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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Ozzie Albies (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 20
Best Rank# 13# 17
Worst Rank# 58# 48
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 40# 36
Best Rank# 35# 30
Worst Rank# 45# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs9593
Home Runs3124
RBI10181
Stolen Bases514
Batting Average.282.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 58# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 21
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 23# 21
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 22# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 24# 20
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 29# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 20
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 27# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 20
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 15# 21
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 15# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 16# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 19# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 21
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 19# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 24
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 22# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 26
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 27# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats232118
   
Runs3221
   
Hits6132
   
Singles3321
   
Doubles165
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs116
   
RBI4319
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks135
   
Strikeouts6730
   
Batting Average.263.271
   
On Base Pct.311.307
   
Slugging Pct.483.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.773
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats589577
   
Runs9593
   
Hits165161
   
Singles9197
   
Doubles4034
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs3124
   
RBI10181
   
Stolen Bases514
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks4543
   
Strikeouts138110
   
Batting Average.282.281
   
On Base Pct.334.332
   
Slugging Pct.518.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.814
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 Rafael Devers totaled two more homers on Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles for their sixth straight victory.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
Ozzie Albies is absent from Saturday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 17th
 Rafael Devers hit his first homer of the season in Boston's 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 8th
Ozzie Albies was removed from Friday's game against the Cubs after being hit by a pitch in the right knee.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 16th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with an RBI as the Red Sox beat the Rays in extra innings on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 13th
 Rafael Devers is absent from Sunday's lineup against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 4th
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies was dropped to fifth in the batting order on Tuesday vs. Pablo Lopez and the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 13th
 Rafael Devers went 0-for-2 with a walk as the Red Sox fell to the Orioles 3-0 on Opening Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 2nd
Ozzie Albies went 0-for-3 with two RBI in Monday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 13th
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
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
 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
 
 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