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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Edman or Austin Riley (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
43 of 51 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 100# 119
Best Rank# 44# 85
Worst Rank# 159# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 215
Best Rank# 125# 199
Worst Rank# 154# 296
   
Projections 
   
Runs7569
Home Runs1427
RBI5781
Stolen Bases141
Batting Average.266.247
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 152
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 148
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 133
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 149
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 87# 106
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 119
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 103
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 128
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 100# 119
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 129
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 131# 134
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 109# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 126
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 96# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 116# 134
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 128
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 96# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 83# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 92# 115
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 117
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 81# 133
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 115
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 121# 143
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 118
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 80# 172
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 162
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 112
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 111# 145
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 129# 132
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 83# 120
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 84# 120
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 108# 120
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 161
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 118
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 75# 139
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 98# 107
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 102# 115
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 109# 120
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 109# 132
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 115# 133
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 114# 104
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 116# 109
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 122# 118
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 124# 85
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 108
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 142# 113
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 99
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 159# 128
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats204188
   
Runs2924
   
Hits5145
   
Singles3829
   
Doubles77
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs58
   
RBI2627
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks1616
   
Strikeouts4849
   
Batting Average.250.239
   
On Base Pct.317.301
   
Slugging Pct.368.415
   
On-base Plus Slugging.685.716
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats521498
   
Runs7569
   
Hits138123
   
Singles9570
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1427
   
RBI5781
   
Stolen Bases141
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks3640
   
Strikeouts109154
   
Batting Average.266.247
   
On Base Pct.314.304
   
Slugging Pct.410.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Austin Riley
1B,3B,LF - ATL
Austin Riley
News 
 Tommy Edman filled up the box score on Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, a run scored, an RBI, and two stolen bases as the Cardinals won their 10th consecutive game with a 2-1 victory over Milwaukee.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Sep 21st
Austin Riley went 3-for-6 with three singles, two RBI, and a run scored against the Padres Saturday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 and stole his 25th base of the season on Sunday afternoon.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 12th
Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks Thursday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a 12-2 loss to the Reds in the second game of their double-header on Wednesday.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 1st
Austin Riley went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a single, and an additional run scored against the Diamondbacks Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Tommy Edman continued his hot hitting on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Aug 29th
Austin Riley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks Tuesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Tommy Edman was dialed in on Saturday night, going 4-for-6 with a double and three singles while scoring twice and driving in a pair as well.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Aug 28th
Austin Riley went 3-for-5 with three doubles, three RBI, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Monday.
Steve Painter
Tue, Sep 21st
Notes 
 After a highly successful 2019 season in which he hit 11 home runs and stole 15 bases in 92 games, Edman's numbers regressed in nearly every meaningful way last year. His batting average slipped from .304 to just .250, he hit just five home runs, and he went 2-for-6 in stolen base attempts. Edman was a bit unlucky last year, as his xBA and xSLG outperformed his actual numbers. And despite his down year on the basepaths, he was in the 95th percentile in sprint speed. He's likely to lead off for the Cardinals this year, and should be good for double digits in both home runs and steals, with plenty of runs scored. Considering he has multi-position eligibility, he should be drafted before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Riley made some notable gains last year after he looked like he might fall out of fantasy-relevance entirely with the way he closed his 2019 season. He essentially traded off some power for contact, as his swing percentage dropped, his contact rate increased, and he improved on both his walk and strikeout rates. Although there was some question as to whether the Braves would add another third baseman in free agency, it appears they're content to roll with Riley to begin the year. That should make him a cheap source of power for fantasy, one whose batting average (.262 xBA last year) won't hurt you too badly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros