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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Edman or Dansby Swanson (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
18 of 22 experts
18%
Recommended by
4 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 96
Best Rank# 46# 52
Worst Rank# 103# 151
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 106# 136
Best Rank# 100# 126
Worst Rank# 118# 149
   
Projections 
   
Runs8972
Home Runs2113
RBI7655
Stolen Bases1114
Batting Average.259.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 87
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 90
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 90
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 135
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 92
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 68# 119
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 95
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 71# 97
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 73# 93
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 72# 103
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 135
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 60# 125
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 46# 151
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 78# 87
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 102
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 84# 136
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90# 97
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 74# 73
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 100# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 103# 99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats237204
   
Runs4929
   
Hits6551
   
Singles4038
   
Doubles157
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs105
   
RBI3526
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks2216
   
Strikeouts7148
   
Batting Average.274.250
   
On Base Pct.345.317
   
Slugging Pct.464.368
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.685
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568506
   
Runs8972
   
Hits146134
   
Singles9093
   
Doubles3124
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2113
   
RBI7655
   
Stolen Bases1114
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks5735
   
Strikeouts153104
   
Batting Average.259.267
   
On Base Pct.324.314
   
Slugging Pct.431.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.755.724
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
News 
 The Braves won their arbitration hearing with SS Dansby Swanson.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Feb 16th
 
Notes 
 Swanson's four-year trend in OPS is .636, .699, .748, and finally .809 last season. There's little to dislike about his profile at this stage in his career. He makes consistently good contact, has improved his launch angle enough to where that contact translates into home runs, and his walk and strikeout rates are strong enough so that his batting average should remain a benefit to fantasy managers. He also ranked in the 90th percentile in sprint speed last season, so he should reach double digits in stolen bases this year, as he had done in the two years prior to 2020's shortened season. In short, Swanson's skill level and output should no longer be in doubt, and he makes a strong starting option at the shortstop position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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