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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
71%
Recommended by
36 of 51 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 51 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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 47# 48
   
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 
 Slugger Yordan Alvarez was the first of four Astros to hit a home run against the Athletics on Saturday. He finished the day 1-for-4 with the three-run blast but also struck out once. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
Michael Conforto went 0-for-3 with one walk on Sunday. The Mets won 3-2 over the Phillies.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, Sep 20th
 Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a single against the Rays on Tuesday. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Tampa Bay by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 29th
Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Mets won 11-9 on Saturday.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 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
Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with one single, one RBI, one run scored, one walk, and one stolen base. The Mets won 6-2 Friday in extra innings.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Sep 7th
 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
Michael Conforto went a combined 2-for-6 with a solo home run, three RBIs, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch as the Mets won two games on Tuesday. They're 65-67 this season.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Sep 1st
 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
Michael Conforto went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run home run to give the Mets the lead in the seventh inning. It turned out to be the difference in the game as they won 5-3 on Saturday and are now five games under .500.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Aug 31st
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