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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
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
CF,RF,SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 5# 6
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 2
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 4# 4
   
Projections 
   
Runs121108
Home Runs3336
RBI9297
Stolen Bases2225
Batting Average.294.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 4
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 2# 3
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 3
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 1# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 4
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 5
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 2# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 3
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 2
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 1
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 1
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 2
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 2
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 2
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 2
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 1
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 2
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 3
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 2
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 4# 3
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 1
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 2
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 2
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 2
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
CF,RF,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
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
CF,RF,SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats581568
   
Runs121108
   
Hits169161
   
Singles9691
   
Doubles3628
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs3336
   
RBI9297
   
Stolen Bases2225
   
Caught Stealing58
   
Walks8161
   
Strikeouts103165
   
Batting Average.294.286
   
On Base Pct.381.357
   
Slugging Pct.537.544
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.901
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
CF,RF,SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
News 
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 on the day, highlighted by a solo shot in the fifth inning that made it 2-0 Dodgers. He also tallied another run and RBI later in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 13th
Fernando Tatis Jr. went 1-for-4 on the day, driving in a run with an RBI-double in the third inning. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 14th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 on the day, hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning to make it 5-2. He'd drive in a fourth run with a sacrifice fly.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
Fernando Tatis Jr. went 3-for-4 on the day, hitting a two-run homer and driving in three runs in total in the game. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a walk, and a run scored as the Dodgers defeated the Cardinals 5-1 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2-for-4 on Friday, hitting two singles and striking out two times. He also stole a base, his 25th of the year.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two stolen bases as the Dodgers beat the Giants 6-1 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
Fernando Tatis Jr. went 1-for-2 on Wednesday, hitting a single and drawing two walks. He drove in a run and scored another.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 9th
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two runs scored as the Dodgers took down the Braves 3-2 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
Padres SS/OF Fernando Tatis Jr. said Tuesday that he doesn't anticipate undergoing shoulder surgery after the season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 8th
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. has a bit of a shoulder issue, but nothing suggests he'll need to miss any time. He 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, so long a there are no further developments with his shoulder.
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
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 - FantasyPros