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Who Should I Draft?

Alex Verdugo or Jarred Kelenic (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jarred Kelenic
CF,LF,RF - SEA
Jarred Kelenic
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 94# 92
Best Rank# 62# 78
Worst Rank# 163# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 152# 166
Best Rank# 133# 125
Worst Rank# 218# 194
   
Projections 
   
Runs6379
Home Runs2115
RBI6565
Stolen Bases107
Batting Average.231.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLB-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 91# 95
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 86# 114
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 91# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 97
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 109
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 99
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 100# 125
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 71# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 93# 95
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 80# 93
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 102
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 89# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 117
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 83# 136
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 88# 99
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 110
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 74# 113
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 109# 115
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 73# 94
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 88
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 102
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 134# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 83
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 85
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 135# 85
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 163# 87
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 104# 88
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 89
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 92# 89
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 93# 92
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 129# 92
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 103# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 99# 93
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 102# 94
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 94
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 106# 94
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 149# 95
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 139# 95
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 121# 97
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 117# 105
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 129# 106
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jarred Kelenic
CF,LF,RF - SEA
Jarred Kelenic
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats337544
   
Runs4188
   
Hits60157
   
Singles32110
   
Doubles1332
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1413
   
RBI4363
   
Stolen Bases66
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks3651
   
Strikeouts10696
   
Batting Average.178.289
   
On Base Pct.261.351
   
Slugging Pct.347.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.608.778
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jarred Kelenic
CF,LF,RF - SEA
Jarred Kelenic
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats460525
   
Runs6379
   
Hits106152
   
Singles61101
   
Doubles2234
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2115
   
RBI6565
   
Stolen Bases107
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4649
   
Strikeouts13197
   
Batting Average.231.289
   
On Base Pct.301.349
   
Slugging Pct.424.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.794
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jarred Kelenic
CF,LF,RF - SEA
Jarred Kelenic
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
News 
 The Mariners optioned Jarred Kelenic to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 13th
Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-3 with a double and walk against the Braves on Wednesday evening. He also scored a run and struck out once in the contest. Boston ultimately fell to Atlanta by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
 Jarred Kelenic went 1-for-4 with one run and one strikeout on Sunday against the Rays.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 9th
Boston Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo went 0-for-4 from the plate with a strikeout during a 8-0 loss to the Angels.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Fri, May 6th
 Jarred Kelenic hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the eighth inning on Friday against the Rays.
Ari Koslow
Sat, May 7th
Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-4 Thursday, singling in the Red Sox' 1-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Apr 29th
 Jarred Kelenic went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one strikeout on Friday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 23rd
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Friday against the Rays.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
 Jarred Kelenic went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run on Tuesday against the Rangers.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 20th
Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo got the scoring started Saturday, taking Twins starter Sonny Gray deep for a two-run home run in the second inning. That was his lone hit in three at-bats.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Apr 16th
Notes 
 Kelenic's season was shaping up to be an all-time disaster for a prospect, but a fairly strong final month, during which he hit seven homers and slashed .248/.331/.524, salvaged things a bit. He still batted just .180 on the year and struck out 28.1% of the time, but there's reason to believe he can put his year in the rear view mirror and start fresh. Kelenic has an advanced approach, and could pretty easily put up a 20-20 season without batting an eye if everything breaks right. With a stronger Mariners lineup batting behind him, Kelenic should be someone to target in fantasy drafts given his potential and strong close to the 2021 season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verdugo is a reliable option for batting average, as he's batted at least .289 in three straight seasons. He doesn't have a ton of pop or speed, though he'll at least chip in with home runs and steals, and because he'll bat near the top of the Red Sox lineup, should be an asset in runs scored. Think of a poor man's version of Michael Brantley in his prime and that's what Verdugo will give you, and that's plenty valuable for fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros