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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Ronald Acuna Jr. (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
3 of 6 experts
50%
Recommended by
3 of 6 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 5
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 1
Best Rank# 2# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 1
   
Projections 
   
Runs120122
Home Runs3439
RBI9297
Stolen Bases2229
Batting Average.294.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 1
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 2# 1
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 2# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219160
   
Runs4746
   
Hits6440
   
Singles3815
   
Doubles911
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1614
   
RBI3929
   
Stolen Bases108
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2438
   
Strikeouts3860
   
Batting Average.292.250
   
On Base Pct.366.406
   
Slugging Pct.562.581
   
On-base Plus Slugging.928.987
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575557
   
Runs120122
   
Hits169160
   
Singles9688
   
Doubles3529
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3439
   
RBI9297
   
Stolen Bases2229
   
Caught Stealing58
   
Walks8186
   
Strikeouts104173
   
Batting Average.294.287
   
On Base Pct.381.382
   
Slugging Pct.533.547
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.929
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
News 
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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
Acuna missed some time last year and batted a mere .250. And thus ends the negative things you can say about him. He walked at an absurd 18.8% clip, which led him to a .406 OBP despite the poor average. He was one of the league leaders in quality of contact, wOBA, and xWOBA, and we now know after the last two years that he will run often on the bases so long as he continues to bat leadoff, which he should. In other words, from a fantasy perspective, Acuna is an absolute monster. He's a top-three pick and will (deservedly) go first overall in many leagues, and there's still upside given that he just turned 23 years old.
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
The fantasy baseball community isn't talking enough about how Acuña nearly doubled his walk rate last summer (10.6% to 18.8%) while also hitting the ball harder than ever (47.4% in 2019 to 57.0% in 2020). Yes, it was a small sample, but these are also signs that the talented 23-year-old is improving as a hitter. Seemingly doing more damage and becoming more selective at the expense of batting average, Acuña's 40/40 upside keeps him in the conversation for No. 1 overall come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros