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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or Keston Hiura (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Keston Hiura
2B,DH - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
22 of 24 experts
8%
Recommended by
2 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 47
Best Rank# 29# 40
Worst Rank# 54# 61
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 72
Best Rank# 54# 62
Worst Rank# 65# 96
   
Projections 
   
Runs8279
Home Runs2529
RBI7384
Stolen Bases1911
Batting Average.271.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 44
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 39# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 38# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 51
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 47
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 40# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 54# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 61
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 48# 51
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 50# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Keston Hiura
2B,DH - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats64217
   
Runs1530
   
Hits1846
   
Singles929
   
Doubles24
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs713
   
RBI1132
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks616
   
Strikeouts2285
   
Batting Average.281.212
   
On Base Pct.382.297
   
Slugging Pct.641.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.022.707
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Keston Hiura
2B,DH - MIL
Keston Hiura
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504548
   
Runs8279
   
Hits134138
   
Singles8180
   
Doubles2627
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2529
   
RBI7384
   
Stolen Bases1911
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks4643
   
Strikeouts135180
   
Batting Average.271.254
   
On Base Pct.327.306
   
Slugging Pct.485.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.775
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Randy Arozarena
LF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Keston Hiura
2B,DH - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Rays OF Randy Arozarena noted Wednesday that his offseason legal issue has been settled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 24th
Keston Hiura will be the team’s starting first baseman for 2021, per Brewers president David Stearns.
Brad Camara
Fri, Feb 5th
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
Hiura looked to be on the verge of superstardom heading into 2020, if he could just cut back on his bloated 30.7% strikeout rate. Instead, he struck out more than ever (34.6% of the time), en route to a league-leading 85 strikeouts. That led to a massive drop in production, notably in batting average, which fell from .303 in 2019 to .212 last year. Hiura was never a high-strikeout player in the minors. He never struck out more than 26.3% in any level and he had an overall strikeout rate of just 21%. If he can manage to cut down on the whiffs, he should be a top option at second base given his power and speed, but for now, drop him down your draft board a bit from where he was heading into 2020. He's still a borderline top-five option, especially since he will add first base eligibility after the Brewers signed Kolten Wong, but exercise more caution.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 270 - 30 - 20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
250 - 30 - 10
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
  The case for Hiura as a fantasy player this year is entirely based on his prospect pedigree. After functioning as one of the worst defenders in baseball over the past two seasons, Hiura is moving from second base to first base in order to make room for Kolten Wong. Hopefully the new home in the field helps him get back on track at the plate. Hiura's strikeout rate and exit velocity both worsened in his sophomore campaign. Still, we all know it was a weird year and Hiura's track record is one to believe in. I'm fading at his current re-draft ADP, but it's well within the realm of possibilities that he has a strong bounce back season. He's another risk-reward player entering '21.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros