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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or Javier Baez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Javier Baez
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 40
Best Rank# 20# 18
Worst Rank# 63# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 75
Best Rank# 55# 56
Worst Rank# 64# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs8185
Home Runs2528
RBI7491
Stolen Bases1712
Batting Average.267.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 41
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 39# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 35# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 58# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 46
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 38# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 31# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 49
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 37# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 29# 37
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 43# 47
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 28# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 40# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 18
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 45# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 46# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 51# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 54# 43
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 56# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 61# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 63# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Javier Baez
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats64222
   
Runs1527
   
Hits1845
   
Singles927
   
Doubles29
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs78
   
RBI1124
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks67
   
Strikeouts2275
   
Batting Average.281.203
   
On Base Pct.382.238
   
Slugging Pct.641.360
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.022.599
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Javier Baez
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats500593
   
Runs8185
   
Hits132153
   
Singles7988
   
Doubles2532
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2528
   
RBI7491
   
Stolen Bases1712
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks4531
   
Strikeouts136179
   
Batting Average.267.259
   
On Base Pct.329.296
   
Slugging Pct.479.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Javier Baez
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
News 
 Randy Arozarena went 0-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Friday's 4-3 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sat, Oct 2nd
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts. The Mets won 3-2 and are 73-77 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to Houston by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 29th
Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with three walks, two RBIs, one run, and one home run. The Mets lost 7-6 in extras and are 72-74 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 15th
 Randy Arozarena went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in Friday's 8-0 win over the Marlins.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with two runs, one RBI, one home run, and two stolen bases, but the Mets lost 3-2.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 10th
 Randy Arozarena went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Wednesday's 7-1 win over Toronto.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
Javier Baez went 4-for-4 with three runs, three singles, one home run, and two RBIs. The Mets won 13-6 Sunday and are 69-68 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Randy Arozarena went 1-for-3 with a double and drove in a run on Saturday as the Rays beat the Tigers by a 7-4 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, one double, one home run, one RBI, and two strikeouts. The Mets won 11-9 in game one Saturday and are 68-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
Notes 
 Fantasy managers will likely remember Arozarena's remarkable postseason, when he slashed .377/.442/.831. But his regular season (.281/.382/.641) would make him a strong fantasy asset if he could repeat hit. Arozarena wasn't looked at as a high impact prospect, but he put on significant muscle before last year and it manifested itself in his power production. There's a 25-homer bat in his skill set, and the fact that he'll likely throw in 15-20 steals should give him a high floor regardless. Don't pay for the postseason, of course, but Arozarena should be a rock solid fantasy outfielder in 2021.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Everything went wrong for Baez in 2020. His already high strikeout rate increased to 31.9%. His already low walk rated fell to an abysmal 3.0%. He swung less, made contact less, and did not hit the ball as hard as he used to. In the end, Baez earned every bit of his .203 batting average and poor counting stats. But how much weight do you put into a 59-game stretch for a veteran like Baez, particularly when he complained that his inability to watch video between at-bats affected his overall performance. The answer is a little, but not all that much. Baez had a stellar three-year run as a reliable power-speed combination, and he'll be just 28 years old this season. The Cubs lineup won't be overly strong, but Baez should certainly put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 totals than those he put up in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros