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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Solak or Christian Vazquez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Solak
2B,3B,LF,CF - TEX
Nick Solak
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 111# 121
Best Rank# 83# 72
Worst Rank# 148# 277
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 167
Best Rank# 152# 133
Worst Rank# 231# 191
   
Projections 
   
Runs7153
Home Runs1715
RBI6655
Stolen Bases116
Batting Average.268.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 96# 97
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 94# 111
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 107# 137
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 139# 150
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 114# 184
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 101# 119
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 99# 118
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 136
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 147
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 121# 146
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 107# 277
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 100# 102
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 106# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 107# 176
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 84# 146
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 96# 129
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 116# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 109# 133
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 139# 155
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 114# 130
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 113# 118
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 131# 199
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 129# 144
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 89# 117
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 145# 152
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 114# 121
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 112# 141
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 114# 120
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 83# 72
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 110# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 111# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 111# 96
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 112# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 112# 109
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 114# 111
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 114# 95
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 117# 113
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 119# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 123# 110
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 127# 124
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 127# 104
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 128# 105
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 128# 101
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 129# 124
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 130# 118
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 137# 132
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 138# 122
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 145# 121
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 148# 130
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 124
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Solak
2B,3B,LF,CF - TEX
Nick Solak
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats209173
   
Runs2722
   
Hits5649
   
Singles4433
   
Doubles109
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs27
   
RBI2323
   
Stolen Bases74
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks1816
   
Strikeouts4243
   
Batting Average.268.283
   
On Base Pct.326.344
   
Slugging Pct.345.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.671.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Solak
2B,3B,LF,CF - TEX
Nick Solak
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514419
   
Runs7153
   
Hits136110
   
Singles9472
   
Doubles2421
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1715
   
RBI6655
   
Stolen Bases116
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks5031
   
Strikeouts12293
   
Batting Average.268.262
   
On Base Pct.333.313
   
Slugging Pct.418.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.751.737
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nick Solak
2B,3B,LF,CF - TEX
Nick Solak
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
News 
 The Rangers' bats were mainly shut down against the Rays on Monday. Among the victims was second baseman Nick Solak, who went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, Apr 12th
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored in Boston's 9-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
 Nick Solak swung a solid bat for the second day in a row on Wednesday. He went 1-for-3 with a solo shot in the Rangers' win, giving him three hits and six total bases over the past two contests.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 7th
Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Boston's loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
 Rangers infielder Nick Solak had a big day offensively and contributed to the Rangers' victory over the Blue Jays. The 26-year-old went 2-for-4 and stole two bases while scoring once, giving fantasy owners plenty to be happy about.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Apr 6th
Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (eye) will be in the Red Sox starting lineup tomorrow against the Orioles.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Apr 1st
 Rangers infielder Nick Solak couldn't get the bat going on Sunday. He was hitless in four at-bats, striking out thrice. He is now 2-for-11 on the year with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 4th
Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (eye) is having his stitches removed on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 29th
  According to Red Sox beat reporter Ian Browne, Christian Vazquez got hit by a ball and suffered a left eye injury in batting practice. Red Sox spokesperson Justin Long noted Vazquez "suffered an eye contusion and laceration under his left eye."
Corbin Young
Thu, Mar 25th
Notes 
 Solak hasn't shown a ton of power in the majors so far (just seven home runs in 91 career games), but he makes consistently strong contact and always had pop in the minors. His more than reasonable strikeout rate should generally keep his batting average in check, and his stolen base acuity (nine stolen bases in the majors, 91% in sprint speed) makes him a potential five-category player. Add to that multi-position eligibility, especially at the thin second base position, and he's an excellent mid-to-late round draft pick that should fill up the stat sheet without costing you as much as his numbers say he should.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Vazquez was a late bloomer, but he's developed into one of the more reliable catchers in the game. Not only does he provide 20-homer power, but he's one of the best assets at catcher in both batting average and stolen bases. Entering his age-31 season, there's certainly the possibility for a major decline in his numbers, but there is little in his underlying metrics to suggest it is imminent. Draft Vazquez as a strong starter in single-catcher formats, and you won't need to do so before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros