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Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Luke Voit (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Nelson Cruz
DH,Util - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
13 of 20 experts
35%
Recommended by
7 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 41
Best Rank# 36# 23
Worst Rank# 78# 70
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 87
Best Rank# 50# 67
Worst Rank# 66# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs8777
Home Runs3433
RBI9690
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.267.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 70
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 36# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 64
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 78# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 46# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Nelson Cruz
DH,Util - MIN
Nelson Cruz
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats213185
   
Runs4133
   
Hits5956
   
Singles3234
   
Doubles56
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs2216
   
RBI5233
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1725
   
Strikeouts5458
   
Batting Average.277.303
   
On Base Pct.338.397
   
Slugging Pct.610.595
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.992
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Nelson Cruz
DH,Util - MIN
Nelson Cruz
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats518498
   
Runs8777
   
Hits136133
   
Singles7877
   
Doubles2223
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3433
   
RBI9690
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks6156
   
Strikeouts145144
   
Batting Average.267.271
   
On Base Pct.340.342
   
Slugging Pct.512.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.853.866
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Nelson Cruz
DH,Util - MIN
Nelson Cruz
News 
 Luke Voit avoids arbitration and agrees to a $4.7 million deal with the Yankees.
Corbin Young
Fri, Jan 15th
Nelson Cruz has agreed to a one-year deal worth $13 million with the Twins.
Dan Harris
Tue, Feb 2nd
  Free agent DH Nelson Cruz and the Minnesota Twins have re-engaged in contract discussions, according to Twins beat writer Dan Hayes.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Jan 31st
  Free agent Nelson Cruz has "ongoing interest from multiple teams" in the AL and NL, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Jan 18th
Notes 
 Voit has always had a ton of power but last year he left the yard at a ridiculous pace, with a 34.9% HR/FB rate, third best in the league. The thing is, nothing about his profile really changed all that much. Indeed, his hard hit rate, barrel percentage, and average exit velocity actually were career lows. The biggest difference was that Voit simply swung more than ever, 52.1% of the time, and correspondingly made more contact, at a 73.8% rate, and actually struck out less than ever before. If Voit keeps the same approach, there's every reason to expect him to put up massive power numbers, assuming he can stay healthy. That's always been the issue, of course, and he did battle plantar fasciitis at the end of the year. Bake in some injury risk to your evaluation, but expect plenty of power this season from Voit.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If you ascribe to the "I'd rather jump off a year too early than too late" philosophy, then you probably haven't been drafting Cruz for the last several years. But if not, then you've not only drafted one of the most underrated fantasy bats in recent memory, but you're probably going to do so again this year. Cruz is back on a one-year deal with the Twins, and he's coming off another utterly dominant season. Fine, his strikeout rate rose again a bit, he didn't hit the ball quite as hard, and he's eligible at utility only. But other than the fact that he will be 41 years old this season, there's nothing in his profile that should cause you to expect significant decline. Prepare to be having the same debate next year, after Crus puts up another 35-homer season this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros