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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Michael Conforto (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 42
Best Rank# 23# 29
Worst Rank# 64# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 77# 67
Best Rank# 57# 56
Worst Rank# 91# 79
   
Projections 
   
Runs7790
Home Runs3229
RBI9490
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.284.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 55
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 28# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 34# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 47
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 37# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 41
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 47
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 52# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 40
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 51
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 38# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 39# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 56
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 37# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 36
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 35# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 42
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 46# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 46# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 40
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 47# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 47# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 48# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats8202
   
Runs240
   
Hits265
   
Singles144
   
Doubles012
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs19
   
RBI431
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks024
   
Strikeouts157
   
Batting Average.250.322
   
On Base Pct.333.412
   
Slugging Pct.625.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.927
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457541
   
Runs7790
   
Hits129141
   
Singles6882
   
Doubles2828
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3229
   
RBI9490
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6277
   
Strikeouts130153
   
Batting Average.284.264
   
On Base Pct.370.357
   
Slugging Pct.562.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.839
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Batting fourth and serving as Houston's designated hitter, Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a home run and double on Sunday. He added two runs and an RBI.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 2nd
Michael Conforto went 2-4 with one double and one home run, two runs scored, and three RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, May 2nd
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez returned to the lineup on Friday after missing time with an illness. He went 2-for-5 with two singles, one run, and one strikeout before all was said and done.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 30th
Michael Conforto went 0-2 with one strikeout. The Mets lost 2-1 to the Phillies.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, May 1st
 Astros manager Dusty Baker is hopeful that Yordan Alvarez (illness) will be able to return on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 29th
Michael Conforto went 1-4 with one run scored, one RBI, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sun, Apr 25th
 Yordan Alvarez has been added to the 10 day IL, but the team has not disclosed the reasoning. The thought around the league it is that this is likely to do with Covid safety protocol.
Liam Gibney
Wed, Apr 28th
Michael Conforto went 2-3 with two singles, one walk, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Apr 24th
 Yordan Alvarez is absent from Wednesday's lineup due to "health and safety reasons", per manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 28th
Michael Conforto went 2-4 with one double, one single, one run scored, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Apr 19th
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
Conforto built on his excellent 2019 season by trading off a bit of power for some batting average. Fed by a significant increase in line drive rate that led to a .412 BABIP, Conforto batted a career best .322 last year. His xBA was just .284, so don't think that he suddenly morphed into a high average bat, but he did hit above .300 against every type of pitch last year, so it was certainly more than luck. Expect some regression to closer to his .259 mark, but he should hit around 30 homers with plenty of runs and RBI and even toss in a few steals. That makes him a worthwhile OF2 in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros