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Who Should I Draft?

Yoan Moncada or Max Muncy (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yoan Moncada
3B,DH - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
37 of 51 experts
27%
Recommended by
14 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 64
Best Rank# 25# 38
Worst Rank# 99# 93
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 95# 96
Best Rank# 68# 80
Worst Rank# 106# 101
   
Projections 
   
Runs8289
Home Runs2330
RBI7888
Stolen Bases83
Batting Average.259.242
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 81
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 67
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 76
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 81
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 65
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 64
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 57# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 58# 63
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 55# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 62
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 53# 66
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 61
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 67# 83
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 81# 82
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 37# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 74# 75
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 36# 80
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 53# 65
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 55# 65
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 67# 70
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 48# 66
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 63
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 48# 93
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 48
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 57# 56
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 57# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 60# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 60# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 65
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 70# 48
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 77# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 99# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yoan Moncada
3B,DH - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats200203
   
Runs2836
   
Hits4539
   
Singles2823
   
Doubles84
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs612
   
RBI2427
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2839
   
Strikeouts7260
   
Batting Average.225.192
   
On Base Pct.320.331
   
Slugging Pct.385.389
   
On-base Plus Slugging.705.720
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yoan Moncada
3B,DH - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats555486
   
Runs8289
   
Hits142117
   
Singles8565
   
Doubles2920
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2330
   
RBI7888
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6390
   
Strikeouts182149
   
Batting Average.259.242
   
On Base Pct.335.362
   
Slugging Pct.453.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.789.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yoan Moncada
3B,DH - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
News 
 Yoan Moncada actually had two hits on the day, finishing 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth inning to tie the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 16th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Max Muncy suffered a right knee contusion during Wednesday's game against Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 16th
 Yoan Moncada went 3-for-5 on Tuesday night, hitting two doubles along with a single and scoring once. He would also strike out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
First baseman Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and a walk as the Dodgers beat the D-Backs 8-4 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 15th
 Yoan Moncada was just 1-for-4, striking out three times. But his sole hit was a big one, as it drove in Chicago's only run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 26th
Max Muncy went 1-for-4 on the day, hitting a two-run homer to open the scoring and make it 2-0 Dodgers.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
 Yoan Moncada went 3-for-5 in total, singling each time while also scoring a run.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Aug 25th
First baseman Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored as the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals 5-4 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 8th
 Yoan Moncada finished the day 2-for-4 with two base hits while also scoring a run on Monday. He'd also strike out twice.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Aug 24th
First baseman Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout as the Dodgers came from behind to beat the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 If you're looking for reasons to throw out a player's 2020 season, Moncada's battle with COVID-19 offers you just that for him. His quality of contact dropped like a stone, he struck out a ton, and he went back to his old passive approach, rather than the aggressive one that had led to such gains in 2019. Moncada detailed his struggles after suffering from the virus, so it's a legitimate excuse and surely led to his struggles. Moncada is likely to hit about 25 home runs, and help you everywhere except perhaps batting average (though his .315 mark in 2019 shows his upside). Although he won't be a superstar, at a third base position that gets shallow quicker than expected, he makes a fine option you can wait on but who will offer plenty of production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Muncy's batting average dropped to a ridiculously low .192 last year, and there were two culprits. The first is that his line drive rate plummeted from 23.5% to just 13.8%, leading to far more ground balls. The second was that he simply didn't hit the ball as hard. His hard hit rate and average exit velocity fell, and his HR/FB rate dropped seven points. Muncy dealt with finger and elbow injuries, so those may account for his poor season, but even then he was on pace to reach the 30-homer plateau for a third straight year. Muncy has position eligibility galore, and at the weak second base position, so continue to draft him in the middle rounds as a cheap source of power who adds value thanks to his ability to play all around the infield for your fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Moncada had a very rough 2019 after dealing with Covid, and now is dealing with some arm soreness. Luckily the injury does not seem to bad. His ADP has dropped several rounds since last season and if he gets back into form, he will make those who passed on him look silly. He is not someone I am targeting in every single draft because spring training injuries are tough to gauge, but I have my fair share of Moncada.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Muncy's finger was hit by a pitch during summer camp. While he was able to play through it, the issue was a pain-tolerance one that bothered him all year long. The hard-hit rate and average exit velocity worsened, though his walk rate ranked in the 93rd percentile. This data backs up the idea that Muncy was simply playing through something. Adding to his bounce back case is a .203 BABIP from 2020, well below his career mark of .266.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros