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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Edman or Ian Happ (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
32 of 51 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 100
Best Rank# 61# 44
Worst Rank# 183# 159
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 145
Best Rank# 123# 125
Worst Rank# 169# 154
   
Projections 
   
Runs8075
Home Runs2714
RBI7657
Stolen Bases714
Batting Average.249.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94# 110
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 105
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 122# 131
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 154
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 122
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 93# 124
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 99# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 83
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 116# 131
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 109
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 94
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 96# 116
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 80# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 83
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 92
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 87# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 115
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 87# 91
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 111
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 98# 129
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 107# 159
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 98# 108
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 104
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 97# 98
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 93# 102
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 101# 142
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 70# 109
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 68# 109
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 115
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 70# 44
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 101# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 73
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 86# 75
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 105# 80
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 86# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 83
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 93# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 89
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 108# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 94
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 108# 96
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 110
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 132# 114
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 183# 116
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 130# 121
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198204
   
Runs2729
   
Hits5151
   
Singles2738
   
Doubles117
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs125
   
RBI2826
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks3016
   
Strikeouts6348
   
Batting Average.258.250
   
On Base Pct.361.317
   
Slugging Pct.505.368
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.685
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519521
   
Runs8075
   
Hits127138
   
Singles7295
   
Doubles2524
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2714
   
RBI7657
   
Stolen Bases714
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks7136
   
Strikeouts174109
   
Batting Average.249.266
   
On Base Pct.341.314
   
Slugging Pct.463.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.725
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ian Happ
2B,3B,CF,LF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
News 
 Ian Happ went 3-for-5 versus the Brewers Saturday. He would hit a two-run shot, his 23rd of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 19th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 and stole his 25th base of the season on Sunday afternoon.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 12th
 Ian Happ went 0-for-3 with two walks versus Milwaukee Friday. He would score a run and steal his fourth base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 18th
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
 Ian Happ went 0-for-2 with a walk Thursday versus Philadelphia. He scored a run and drove one in.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
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
 Ian Happ went 0-for-4 versus Philadelphia Wednesday. He would come around to score on the Chirinos home run.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 16th
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
 Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a walk versus the Phillies Tuesday. He would drive in the final run of the game.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 15th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Friday. Edman later added a sacrifice fly as well.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Aug 28th
Notes 
 Happ has always made consistently hard contact, but his strikeout rate was simply untenable, hovering around 34% in his first two seasons. But he has cut that down to a more manageable 26% over the last two years, and he's batted .260 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI over 115 games in that span. Happ has some speed even if he hasn't shown it recently, and he'll likely bat leadoff for the Cubs, who may need to manufacture runs more than in previous years. The average probably won't help you much, but he should contribute in four categories at a relatively inexpensive price.
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