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Who Should I Draft?

Wander Franco or Bobby Dalbec (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bobby Dalbec
1B - BOS
Bobby Dalbec
Wander Franco
SS - TB
Wander Franco
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
35 of 49 experts
29%
Recommended by
14 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 151# 176
Best Rank# 83# 87
Worst Rank# 288# 296
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 254# 284
Best Rank# 241# 270
Worst Rank# 314# 704
   
Projections 
   
Runs6247
Home Runs269
RBI6843
Stolen Bases38
Batting Average.237.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 171
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 176
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 132# 290
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 146# 175
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 161# 188
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 123# 176
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 134
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 152# 243
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 138# 183
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 174# 194
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 220
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 152# 183
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 162# 193
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 106# 162
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 162
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 141
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 288# 296
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 142# 210
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 83# 162
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 163# 197
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 128# 173
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 155# 199
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 130# 195
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 155# 188
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 177# 267
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 160# 178
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 177# 182
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 155# 166
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 171# 179
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 178
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 155# 169
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 171# 190
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 120# 147
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 163# 178
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 127# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 179# 120
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 182# 132
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 142# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 219# 139
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 160# 144
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 145
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 175# 148
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 173# 166
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 173# 172
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 182# 173
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 181# 173
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 193# 177
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 189# 183
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bobby Dalbec
1B - BOS
Bobby Dalbec
Wander Franco
SS - TB
Wander Franco
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats80
   
Runs13
   
Hits21
   
Singles10
   
Doubles3
   
Triples0
   
Home Runs8
   
RBI16
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Caught Stealing0
   
Walks10
   
Strikeouts39
   
Batting Average.263
   
On Base Pct.359
   
Slugging Pct.600
   
On-base Plus Slugging.959
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bobby Dalbec
1B - BOS
Bobby Dalbec
Wander Franco
SS - TB
Wander Franco
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats435362
   
Runs6247
   
Hits10294
   
Singles5564
   
Doubles2017
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs269
   
RBI6843
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks5130
   
Strikeouts17149
   
Batting Average.237.270
   
On Base Pct.317.327
   
Slugging Pct.465.412
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.740
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bobby Dalbec
1B - BOS
Bobby Dalbec
Wander Franco
SS - TB
Wander Franco
News 
 Bobby Dalbec went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI as the Red Sox beat the Twins 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 14th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco was reassigned to Minor League camp.
AJ Schullo
Mon, Mar 15th
 Bobby Dalbec went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 11th
Rays top prospect Wander Franco is playing third base in Sunday's Grapefruit League game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 14th
 Bobby Dalbec is hitting eighth and playing first base on Wednesday against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Rays prospect Wander Franco says he's fully recovered from the shoulder and bicep injuries that cut his winter ball season short.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 27th
 Bobby Dalbec is once again absent from Boston's lineup on Tuesday against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 6th
The Tampa Bay Rays are inviting top prospect Wander Franco to big league Spring Training camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Feb 1st
 Bobby Dalbec is absent from Monday‚Äôs lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
 
Notes 
 If you like Miguel Sano, you'll absolutely love Dalbec. He crushes the ball routinely (it was a small sample, but he had a 22%(!) barrel rate last year in 23 games), strikes out a ton (42.4% rate last year), and is equally likely to look like the best player in baseball at times as he is to look like the worst. He'll be the everyday first baseman for the Red Sox this year which means plenty of counting stats with perhaps 30 home runs if he stays healthy the whole year. Just have batting average help elsewhere if you draft him, as he'll almost certainly provide negative value in that category.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
The consensus No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, Franco received one of the first ever 80-grade hit tools from MLB Pipeline this offseason. A leveled, compact swing combined with "controlled aggression" gives him exceptional control of the strike zone. Franco has a career 83:54 BB:K rate in his minor league career, which is downright absurd. Already a top-30 player in dynasty leagues, the only concern with Franco's redraft value is that he has yet to play above High-A. It's tough to know how much progress he made at the Rays' alternate site last summer but there isn't another prospect who can match his probability of being a productive big league hitter.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros