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Who Should I Draft?

Pete Alonso or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Pete Alonso
Pete Alonso
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
ECR# 32# 34
Best Rank# 21# 12
Worst Rank# 55# 65
Composite# 46# 51
Best Rank# 43# 40
Worst Rank# 53# 54
Home Runs4227
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.250.288
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 40
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 38
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 34
Site Projections
# 35# 54
Grey Albright
# 23# 27
Beast Dome
# 21# 65
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 32
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 35
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 50
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 35# 37
Wayne Bretsky
# 38# 41
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 27
Chris Meaney
# 35# 49
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 33
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 41
Mario Mergola
# 36# 49
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 41
Nick Mariano
# 34# 44
Pierre Camus
# 30# 31
Andrew Seifter
# 35# 38
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 37
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 38# 44
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 44
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 29
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 37
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 27# 41
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 42
Nate Miller
# 40# 59
Brad Camara
# 22# 28
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 35
Corbin Young
# 34# 35
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 18
Donkey Teeth
# 32# 12
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 23
Andrew Gould
# 34# 32
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 33
Chris Clegg
# 34# 32
Mick Ciallela
# 34# 31
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 23
Brendan Tuma
# 35# 25
Mike Maher
# 35# 33
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 29
Ariel Cohen
# 35# 32
Dan Harris
# 37# 33
Nicklaus Gaut
# 39# 37
Michael Waterloo
# 39# 20
Rudy Gamble
# 39# 23
Joe Pisapia
# 40# 37
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 31
Carmen Maiorano
# 55# 42
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pete Alonso
Pete Alonso
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2020 Stats 
At Bats208221
Home Runs169
Stolen Bases12
Caught Stealing00
Batting Average.231.262
On Base Pct.326.329
Slugging Pct.490.462
On-base Plus Slugging.817.791
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pete Alonso
Pete Alonso
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2021 Projections 
At Bats550554
Home Runs4227
Stolen Bases23
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.250.288
On Base Pct.331.354
Slugging Pct.526.502
On-base Plus Slugging.857.856
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pete Alonso
Pete Alonso
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
 Pete Alonso went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Mets 12-5 loss Wednesday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Thu, Sep 23rd
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. exited Saturday's win over the Orioles after rolling his ankle but is feeling fine, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Pete Alonso went 0-for-3 with one walk, and one strikeout in the Mets win on Sunday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double and drove in a run on Thursday as the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Oct 1st
 Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with two runs, three RBIs, one walk, and two homers as the Mets beat the Marlins 9-4 Tuesday. They're one game over .500 and only 3.5 back of the second wildcard.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 8th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and scored a run on Wednesday as the Blue Jays lost to the Rays by a 7-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Mets lost 4-3 Monday. They're 69-69 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 7-3 loss to Minnesota.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
 Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with one run scored, one strikeout, one single, one home run, and two RBIs. However, the Mets lost 3-2 and are now 61-66 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Aug 27th
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in an 8-1 win over the Rays on Monday night.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 14th
 Alonso didn't quite follow up his incredible 2019 season last year, but he certainly wasn't terrible. The vast majority of his underlying statcast data and metrics looked similar, and he mostly just didn't make quite as consistently hard contact as he did the previous year. Alonso is never going to help you in batting average, but you should expect 40 home runs and 100 RBI this year and for the foreseeable future. With such a high floor, Alonso makes a more than adequate starting first baseman in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Guerrero Jr. comes into 2021 with fantasy managers asking the same question they asked the year before: can he stop hitting the ball on the ground so much? A 49.6% ground-ball rate was bad in 2019, but a 54.6% ground ball rate in 2020 was downright egregious. Guerrero Jr. hits the ball really, really hard. He was in the top seven percent of MLB in average exit velocity (92.5 MPH) and hard hit rate (50.8%). But until he learns to stop pounding the ball into the dirt, his power upside will be limited. There will be some fantasy manager in your league willing to bet on the upside, so if you want Guerrero Jr., you're going to have to draft him before his numbers say you should. This may indeed be the year that everything clicks. But you'll have to pay to find out.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 As good a bet as anyone to lead the majors in homeruns, Alonso is a very, very solid 1B option. May not fit the build for every team, but he is someone you build around in your draft.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Vlad's propensity to smack the ball into the ground is concerning, but he lost a ton of weight, is only 22 years old, and no one would be surprised if he took the superstar leap this season. He is a very solid pick at ADP with upside.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  At the end of the 2020 season Guerrero Jr. admitted to being out of shape for the start of summer camp, though he insists that he was ready to go for the original spring training. Quarantine life got the best of many of us, and young Vladito unfortunately wasn't an exception. By all reports, his weight loss effort has skyrocketed this offseason. It appears as if the message has been received. Guerrero is aiming to return to the hot corner in 2021. Improving his fitness is step one towards him having a good season. Step two will either be hitting less ground balls or doing more damage on his non-grounders. I'm comfortable taking an aggressive stance here and being a year early on Guerrero should it come to that.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros