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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Javier Baez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
28 of 50 experts
44%
Recommended by
22 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 40
Best Rank# 23# 18
Worst Rank# 64# 69
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 77# 75
Best Rank# 57# 56
Worst Rank# 91# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs7785
Home Runs3228
RBI9491
Stolen Bases312
Batting Average.284.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 45
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 47# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 42
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 37# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 40
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 38# 44
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 49
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 40
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 37# 47
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 49
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 31
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 37
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 46# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 42
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 54
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats8222
   
Runs227
   
Hits245
   
Singles127
   
Doubles09
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs18
   
RBI424
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks07
   
Strikeouts175
   
Batting Average.250.203
   
On Base Pct.333.238
   
Slugging Pct.625.360
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.599
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457593
   
Runs7785
   
Hits129153
   
Singles6888
   
Doubles2832
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3228
   
RBI9491
   
Stolen Bases312
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6231
   
Strikeouts130179
   
Batting Average.284.259
   
On Base Pct.370.296
   
Slugging Pct.562.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Friday was not a good day for Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez. The 23-year-old went hitless through four at-bats, striking out every time.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 10th
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 versus the Brewers Monday. His ninth-inning double drove in two runs.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 13th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a home run and double on Thursday. He scored once and knocked in two runs in addition to striking out twice.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 9th
Javier Baez connected with a second-inning homer to briefly give the Cubs a 1-0 lead Sunday versus the Pirates. The homer was his third of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 12th
 The offensive output keeps coming for the Astros' lineup. Yordan Alvarez had another big game on Saturday, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI. He gave Houston extra insurance in the top of the ninth with a three-run homer.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 3rd
Javier Baez connected on a two-run homer versus the Pirates Thursday. It changed the score from Pittsburgh 2-1 to the Cubs 3-2. The Cubs would win 4-2. Baez also stole his third base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez contributed to the Astros' run parade on Thursday with three RBI of his own. Houston beat Oakland, 8-1, as Alvarez finished 1-for-3 with a bases-clearing double.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 2nd
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 versus Milwaukee Monday. His lone hit was also his first homer of the season which was a solo blast. Baez got hit right above his knee but stayed in the game.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 6th
 Yordan Alvarez (knee) is scheduled to be the Astros designated hitter for Sunday‚Äôs game against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Fri, Mar 12th
Javier Baez went 0-for-4 versus the Pirates Sunday. He did drive in the eventual winning run when the Pirates committed an error. Baez seems to be involved in more than his share of weird plays so after awhile, you might be tempted to refer to it as the Baez Effect. My father and I do.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
Notes 
 Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Everything went wrong for Baez in 2020. His already high strikeout rate increased to 31.9%. His already low walk rated fell to an abysmal 3.0%. He swung less, made contact less, and did not hit the ball as hard as he used to. In the end, Baez earned every bit of his .203 batting average and poor counting stats. But how much weight do you put into a 59-game stretch for a veteran like Baez, particularly when he complained that his inability to watch video between at-bats affected his overall performance. The answer is a little, but not all that much. Baez had a stellar three-year run as a reliable power-speed combination, and he'll be just 28 years old this season. The Cubs lineup won't be overly strong, but Baez should certainly put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 totals than those he put up in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros