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Who Should I Draft?

Wil Myers or Will Smith (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wil Myers
1B,LF,CF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
40 of 50 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 74# 95
Best Rank# 49# 67
Worst Rank# 111# 276
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 122# 100
Best Rank# 110# 86
Worst Rank# 151# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs7456
Home Runs2621
RBI7965
Stolen Bases132
Batting Average.251.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 109
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 138
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 87# 103
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 203
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 97# 107
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 96
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 151
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 98
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 82# 90
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 103
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 113
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 72# 80
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 69# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 83
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 86# 93
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 73# 94
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 74# 92
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 111# 245
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 83# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 85
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78# 88
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 90# 92
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 276
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 91
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 83
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 86# 192
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 60# 89
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 51# 83
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 72
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 74# 92
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 61# 86
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 55# 88
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 82# 105
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 74# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 78# 74
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 80# 69
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 80# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 67
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 87# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 91# 80
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 91# 90
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 95# 73
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 105# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Wil Myers
1B,LF,CF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats198114
   
Runs3423
   
Hits5733
   
Singles2616
   
Doubles149
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs158
   
RBI4025
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1820
   
Strikeouts5622
   
Batting Average.288.290
   
On Base Pct.353.402
   
Slugging Pct.606.579
   
On-base Plus Slugging.959.980
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Wil Myers
1B,LF,CF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514343
   
Runs7456
   
Hits12885
   
Singles7145
   
Doubles2819
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2621
   
RBI7965
   
Stolen Bases132
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks5544
   
Strikeouts16892
   
Batting Average.251.250
   
On Base Pct.324.337
   
Slugging Pct.468.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.792.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Wil Myers
1B,LF,CF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
News 
 Wil Myers went 1-3 with a single and a walk in the Padres' loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 18th
Catcher Will Smith went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored as the Dodgers beat the Padres 11-6 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 17th
 Wil Myers (knee) remains absent from the Padres' lineup on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 15th
Will Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and a strikeout in the Dodgers 4-2 series-clinching win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Apr 5th
 Padres' OF Wil Myers is not in the Padres' starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Apr 14th
Will Smith went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI in the Dodgers 11-6 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Padres 1B/OF Wil Myers has been diagnosed with knee inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 14th
Dodgers catcher Will Smith is in the lineup and batting sixth on Friday after fellow catcher Austin Barnes got the starting nod on Opening Day.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 2nd
 Wil Myers exited the Padres' game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday after making an awkward catch in right field.
Matt Flipi
Tue, Apr 13th
Dodgers catcher Will Smith is absent from Thursday's Opening day lineup against the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
Notes 
 Myers talked openly about making a swing change last year, and it paid off in a big way. He raised his average by nearly 50 points over the previous year while cutting his strikeout rate, and ranked in the top seven percent in barrel rate. Myers didn't run as much as previous years in the shortened season, but he still ranked in the top 85% of the league in sprint speed. His average will likely come down to closer to its career .254 mark. But he has earned a bit of a leash at least with his strong 2020 campaign, and should be a fine power-speed combination who will put up solid overall counting numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Smith had an outstanding 2020 season, walking a ton, striking out little, and getting on base at higher than a .400 clip. The power he showed in his 54-game stretch in 2019 remained, and he ranked in the top 10% of the league in wOBA, expected wOBA, and expected slugging percentage. Given how the Dodgers play the entire season with an eye toward the playoffs, as well as the presence of Keibert Ruiz, it's possible that Smith may get more rest than other catchers this year. But that's a minor point against someone who should be one of the top options at his position. He's no worse than a top-five catcher, and there's a good argument that he should be the second player selected at his position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Made real, tangible changes at the plate in 2020, which makes me believe in the breakout. Not many players capable of going 30/15 at his ADP. All over him.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
The only catcher I think has a better than outside chance at supplanting Realmuto as the C1, he just needs the playing time. Hopefully the Dodgers fully unleash him and stop resting him so often.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  If we were only going off what these players did in 2020, then Smith has a good case to be the No. 2 catcher off the board. Track record matters, however, but early on in the fantasy offseason I've identified Smith as my clear-cut target among backstops. Not only does the 25-year-old have a career .937 OPS in 91 games played, but in the 2020 season he cut his strikeout rate by 10% while increasing his power output. His xwOBA ranked within the 95th percentile of the league, as did his strikeout rate. You just don't see that from a catcher very often. There's a real chance that the Dodgers rest him more often than most top catchers sit, but Smith has a seemingly solid floor with the upside of being a true difference-maker at fantasy's weakest position.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros