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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Mike Trout (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
43 of 51 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 5
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 5# 10
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 5
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 4# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs121111
Home Runs3343
RBI92109
Stolen Bases2211
Batting Average.294.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 6
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 5
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 2# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 3# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 4
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 4
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 5
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 1# 3
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 5
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 2# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 5
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 5
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 4# 5
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 2
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 2
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 2
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 1
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 1
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219199
   
Runs4741
   
Hits6456
   
Singles3828
   
Doubles99
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1617
   
RBI3946
   
Stolen Bases101
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2435
   
Strikeouts3856
   
Batting Average.292.281
   
On Base Pct.366.390
   
Slugging Pct.562.603
   
On-base Plus Slugging.928.993
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats581520
   
Runs121111
   
Hits169149
   
Singles9674
   
Doubles3627
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs3343
   
RBI92109
   
Stolen Bases2211
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks81111
   
Strikeouts103141
   
Batting Average.294.291
   
On Base Pct.381.418
   
Slugging Pct.537.602
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9181.020
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
News 
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored, a walk, and a strikeout in the Dodgers' 11-9 win over the Padres on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 30th
Angels manager Joe Maddon conceded that Mike Trout is unlikely to return this season.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
 Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a single, a run scored, and a walk as the Dodgers lost to the Rockies 10-5 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 23rd
Angels manager Joe Maddon says that there's no update on when or if Mike Trout (calf) will return this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 8th
 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
Angels manager Joe Maddon says OF Mike Trout (calf" is still "sore."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 30th
 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
Angels' CF Mike Trout is still not recovered enough to begin a rehab stint, according to skipper Joe Maddon.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Aug 24th
 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
Angels OF Mike Trout (calf) says he's close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 21st
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
For one of the first times since he took the league by storm, Trout is not the consensus top pick this year. It's hardly his fault, though it's fair to point out some of the negatives with his 2020 season. He batted a career-low .281, and posted his worst walk- and strikeout-rates since 2015. He also stole only one base. But Trout's move down the overall baseball rankings is due more to his competition for the top spot, rather than his numbers. He was still among the league leaders in quality of contact and every expected statcast metric, and was on pace to hit 50 home runs over the course of a full season. Trout is entering his age-30 season, so although we've seen him rebound from poor stolen base years before, it now seems unlikely that he'll ever get back to much past low-double digits. That keeps him out of the top spot in rotisserie rankings, but his incredibly high floor makes him a top-five overall draft pick.
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
You won't find a safer first-round investment in all of fantasy baseball. However, entering Trout's age-29 season, it's now fair to consider several others worthy of the No. 1 overall pick come draft day. The biggest argument against Trout is a lack of stolen base upside. Trout swiped just one bag during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. Still, the well-rounded power and on-base skills aren't going anywhere just yet.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros