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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Javier Baez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
37 of 46 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 20
Best Rank# 9# 11
Worst Rank# 35# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 32
Best Rank# 21# 25
Worst Rank# 27# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs1211
RBI3736
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.294.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 15# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 18
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 19# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 16
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 25# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats647531
   
Runs12989
   
Hits201149
   
Singles11178
   
Doubles5438
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3229
   
RBI11585
   
Stolen Bases811
   
Caught Stealing87
   
Walks4828
   
Strikeouts119156
   
Batting Average.311.281
   
On Base Pct.361.316
   
Slugging Pct.555.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219216
   
Runs3934
   
Hits6460
   
Singles3633
   
Doubles1614
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3736
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks1712
   
Strikeouts4562
   
Batting Average.294.280
   
On Base Pct.346.318
   
Slugging Pct.531.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.877.838
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Rafael Devers is joining Red Sox summer camp at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Javier Baez has “no regrets” in not reaching a deal before the Coronavirus pandemic.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 Rafael Devers launched his first home run of the spring on Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Braves 4-2 in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
  Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
Notes 
 This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Hit .311 with 32 homers, 115 RBI, 129 runs scored, and even eight steals as a 22-year-old in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros