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Who Should I Draft?

Akil Baddoo or Eduardo Escobar (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Akil Baddoo
LF,CF - DET
Akil Baddoo
Eduardo Escobar
1B,2B,3B - NYM
Eduardo Escobar
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 113# 135
Best Rank# 86# 98
Worst Rank# 167# 189
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 194
Best Rank# 152# 147
Worst Rank# 295# 209
   
Projections 
   
Runs6869
Home Runs1624
RBI5879
Stolen Bases192
Batting Average.250.247
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLB-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 131# 132
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 102# 145
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 112# 140
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 93# 159
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 103# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 127# 148
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 171
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 132# 144
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 114# 141
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 116# 174
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 121# 189
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 110# 138
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 109# 138
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 87# 131
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 117# 136
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 103# 123
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 100# 120
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 111# 133
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 125# 138
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 113# 118
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 114# 127
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 117# 154
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 122# 159
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 103# 126
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 103# 143
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 156
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 167# 174
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 104# 114
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 125
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 95# 125
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 134# 170
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 129
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 99# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 88# 98
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 113# 114
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 136
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 115
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 124# 120
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 126# 112
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 131# 112
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 139# 134
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 152# 114
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 160# 138
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Akil Baddoo
LF,CF - DET
Akil Baddoo
Eduardo Escobar
1B,2B,3B - NYM
Eduardo Escobar
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413547
   
Runs6076
   
Hits107138
   
Singles6780
   
Doubles2025
   
Triples75
   
Home Runs1328
   
RBI5590
   
Stolen Bases181
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks4548
   
Strikeouts122123
   
Batting Average.259.252
   
On Base Pct.330.313
   
Slugging Pct.436.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.783
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Akil Baddoo
LF,CF - DET
Akil Baddoo
Eduardo Escobar
1B,2B,3B - NYM
Eduardo Escobar
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats470528
   
Runs6869
   
Hits118130
   
Singles7077
   
Doubles2224
   
Triples74
   
Home Runs1624
   
RBI5879
   
Stolen Bases192
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks5245
   
Strikeouts137119
   
Batting Average.250.247
   
On Base Pct.324.306
   
Slugging Pct.426.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.750
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Akil Baddoo
LF,CF - DET
Akil Baddoo
Eduardo Escobar
1B,2B,3B - NYM
Eduardo Escobar
News 
 The Detroit Tigers announce they have optioned OF Akil Baddoo to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 9th
Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored on Sunday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run, and a steal in Game 1 of a Wednesday doubleheader against the Pirates. The Tigers went on to win 3-2.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 4th
Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 3rd
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 9-7 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 13th
Eduardo Escobar hit a solo shot off Giants' starter Anthony DeSclafani in the second inning for his first long ball of the season. It was his lone hit in three at-bats while adding a walk.
Brad Richter
Fri, Apr 22nd
 Tigers left fielder Akil Baddoo homered Friday, finishing with one hit in three at-bats in the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Mar 26th
 
 Tigers left fielder Akil Baddoo homered Friday in their 6-6 tie with the Pirates.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Mar 18th
 
Notes 
 Baddoo wasn't expected to contribute much in the majors last year, but he came on strong and ultimately played in 124 games, hitting 13 home runs and stealing 18 bases while batting .259. The speed is legtimate, as he ranked in the 91st percentile in sprint speed last season, but he's going to significantly improve on his .523 OPS against lefties if he's going to find success this year. Baddoo should begin the year batting leadoff in front of an improved Tigers lineup, so if he can just maintain his performance against righties and improve against lefties somewhat, a 20-20 season coul be in the cards. If not, then he'll likely bat in the lower third of the order and lose much of his value.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Escobar rarely gets much love from fantasy managers, probably because everything under the hood doesn't usually support his numbers. He almost always outperforms his expected statistics, and he offers no help in batting average or steals. But he does have plenty of pop (53 homers over his last two full seasons, at least 21 in each of his last four), and he's been a plus in runs scored and RBI despite playing on mediocre teams. He'll now be the everyday third baseman for the Mets, so managers can enjoy his dual eligibility, and his placement in the middle of a strong lineup should keep all his counting stats afloat. There's not a ton of upside with Escobar, but there's a high floor.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros