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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Juan Soto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
29 of 51 experts
43%
Recommended by
22 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 5# 7
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 4
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 4# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs121111
Home Runs3338
RBI92112
Stolen Bases2213
Batting Average.294.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 3
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 4
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 2# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 2
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 4
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 1# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 2# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 4
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 4
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 1
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 2
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 2
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 2
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 2
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 3
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 4# 2
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 3
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 2
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 1
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 2
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 3
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 2
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 2
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 2
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219154
   
Runs4739
   
Hits6454
   
Singles3827
   
Doubles914
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1613
   
RBI3937
   
Stolen Bases106
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2441
   
Strikeouts3828
   
Batting Average.292.351
   
On Base Pct.366.490
   
Slugging Pct.562.695
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9281.185
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats581534
   
Runs121111
   
Hits169161
   
Singles9686
   
Doubles3634
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3338
   
RBI92112
   
Stolen Bases2213
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks81109
   
Strikeouts103119
   
Batting Average.294.305
   
On Base Pct.381.424
   
Slugging Pct.537.586
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9181.011
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF,RF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Cincinnati Reds by a score of 3-1 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 18th
Juan Soto crushed his 27th home run of the season with his 20th double. Soto went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBI, and two walks.
Corbin Young
Wed, Sep 22nd
 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
Juan Soto drove in his 87th RBI of the season after going 2-for-4 with one walk and one strikeout. Soto also crushed his 19th double of the season with a 112.8 mph exit velocity.
Corbin Young
Tue, Sep 21st
 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
Juan Soto scored two runs and walked three times against the Marlins. Soto went 1-for-3 to raise his season-long OBP to .461.
Corbin Young
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Juan Soto crushed his 26th home run of the season after going 1-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI. Soto's home run had an exit velocity of 111.9 mph - the hardest-hit batted ball of the game.
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 19th
 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
Juan Soto doubled and walked on Saturday. Soto went 1-for-3 with his 18th double of the season.
Corbin Young
Sat, Sep 18th
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
There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe what Soto has done in his career given his young age. Had he merely repeated his incredible 2019 numbers last season, fantasy managers would have been ecstatic. Instead, he upped his walk rate from an elite 16.4% to a truly remarkable 20.9%, cut his strikeout rate down to just 14.3%, and batted .351. Soto does not have the speed or baserunning chops to steal 30 bases in a season, which is the only thing keeping him from being considered worthy of drafting first overall. But given what he's accomplished through his age-21 season, it's truly scary to think of how high his ceiling may be. Draft him as a top-five pick and enjoy the ridiculous production.
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
There isn't a single negative thing to say about the second coming of Ted Williams. Soto get even better last year, his age-21 season, and wound up leading baseball in OBP. The fact that he was limited to 47 games wound up costing him NL MVP honors, as Soto was the best hitter in baseball on a per-game basis in 2020. The floor here is so high. Soto isn't a zero in stolen bases either. He swiped 12 in 2019 and six last summer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros