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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Trevor Story (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 8
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 10# 13
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 13
Best Rank# 3# 11
Worst Rank# 6# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs111100
Home Runs4333
RBI10987
Stolen Bases1125
Batting Average.291.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 5# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 6# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 5# 8
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 3# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 7
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 7
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 7
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 3# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 7
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 8
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 2# 9
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 3# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 9
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 12
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 5# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 6# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 5
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats199235
   
Runs4141
   
Hits5668
   
Singles2840
   
Doubles913
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs1711
   
RBI4628
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks3524
   
Strikeouts5663
   
Batting Average.281.289
   
On Base Pct.390.355
   
Slugging Pct.603.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.993.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520588
   
Runs111100
   
Hits149164
   
Singles7489
   
Doubles2736
   
Triples46
   
Home Runs4333
   
RBI10987
   
Stolen Bases1125
   
Caught Stealing37
   
Walks11158
   
Strikeouts141170
   
Batting Average.291.281
   
On Base Pct.418.346
   
Slugging Pct.602.529
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.020.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 Angels manager Joe Maddon conceded that Mike Trout is unlikely to return this season.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a single and walk against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He also logged an RBI and stolen base in the effort. Colorado ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 9-7.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Angels manager Joe Maddon says that there's no update on when or if Mike Trout (calf) will return this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 8th
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Nationals on Tuesday. He also logged a double in the effort. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 29th
 Angels manager Joe Maddon says OF Mike Trout (calf" is still "sore."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 0-for-5 against the Giants on Friday evening. He struck out a total of three times in the effort. Colorado ultimately fell to San Francisco by a score of 7-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 25th
 Angels' CF Mike Trout is still not recovered enough to begin a rehab stint, according to skipper Joe Maddon.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Aug 24th
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Nationals on Sunday. He also struck out once and stole second base. Colorado ultimately fell to Washington by a score of 3-0.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Sep 20th
 Angels OF Mike Trout (calf) says he's close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 21st
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story finished 1-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Nationals on Saturday. Colorado ultimately defeated Washington by a score of 6-0.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 18th
Notes 
 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
Story had his usual stellar year in 2020, putting up strong overall numbers and offering a rare power and speed combination. As usual, he greatly outperformed his expected statistics, but that's been the norm for Story throughout his career and isn't all that unexpected since he plays in Colorado. Story is entering his walk year, so the chances of a trade, which would diminish his value, remain a possibility. But there are few safer players in the game as of this moment, and he's a locked-in first round pick. The only question surrounding Story is whether he or Trea Turner should be the first shortstop selected in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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 - FantasyPros