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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Kyle Tucker (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
31 of 51 experts
39%
Recommended by
20 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 23
Best Rank# 13# 12
Worst Rank# 58# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 35
Best Rank# 35# 30
Worst Rank# 45# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs9588
Home Runs3126
RBI10191
Stolen Bases520
Batting Average.282.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 15# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 22
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 19# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 26
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 27
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 25
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 22# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 25
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 16# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 22
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 23# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 19
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 24
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 26
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 27# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 20
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 27
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 29# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats232209
   
Runs3233
   
Hits6156
   
Singles3329
   
Doubles1612
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI4342
   
Stolen Bases08
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1318
   
Strikeouts6746
   
Batting Average.263.268
   
On Base Pct.311.325
   
Slugging Pct.483.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats589554
   
Runs9588
   
Hits165146
   
Singles9183
   
Doubles4030
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs3126
   
RBI10191
   
Stolen Bases520
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks4551
   
Strikeouts138133
   
Batting Average.282.265
   
On Base Pct.334.327
   
Slugging Pct.518.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.811
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
News 
 Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored in Saturday's 9-3 win over Baltimore.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 19th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Angels on Tuesday. He also finished the day with a walk and three total RBI. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 10-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Rafael Devers went just 1-for-4 on the day, striking out twice. But he salvaged his fantasy day with a solo homer in the eighth inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 14th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker (shoulder discomfort) went 1-for-5 with a double against the Angels on Monday evening. He also struck out once and stranded five runners on base in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 10-0.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 21st
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and two walks on Monday.
Liam Gibney
Tue, Sep 7th
Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker (shoulder) was removed from Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with right shoulder discomfort.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 20th
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs on Saturday.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 5th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 3-for-4 with a single, double, and solo homer against the Rangers on Wednesday. He scored three times in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 7-2.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 16th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with two home runs, two RBIs and two runs scored on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Aug 30th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer against the Angels on Sunday. He also drew a pair of walks in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 3-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
Notes 
 Devers' 2020 season was . . . fine. That's about the best you can say about it. He still hit the ball hard, ranking in the 96th percentile in average exit velocity, and he increased his barrel rate significantly. His counting stat paces from his breakout 2019 season went down, but not dramatically so (other than his batting average), and fantasy managers never felt like Devers was a drain on their teams. But, at the same time, his already poor walk rate declined, his strikeout rate jumped to a career worst, and he didn't even attempt a single stolen base. Devers is just 24 years old, so there is plenty of upside for him. The safest course of action is to build in some natural regression from Devers' strong 2019 season, and pencil him in for roughly 30 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI. That still makes him an asset to any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Tucker finally got regular playing time last year and it was mostly what fantasy owners had hoped for. Tucker didn't quite put up his gaudy numbers that he averaged in the minors, but he was on roughly a 25-20 pace while helping out in the other statistical categories. Tucker's batted ball profile didn't completely wow anyone last year, but given his performance, his prospect pedigree and minor-league track record, and his guaranteed spot in a strong lineup, fantasy managers should feel little concern about having Tucker be their first outfielder in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Just like in 2019, Devers got off to a slow start last season. He posted a weak .543 OPS over his first 14 games before coming to life with an .868 mark over his final 43 contests. Devers' O-swing has increased every year that he has been in the league, up to 42.3% in 2020. His breakout 2019 saw him make contact on an unsustainable number of pitchers outside the zone. The young third baseman is able to do damage on anything he makes contact with, but he needs to decrease the amount of strikeout to become a consistently elite hitter.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Many expected Tucker to take off like a rocket once Yordan Alvarez wasn't ready to start the season on time, but it didn't happen right away. Perhaps he was still adjusting to big league pitching. Either way, over his final 140 plate appearances Tucker hit .317/.386/.619 to go along with seven homers and five stolen bases. Set to enter his age-24 campaign, Tucker has the power/speed combination fantasy players dream of.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 Devers would be more appealing if he stole bases more often, but batting in the middle of the mediocre Red Sox lineup does not scream huge season. He is a fine pick, but not someone primed to break out.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy