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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Javier Baez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
41 of 52 experts
21%
Recommended by
11 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 36
Best Rank# 8# 18
Worst Rank# 53# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 32# 42
Best Rank# 27# 34
Worst Rank# 66# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs3530
Home Runs1212
RBI3635
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.279.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 76
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 14# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 16# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 60
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 58
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 24# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 20# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 55
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531313
   
Runs8958
   
Hits14998
   
Singles7845
   
Doubles3826
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs2927
   
RBI8578
   
Stolen Bases110
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks2852
   
Strikeouts15694
   
Batting Average.281.313
   
On Base Pct.316.412
   
Slugging Pct.531.655
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8471.067
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216168
   
Runs3530
   
Hits6048
   
Singles3426
   
Doubles1410
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI3635
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks1224
   
Strikeouts6248
   
Batting Average.279.287
   
On Base Pct.317.377
   
Slugging Pct.517.565
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.941
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday, hitting a single. He also struck out twice a left two men on base in the 5-1 defeat.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-5 on Friday against the White Sox, hitting a solo homer and a double. The Cubs won 10-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 26th
Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
 Javier Baez hit seventh on Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and stranded four men on base. The Cubs lost, 2-1.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Sep 24th
The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
 Javier Baez hit sixth in the order on Monday and went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single and a strikeout. The Cubs won, 5-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Sep 21st
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
 Javier Baez went 0-for-3 on Friday against the Twins with two strikeouts. The Cubs won, 1-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 19th
Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Notes 
 I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs attempted only 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros