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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Edman or Max Kepler (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 94# 100
Best Rank# 44# 44
Worst Rank# 158# 159
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 170# 145
Best Rank# 161# 125
Worst Rank# 206# 154
   
Projections 
   
Runs8875
Home Runs2814
RBI7757
Stolen Bases514
Batting Average.246.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 109# 110
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 95# 105
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 131
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 154
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 87# 122
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 67# 124
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 92# 94
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 95# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 66# 83
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 89# 131
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 90# 109
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 92# 96
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 86# 116
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 70# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 89# 116
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 103# 121
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 115
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 94# 111
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 93# 129
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 84# 159
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 99# 108
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 96# 98
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 96# 114
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 98# 102
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 96# 142
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 93# 109
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 108# 109
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 78# 115
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 124# 44
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 110# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 115# 73
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 158# 75
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 110# 83
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 98# 83
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 113# 84
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 114# 87
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 94# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 95# 89
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 105# 91
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 103# 92
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 101# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 94
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 115# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97# 94
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 99# 96
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 112# 104
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 137# 110
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats171204
   
Runs2729
   
Hits3951
   
Singles2138
   
Doubles97
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs95
   
RBI2326
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks2216
   
Strikeouts3648
   
Batting Average.228.250
   
On Base Pct.321.317
   
Slugging Pct.439.368
   
On-base Plus Slugging.760.685
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats531521
   
Runs8875
   
Hits129138
   
Singles6995
   
Doubles3024
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2814
   
RBI7757
   
Stolen Bases514
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks6536
   
Strikeouts108109
   
Batting Average.246.266
   
On Base Pct.329.314
   
Slugging Pct.467.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.725
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
News 
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 0-for-1 with a walk and a steal in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 13th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 with an RBI and his third stolen base of the season in a 5-2 loss to Washington on Monday.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 0-for-3 with a steal, a walk, and a strikeout in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Cardinals leadoff man Tommy Edman had a nice game on Wednesday, collecting three singles while stealing a base for the second straight game.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 7th
 Max Kepler is hitting sixth and playing right field on Saturday against the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 10th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-5 on Tuesday, scored one run, and stole his first base of the season.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 6th
 Twins OF Max Kepler is “fine” after exiting early in Thursday’s game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 9th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-3 on Monday, drawing a walk and scoring a run in the first inning and then hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Apr 5th
 Twins OF Max Kepler exited Thursday’s game against the Mariners in the bottom of the sixth inning after being checked by a trainer.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 8th
Cardinals leadoff man Tommy Edman picked up a single in three at-bats in a blowout loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Apr 4th
Notes 
 Kepler isn't a fancy player, but he's the kind of depth piece that fantasy managers need to survive a long season. The 36-homer season in 2019 is likely a mirage, as his barrel rate and hard-hit percentage were way out of line with his typical production. But he should be a fairly reliable 25-homer bat who will put up 150-160 combined runs and RBI with the occasional steal thrown in. His career batting average is just .237 but his xBA over the last two years is .257, so he shouldn't actively hurt you. Shrug your shoulders, draft him late, and take the reliable production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
B/SS/ 3B/OF
Grey Albright - Razzball
  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
  B, 3B, SS, OF
Mick Ciallela - Fantrax