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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Ozzie Albies (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 19
Best Rank# 17# 13
Worst Rank# 48# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 40
Best Rank# 30# 35
Worst Rank# 39# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs9395
Home Runs2431
RBI81101
Stolen Bases145
Batting Average.281.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 26
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 48# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 21# 23
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 21# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 20
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 20# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 13
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 15
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 15
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 32# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 17
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 21# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 18
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 19
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 24# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 25
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats118232
   
Runs2132
   
Hits3261
   
Singles2133
   
Doubles516
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI1943
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks513
   
Strikeouts3067
   
Batting Average.271.263
   
On Base Pct.307.311
   
Slugging Pct.466.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577589
   
Runs9395
   
Hits161165
   
Singles9791
   
Doubles3440
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs2431
   
RBI81101
   
Stolen Bases145
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks4345
   
Strikeouts110138
   
Batting Average.281.282
   
On Base Pct.332.334
   
Slugging Pct.482.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.852
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks Tuesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 22nd
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
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI single, and two runs scored against the Diamondbacks Monday.
Steve Painter
Tue, Sep 21st
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
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with two singles against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and two walks on Monday.
Liam Gibney
Tue, Sep 7th
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a single against the Marlins Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 12th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs on Saturday.
Liam Gibney
Sun, Sep 5th
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, an RBI single, an additional run scored, and an additional RBI against the Nationals Tuesday.
Steve Painter
Tue, Sep 7th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with two home runs, two RBIs and two runs scored on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Aug 30th
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
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
  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