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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Ronald Acuna Jr. (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
4 of 6 experts
33%
Recommended by
2 of 6 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 5# 4
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 4
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 1# 5
   
Projections 
   
Runs122112
Home Runs3943
RBI97110
Stolen Bases2912
Batting Average.287.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 4# 1
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats160199
   
Runs4641
   
Hits4056
   
Singles1528
   
Doubles119
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1417
   
RBI2946
   
Stolen Bases81
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3835
   
Strikeouts6056
   
Batting Average.250.281
   
On Base Pct.406.390
   
Slugging Pct.581.603
   
On-base Plus Slugging.987.993
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats557502
   
Runs122112
   
Hits160149
   
Singles8875
   
Doubles2927
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3943
   
RBI97110
   
Stolen Bases2912
   
Caught Stealing83
   
Walks86113
   
Strikeouts173139
   
Batting Average.287.296
   
On Base Pct.382.426
   
Slugging Pct.547.602
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9291.028
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
News 
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Notes 
 Acuna missed some time last year and batted a mere .250. And thus ends the negative things you can say about him. He walked at an absurd 18.8% clip, which led him to a .406 OBP despite the poor average. He was one of the league leaders in quality of contact, wOBA, and xWOBA, and we now know after the last two years that he will run often on the bases so long as he continues to bat leadoff, which he should. In other words, from a fantasy perspective, Acuna is an absolute monster. He's a top-three pick and will (deservedly) go first overall in many leagues, and there's still upside given that he just turned 23 years old.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
For one of the first times since he took the league by storm, Trout is not the consensus top pick this year. It's hardly his fault, though it's fair to point out some of the negatives with his 2020 season. He batted a career-low .281, and posted his worst walk- and strikeout-rates since 2015. He also stole only one base. But Trout's move down the overall baseball rankings is due more to his competition for the top spot, rather than his numbers. He was still among the league leaders in quality of contact and every expected statcast metric, and was on pace to hit 50 home runs over the course of a full season. Trout is entering his age-30 season, so although we've seen him rebound from poor stolen base years before, it now seems unlikely that he'll ever get back to much past low-double digits. That keeps him out of the top spot in rotisserie rankings, but his incredibly high floor makes him a top-five overall draft pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 The fantasy baseball community isn't talking enough about how Acuña nearly doubled his walk rate last summer (10.6% to 18.8%) while also hitting the ball harder than ever (47.4% in 2019 to 57.0% in 2020). Yes, it was a small sample, but these are also signs that the talented 23-year-old is improving as a hitter. Seemingly doing more damage and becoming more selective at the expense of batting average, Acuña's 40/40 upside keeps him in the conversation for No. 1 overall come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
You won't find a safer first-round investment in all of fantasy baseball. However, entering Trout's age-29 season, it's now fair to consider several others worthy of the No. 1 overall pick come draft day. The biggest argument against Trout is a lack of stolen base upside. Trout swiped just one bag during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. Still, the well-rounded power and on-base skills aren't going anywhere just yet.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros