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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
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
36 of 50 experts
28%
Recommended by
14 of 50 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
   
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
SS - CHC
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
SS - CHC
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
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Randy Arozarena went 1-for-3 with two walks and a three-run homer on Thursday in the Rays' 9-1 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Fri, May 14th
Javier Baez (back) has returned to Wednesday's lineup against the Indians.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 12th
 Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with a double on Wednesday night as the Rays lost to the Yankees by a 1-0 score.
John Aubin
Thu, May 13th
Javier Baez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Indians with back tightness.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 11th
 Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with a double, scored a run and drove in a run on Thursday as the Rays defeated the Angels by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, May 7th
Javier Baez was removed from Saturday's contest versus the Pirates due to back tightness.
Liam Gibney
Sat, May 8th
 Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base on Tuesday as the Rays beat the Angels by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
Javier Baez went 2-for-4 Friday versus the Pirates. He would score the eventual game-winning run.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, May 8th
 Randy Arozarena went 0-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base on Sunday as the Rays beat the Astros.
John Aubin
Mon, May 3rd
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a walk versus the Dodgers Wednesday. He would drive in a key run with a ground out.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, May 6th
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