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Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Kris Bryant (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 67
Best Rank# 12# 45
Worst Rank# 65# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 114
Best Rank# 40# 95
Worst Rank# 54# 127
   
Projections 
   
Runs8489
Home Runs2725
RBI9575
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.288.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 73
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 27# 88
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 72
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 65# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 35# 76
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 64
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 37# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 91
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 27# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 72
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 49# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 41# 69
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 23# 97
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 74
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 73
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 20# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 71
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 44# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 18# 92
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 73
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 25# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 68
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 64
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 52
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 68
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 75
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 28# 63
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 35# 66
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 88
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 32# 71
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 37# 60
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 37# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats221131
   
Runs3420
   
Hits5827
   
Singles3417
   
Doubles135
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs94
   
RBI3311
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2012
   
Strikeouts3840
   
Batting Average.262.206
   
On Base Pct.329.293
   
Slugging Pct.462.351
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.644
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats554531
   
Runs8489
   
Hits158136
   
Singles9579
   
Doubles3229
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI9575
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5667
   
Strikeouts101147
   
Batting Average.288.260
   
On Base Pct.354.344
   
Slugging Pct.502.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.856.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,3B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Kris Bryant
1B,3B,CF,LF,RF - SF
Kris Bryant
News 
 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
Infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks as the Giants lost to the Padres 9-6 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Kris Bryant (wrist) is hitting third and playing right field on Sunday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 12th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-8 with a solo home run and three runs scored across both games of Saturday's doubleheader versus Baltimore.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 12th
Giants INF/OF Kris Bryant had been playing with some recent discomfort in his wrist, so with the Giants having a sizeable lead, the team opted to remove him from Monday's game against the Rockies.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 7th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 10th
Infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout as the Giants lost to the Dodgers 6-1 on Satuday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 8-0 win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 7th
Third baseman Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts as the Giants lost to the Brewers by a score of 3-1 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 31st
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
Bryant had a terrible 2020 season, but it seems like fantasy managers are forgetting how consistent he's been. Over the last four seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .278 average, 29 home runs, 112 run scored, 80 RBI, and five steals. His quality of contact was awful last season, but hard contact has never really been his calling card anyway, and he battled back and wrist injuries. Bryant doesn't deserve a mulligan entirely for last season, but give it minimal weight in your evaluation.
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