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Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Gleyber Torres (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 36
Best Rank# 12# 16
Worst Rank# 65# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 57
Best Rank# 40# 54
Worst Rank# 54# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs8482
Home Runs2730
RBI9589
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.288.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 37
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 37# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 41# 45
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 23# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 56
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 47
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 20# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 39
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 44# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 21
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 54
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 28# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 32# 45
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 37# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 19
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 37# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 29
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 49# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 65# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats221136
   
Runs3417
   
Hits5833
   
Singles3422
   
Doubles138
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs93
   
RBI3316
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2022
   
Strikeouts3828
   
Batting Average.262.243
   
On Base Pct.329.356
   
Slugging Pct.462.368
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.724
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats554533
   
Runs8482
   
Hits158144
   
Singles9587
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2730
   
RBI9589
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5660
   
Strikeouts101124
   
Batting Average.288.273
   
On Base Pct.354.347
   
Slugging Pct.502.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.856.841
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. exited Saturday's win over the Orioles after rolling his ankle but is feeling fine, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Oct 3rd
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Monday that Gleyber Torres is "probably" going to hit leadoff in the Yankees Wild Card game against Boston on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Oct 4th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double and drove in a run on Thursday as the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Oct 1st
Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 and hit a home run and drove in two runs as the Yankees beat the Red Sox on Friday by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 25th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and scored a run on Wednesday as the Blue Jays lost to the Rays by a 7-1 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a double, drove in a run, and scored two runs on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rangers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 7-3 loss to Minnesota.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 18th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Monday's 4-3 win over Texas.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 21st
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in an 8-1 win over the Rays on Monday night.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 14th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 and scored a run on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Mets by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Notes 
 Guerrero Jr. comes into 2021 with fantasy managers asking the same question they asked the year before: can he stop hitting the ball on the ground so much? A 49.6% ground-ball rate was bad in 2019, but a 54.6% ground ball rate in 2020 was downright egregious. Guerrero Jr. hits the ball really, really hard. He was in the top seven percent of MLB in average exit velocity (92.5 MPH) and hard hit rate (50.8%). But until he learns to stop pounding the ball into the dirt, his power upside will be limited. There will be some fantasy manager in your league willing to bet on the upside, so if you want Guerrero Jr., you're going to have to draft him before his numbers say you should. This may indeed be the year that everything clicks. But you'll have to pay to find out.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Torres missed some time with quad and hamstring strains last season, but his year was an absolute disaster even without it. He batted just .243 and hit a mere three home runs in 160 plate appearances. The culprit was that he was reportedly out of shape, a byproduct of the long layoff between the original spring training and when baseball resumed months later. There's every reason to buy into the excuse given Torres' track record, especially since he bounced back a bit in September and October with an .842 OPS. Expect more typical numbers from Torres this year, meaning around a .270 average, 30 home runs, and plenty of counting stats. Given his ADP, he's likely to be a bargain this year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Vlad's propensity to smack the ball into the ground is concerning, but he lost a ton of weight, is only 22 years old, and no one would be surprised if he took the superstar leap this season. He is a very solid pick at ADP with upside.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 At the end of the 2020 season Guerrero Jr. admitted to being out of shape for the start of summer camp, though he insists that he was ready to go for the original spring training. Quarantine life got the best of many of us, and young Vladito unfortunately wasn't an exception. By all reports, his weight loss effort has skyrocketed this offseason. It appears as if the message has been received. Guerrero is aiming to return to the hot corner in 2021. Improving his fitness is step one towards him having a good season. Step two will either be hitting less ground balls or doing more damage on his non-grounders. I'm comfortable taking an aggressive stance here and being a year early on Guerrero should it come to that.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros