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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Fernando Tatis Jr. (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
5 of 6 experts
17%
Recommended by
1 of 6 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 4
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 5
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 3
Best Rank# 2# 2
Worst Rank# 3# 4
   
Projections 
   
Runs120109
Home Runs3436
RBI9298
Stolen Bases2225
Batting Average.294.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 2# 5
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 1
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219224
   
Runs4750
   
Hits6462
   
Singles3832
   
Doubles911
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1617
   
RBI3945
   
Stolen Bases1011
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks2427
   
Strikeouts3861
   
Batting Average.292.277
   
On Base Pct.366.366
   
Slugging Pct.562.571
   
On-base Plus Slugging.928.937
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575556
   
Runs120109
   
Hits169161
   
Singles9690
   
Doubles3527
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs3436
   
RBI9298
   
Stolen Bases2225
   
Caught Stealing58
   
Walks8161
   
Strikeouts104165
   
Batting Average.294.290
   
On Base Pct.381.360
   
Slugging Pct.533.549
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.909
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
News 
  The Padres are working on a contract extension with star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. According to Jon Heyman and Jessica Kleinschmidt, Tatis' contract extension could be 11 years and $320 million.
Corbin Young
Sun, Jan 10th
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
Tatis Jr. had an outstanding rookie year, but because he had outperformed his statcast data so significantly, many fantasy managers were worried that his numbers would regress in 2020. Although his batting average did come down (to a still respectable .277), he not only staved off regression, but he improved significantly in most areas. He cut his strikeout rate by 6%, upped his walk rate by 2.5%, and led the league in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate, and barrel percentage. The fact that he's likely to throw in 25-30 steals over the course of a full season is just the cherry on top of elite fantasy production. He's a top-five overall pick with little or no downside and massive upside even off his incredible 2020 numbers.
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 - BettingPros
Tatis Jr. set the world on fire during July and August. September wasn't as pretty, however, as the electrifying shortstop hit just 208/.311/.403 in 90 plate appearances. This still generated a 96 wRC+, which means that even at his worst Tatis was only 4% worse than league average. He still hit four homers and stole four bases. Also, it was only one month. Tatis doesn't have a track record long enough for us to feel confident in him as a slump-proof bat, but only Ronald Acuña rivals his 40/40 upside.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros