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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
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
28 of 51 experts
45%
Recommended by
23 of 51 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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 47# 42
   
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
2B,SS - NYM
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
2B,SS - NYM
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
2B,SS - NYM
Javier Baez
News 
 Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a single, double, and two-run homer against the Angels on Wednesday evening. He scored twice and totaled three RBI along the way. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 9-5 in 12 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 23rd
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts. The Mets won 3-2 and are 73-77 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez finished 1-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He also stranded four runners on base in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 19th
Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with three walks, two RBIs, one run, and one home run. The Mets lost 7-6 in extras and are 72-74 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 15th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two-run homer against the Rangers on Monday. He also walked once and scored four times in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 15-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with two runs, one RBI, one home run, and two stolen bases, but the Mets lost 3-2.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Fri, Sep 10th
 Astros slugger went 1-for-2 with a double against the Angels on Friday evening. He also drew three walks, scored twice, and knocked in a run. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 10-5.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
Javier Baez went 4-for-4 with three runs, three singles, one home run, and two RBIs. The Mets won 13-6 Sunday and are 69-68 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-2 with a single and walk against the Padres on Saturday. He was batting cleanup and playing left field due to interleague play. Houston ultimately fell to San Diego by a score of 10-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 5th
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, one double, one home run, one RBI, and two strikeouts. The Mets won 11-9 in game one Saturday and are 68-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
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