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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Christian Yelich (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 7
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 5# 12
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 12
Best Rank# 1# 9
Worst Rank# 4# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs121103
Home Runs3336
RBI9293
Stolen Bases2218
Batting Average.294.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 2# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 6
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 7
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 8
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 6
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 6
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 9
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 10
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 2# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 10
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 8
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 4# 10
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 11
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219200
   
Runs4739
   
Hits6441
   
Singles3821
   
Doubles97
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1612
   
RBI3922
   
Stolen Bases104
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2446
   
Strikeouts3876
   
Batting Average.292.205
   
On Base Pct.366.356
   
Slugging Pct.562.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.928.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats581549
   
Runs121103
   
Hits169153
   
Singles9685
   
Doubles3629
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3336
   
RBI9293
   
Stolen Bases2218
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks8190
   
Strikeouts103154
   
Batting Average.294.283
   
On Base Pct.381.385
   
Slugging Pct.537.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.922
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base, a run scored, and a walk as the Dodgers defeated the Marlins 9-6 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 15th
Brewers star OF Christian Yelich (back) will go on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 13th
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with four RBI, two runs scored, and a walk as the Dodgers beat the Angels 14-11 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, May 9th
After returning from the IL on Monday, Christian Yelich is set to spend at least another 10 days on there. Manager Craig Counsell said "there's something else we haven't diagnosed," meaning this could be a longer absence than just the 10 days.
Ethan Biddle
Tue, May 4th
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in the Dodgers' 9-2 loss to the Angels on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, May 8th
Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Tue, May 4th
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went a combined 3-for-7 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' doubleheader against the Cubs on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, May 5th
Brewers star OF Christian Yelich (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 3rd
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk in the Dodgers' 6-5 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, May 2nd
Brewers OF Christian Yelich (back) is playing in a simulated game on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
Notes 
 Betts's first year with the Dodgers was basically exactly what fantasy managers expected - that is to say it was pretty much in line with what he did with the Red Sox. If you want to quibble, his walk rate dropped a few percentage points and he struck out at a career-worst 15.4% clip. But at this point, there are few safer players than Betts - you know he'll give you strong production in all five categories and he bats atop one of the best lineups in all of baseball. Betts should be a top-three pick and there's every reason to consider him number one overall. The downside is borderline non-existent.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Yelich's 2020 season was, in a word, bizarre. After batting .327 combined from 2018-2019, his batting average dropped to a meager .205 last year. Although he hit the ball as hard as ever, setting career highs in average exit velocity and hard hit percentage, his strikeout rate ballooned more than 10 points to 30.8%. At the same time, Yelich's walk rate jumped up to 18.6%. Unsurprisingly, the reason for the jump in both Yelich's strikeouts and walks was that he simply swung less - just 34.6% of the time after his mark hovered above 44% the previous two seasons. If Yelich takes the same passive approach in 2021, then it's likely that his batting average will remain below what fantasy managers had come to expect. But considering that his season was so out of line with what he'd produced since coming to Milwaukee, fantasy managers should expect far more this season, and feel confident drafting him late in the first round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Unlike Trout, Mookie Betts is still running. The two-time World Series champ converted 10-of-12 stolen base attempts last year. Betts hasn't technically been as consistent as Trout on a year to year basis, but their peak fantasy campaign are similar. Betts is one of a handful of options worthy of consideration at No. 1 overall.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Yelich was a bust for those who used a top-three selection on him in 2020 fantasy drafts. Don't let that scare you off, however. One of the biggest factors we need to consider for draft prep this year is how much should we weigh 2020? Yelich actually had a higher average exit velocity, a higher hard-hit rate, and a better walk rate than he did in 2019. He was just striking out way more often than usual. That, to me, looks like a profile in which Yelich would've eventually rebounded over the course of a full year. Perhaps he was pressing due to the depletion of Milwaukee's lineup, but Yelich's batted ball data is fine. I'm taking the discount and drafting him in the late-first with confidence.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros