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Who Should I Draft?

Yoan Moncada or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 50
Best Rank# 18# 26
Worst Rank# 71# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 68# 57
Best Rank# 63# 54
Worst Rank# 106# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3234
Home Runs107
RBI2927
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.280.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 99
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 18# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 40# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 48
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 42# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 50# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 56
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 46# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 78
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 42# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 44
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 45# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 47
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 65# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats511602
   
Runs83109
   
Hits161197
   
Singles97136
   
Doubles3433
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2526
   
RBI79102
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks4046
   
Strikeouts15490
   
Batting Average.315.327
   
On Base Pct.367.375
   
Slugging Pct.548.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202203
   
Runs3234
   
Hits5661
   
Singles3342
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs107
   
RBI2927
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2017
   
Strikeouts6433
   
Batting Average.280.300
   
On Base Pct.345.353
   
Slugging Pct.495.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Yoan Moncada was held out of team workouts on Monday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
The Yankees officially placed LeMahieu on the 10-day IL following his COVID-19 diagnosis on Saturday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the White Sox and Yoan Moncada are in agreement on a five-year extension that includes a club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
Notes 
 Yoan Moncada is going to have a high BABIP, but a .406 BABIP even for Moncada is high, and it's a big reason for his .315 batting average in 2019, which is the clear outlier of his albeit young career so far. Moncada saw his strikeout rate go down in 2019 to 27.5%, but his walk rate also decreased from 2018. For a player who has a 70 speed tool, his high for steals in a season in the big leagues is 12. The way the White Sox are with their approach to steals is a reason that you shouldn't expect Moncada, Luis Robert, or Tim Anderson to carry you in those categories. At a deep position, you can easily pivot away from Moncada at this price point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The former top overall prospect had a heck of a season in 2019 but his .400 BABIP is almost certainly not going to repeat in 2020. Even still, this young stud has room for more growth and could provide 30 homers plus 10 steals for fantasy owners.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Moncada has imperfections but I can't help but dream on the tools. He is a physical freak with flaws that have prevented him from fully realizing his ability. I will continue to push him higher up my rankings than others do until I finally no longer can justify doing it. 2B/3B eligibility in leagues where he qualifies that way makes it that much easier to buy into the upside.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 
 High upside pick, well worth his ADP. Broke out last season and is still only 24 years old. Has good a shot as anyone to jump into the top two rounds next season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy