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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Fernando Tatis Jr. (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 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 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 2
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 1
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 2
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 2
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 2
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 1
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 2
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 2
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 2
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 2
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 3
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 3
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 2
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 1
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 1
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 2
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 4# 3
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 3
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 2# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 4
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 2# 4
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 4
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 4
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 4
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 5
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 5
   
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 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
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he “expects OF Mookie Betts (forearm) to start Thursday against the Padres.”
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
Padres SS Fernando Tatis Jr. is absent from Tuesday’s lineup against the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 20th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said X-rays on Mookie Betts’ forearm returned negative.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
Fernando Tatis Jr. went 0-3 with a walk, a strikeout, and a run scored in the Padres' loss to the Brewers on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Tue, Apr 20th
 Mookie Betts (forearm) is absent from the Dodgers lineup on Tuesday. Zach McKinstry is playing Right Field in his absence.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Apr 20th
Fernando Tatis Jr. went 1-6 with a home run and an RBI in the Padres' extra-inning loss to the Dodgers on Friday. Tatis also committed an error in the game.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 17th
 Dodgers star OF Mookie Betts (forearm) will undergo further medical tests on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 20th
The Padres officially activated star SS Fernando Tatis Jr. from the injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 16th
 Center fielder Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Dodgers 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 20th
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who's on the IL with a shoulder issue, should come off the injured list on Friday, per manager Jayce Tingler.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 15th
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