662
   
Stolen Bases68
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks6347
   
Strikeouts15799
   
Batting Average.259.289
   
On Base Pct.336.347
   
Slugging Pct.465.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.806
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Yastrzemski
LF,CF,RF - SF
Mike Yastrzemski
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
News 
 Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and a run scored as the Giants fell to the Marlins 4-1 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 17th
Alex Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the White Sox on Patriots Day in Boston.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
 Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in the Giants 7-6 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 14th
Alex Verdugo went a combined 5-for-8 with a home run as the Red Sox swept Wednesday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
 Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts as the Giants completed their series sweep of the Rockies by a score of 4-0 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 11th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
 Mike Yastrzemski went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit solo home run on Monday in the Giants 3-2 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 6th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 7-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 Mike Yastrzemski has been removed from the Giants' lineup ahead of Monday night's game against the Padres. The 30-year-old outfielder is dealing with left hand soreness and will get the night off after a slow start to the year.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Apr 5th
Alex Verdugo is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Notes 
 Yastrzemski followed up his impressive 2019 season with an even better one last year, during which he slashed .297/.400/.568. His breakout has come extremely late - he'll be 31 years old by the end of the season - but he makes fairly solid contact and walks a ton. He's not going to hit .297 again - his xBA was just .254 and he had a .370 BABIP. But with the changes in Oracle Park leading to more power, he should be in line for at least a 20-homer season with decent counting stats. That's not sexy, but it's someone you can plug in as your fourth or fifth outfielder.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verdugo's first season in Boston went about as well as you would have expected. He hit for a high average, scored plenty of runs, and added just a bit of power and speed. But under the hood, there were some concerning signs. Specifically, his quality of contact was generally below the MLB average in every notable measure, and his expected batting average was just .238, a full 70 points below his actual batting average. And his strikeout rate rose to 20.4%, a career worst. But, in the end, Verdugo is going to continue to lead off for the Red Sox and contribute in both batting average and runs scored even on his worst day, and he'll offer at least some production in the remaining categories. Nitpick if you must, but he'll be a valuable contributor overall, regardless of the Statcast data.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros