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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Kirilloff or Frank Schwindel (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Kirilloff
1B,LF,RF - MIN
Alex Kirilloff
Frank Schwindel
1B,DH - CHC
Frank Schwindel
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
34 of 43 experts
21%
Recommended by
9 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 110# 131
Best Rank# 76# 89
Worst Rank# 162# 186
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 192# 220
Best Rank# 178# 180
Worst Rank# 252# 236
   
Projections 
   
Runs5671
Home Runs1924
RBI6578
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.265.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLB-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 123
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 96
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 117# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 124# 141
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 95# 129
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 109# 154
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 119# 125
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 102# 124
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 110# 127
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 130# 133
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 118# 139
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 123# 126
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 96# 138
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 114# 131
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 112# 134
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 110# 167
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 110# 129
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 109# 118
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 115# 149
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 110# 133
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 95# 113
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 118# 138
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 130# 135
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 117# 183
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 100# 147
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 98# 133
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 117
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 119# 129
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 125# 186
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 76# 116
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 95# 134
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 118# 128
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 128
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 116# 131
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 110# 89
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 120# 116
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 123# 116
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 131# 126
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 137# 123
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 139# 115
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 140# 119
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 148# 135
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 162# 134
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Kirilloff
1B,LF,RF - MIN
Alex Kirilloff
Frank Schwindel
1B,DH - CHC
Frank Schwindel
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats215242
   
Runs2344
   
Hits5479
   
Singles3444
   
Doubles1120
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs814
   
RBI3443
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1416
   
Strikeouts5241
   
Batting Average.251.326
   
On Base Pct.299.371
   
Slugging Pct.423.591
   
On-base Plus Slugging.722.962
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Kirilloff
1B,LF,RF - MIN
Alex Kirilloff
Frank Schwindel
1B,DH - CHC
Frank Schwindel
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats455494
   
Runs5671
   
Hits120133
   
Singles7680
   
Doubles2428
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1924
   
RBI6578
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks3333
   
Strikeouts11197
   
Batting Average.265.270
   
On Base Pct.314.315
   
Slugging Pct.452.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.789
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Kirilloff
1B,LF,RF - MIN
Alex Kirilloff
Frank Schwindel
1B,DH - CHC
Frank Schwindel
News 
 The Minnesota Twins have sent Alex Kirilloff to Triple-A St. Paul. In a corresponding move, the Twins selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer.
Jesse Garcia
Sat, May 14th
Frank Schwindel homered twice, once in the first and again in the fifth, to help the Cubs in their 11-4 win over the Reds on Tuesday night.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 25th
 Alex Kirilloff, who is on a rehab assignment with the Twins' Triple-A team, has no firm timetable for a return from his wrist injury, according to Rocco Baldelli.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 1st
Frank Schwindel hit his fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the eighth inning, going back-to-back with Patrick Wisdom for the second day in a row. His would prove to be the winning run during Chicago's 5-4 win over Arizona.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 22nd
 Alex Kirilloff will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul early next week.
Kelly Kirby
Fri, Apr 22nd
Frank Schwindel went 2-for-4 with a double and single, knocking in one run and scoring once during Chicago's 7-0 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 18th
 Kirilloff will be placed on the 10-day IL. He is dealing with the same right wrist injury that cost him most of his 2021 season.
Kendall Capps
Wed, Apr 13th
Frank Schwindel went 2-for-5 with two singles for an RBI while striking out once in the loss to Pittsburgh.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, Apr 24th
 Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff, who came off the bench as a pinch-hitter during Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, went 0-for-2 when things were said and done. Minnesota fell to Los Angeles, 7-2.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 13th
According to MLB.com, Frank Schwindel is not in the lineup Saturday vs. the Pirates.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Sat, Apr 23rd
Notes 
 Kirilloff had a poor 2021 season, ultimately succumbing to wrist surgery to fix an injury that has reportedly bothered him off and on for a few years at this point. Long-term, there's plenty of reason for optimism given his pedigree and strong minor league numbers. But for this year, he's more of a middling outfield filler. His quality of contact and home park aren't favorable enough to lead to a major outburst in power, and his surrounding lineup isn't strong enough to offer a favorable environment for counting stats. Kirilloff probably won't hurt you in batting average and he'll hit about 20 home runs, but players like that are a dime a dozen in redraft leagues. Take him late as a filler, but still view him as a target in keeper and dynasty formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Schwindel had a decent minor-league track record but hadn't done much in the majors untill he went on a huge hot streak with the Cubs over the last two months of the season, hitting 13 home runs with a 1.002 OPS over 56 games. He's not nearly as good as his hot streak suggests, which most fantasy managers surely know, but he did bat .286 in the minors, so he's not likely to be overmatched. The Cubs actually have some decent offensive depth this year but with the addition of the DH, Schwindel should have plenty of rope. If he can just avoid totally falling off a cliff, and his track record suggests he will, then a 20-homer, 80-RBI season is the most likely outcome.But if you think you're drafting the 2021 version of Schwindel, you're almost certainly mistaken.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros