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Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Clayton Kershaw (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 34
Best Rank# 22# 19
Worst Rank# 68# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 30
Best Rank# 30# 26
Worst Rank# 39# 33
   
Projections 
   
Runs93
Home Runs2423
RBI81
Stolen Bases14
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts110176
Wins14
Saves0
ERA3.24
WHIP1.06
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 38
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 36
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 32# 35
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 31# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 39
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 28# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 48
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 25# 31
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 30# 29
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 30# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 31# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 34# 25
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 36# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 19
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 38# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 29
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 38# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 40# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 31
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 43# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 26
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 45# 38
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 46# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs21
   
Home Runs68
   
RBI19
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.271
   
Strikeouts3062
   
Wins6
   
Saves0
   
ERA2.16
   
WHIP0.84
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs93
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI81
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts110176
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.24
   
WHIP1.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
News 
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored against the Mets Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Oct 3rd
Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (elbow) won't pitch in the 2021 playoffs, per manager Dave Roberts.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Oct 6th
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, a single, and a stolen base against the Mets Friday.
Steve Painter
Fri, Oct 1st
Clayton Kershaw left Friday's game with left forearm discomfort. Kershaw threw 42 pitches and gave up five hits, three earned runs, and zero walks with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings pitched.
Corbin Young
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with two singles and two runs scored against the Phillies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 29th
LHP Clayton Kershaw earned the win on Sunday when he allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts in the Dodgers' 8-5 win over the Reds.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with two singles, two RBI, and a run scored against the Padres Saturday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (forearm) threw a bullpen session on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
 Ozzie Albies went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, two singles, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Thursday. He was also caught stealing 2nd base and picked off 1st base.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on four hits over three innings with three strikeouts in his rehab stint on Tuesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Notes 
 A wrist injury limited Albies to just 29 games last season, and affected his performance early in the year before he went on the IL. In other words, there's little reason to draw conclusions from anything he did last year, including his drop in walk rate and increase in strikeout rate. Albies had established a rough 24-15 baseline from 2018-2019, and at 24 years old, there's no reason to expect that floor to decrease. With his power and speed combination, and his locked in strong RBI and runs scored numbers batting near the top of the Braves' lineup, Albies should be either the first second baseman drafted or the second behind DJ LeMahieu, depending on how you want to build your team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kershaw turned back the clock a bit in 2020, as the shortened season allowed him to let things go a bit more and add some of the velocity he had lost over the previous two seasons. The result was his best WHIP and ERA since 2016 and best strikeout rate since 2017. Kershaw isn't going to reach 200 innings pitched at this stage of his career, not with his injury history and the Dodgers' depth in their rotation and World Series aspirations. But even entering his age-33 season, he offers next to no downside. Consider this: Kershaw had probably the worst season of his career in 2019 and pitched to a 3.03 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP with more than a strikeout per inning. Draft him as a strong SP2 but bank on 160 innings. Anything more is gravy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Fresh off his first ever World Series championship, Kershaw continues to graciously ride the aging curve. In fact, he has actually combated a decline in fastball velocity by adding 1 mph in 2020 (90.8 to 90.3 to 91.6 over the past three years). Fantasy managers should also find comfort in the fact that Kershaw has literally never been bad. His highest ERA since 2009 is 3.03 and his highest WHIP since 2011 is 1.04. If seeking safety in the early rounds, Kershaw is your guy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros