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Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Benintendi or Eugenio Suarez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Eugenio Suarez
3B,DH,SS - SEA
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 107# 130
Best Rank# 60# 83
Worst Rank# 163# 187
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 206
Best Rank# 171# 179
Worst Rank# 244# 265
   
Projections 
   
Runs6766
Home Runs1728
RBI7077
Stolen Bases101
Batting Average.270.220
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 141
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 128
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 112# 113
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 129# 162
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 126
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 117# 131
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 147# 187
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 76# 122
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 118
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 118# 131
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 139# 182
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 103# 148
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 155
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 94# 149
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 111# 132
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 110# 137
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 106# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 111# 116
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 156
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 109# 128
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 183
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 75# 177
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 119# 131
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 120# 141
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 60# 105
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 115
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 112# 148
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 100# 140
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 164
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 115# 119
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 144
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 100# 97
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 115# 109
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 116# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 116# 108
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 118# 112
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 119# 95
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 126# 116
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 128# 118
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 129# 125
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 114
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 146# 130
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 163# 136
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Eugenio Suarez
3B,DH,SS - SEA
Eugenio Suarez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats493505
   
Runs6371
   
Hits136100
   
Singles9046
   
Doubles2723
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1731
   
RBI7379
   
Stolen Bases80
   
Caught Stealing91
   
Walks3656
   
Strikeouts97171
   
Batting Average.276.198
   
On Base Pct.324.286
   
Slugging Pct.442.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.713
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Eugenio Suarez
3B,DH,SS - SEA
Eugenio Suarez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats496475
   
Runs6766
   
Hits134104
   
Singles8656
   
Doubles2819
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1728
   
RBI7077
   
Stolen Bases101
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks4856
   
Strikeouts109156
   
Batting Average.270.220
   
On Base Pct.334.302
   
Slugging Pct.440.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.775.734
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Eugenio Suarez
3B,DH,SS - SEA
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 Andrew Benintendi is not in the Royals' lineup for their game on Sunday against the Rockies.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs and one walk on Monday against the Blue Jays.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
 Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-6 with a home run, a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored in a 14-10 Royals win in Colorado on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with one RBI and two strikeouts on Tuesday against the Phillies.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 11th
 Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in a 6-4 Kansas City victory over Baltimore in Game 1 on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 9th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, three runs, two walks and one strikeout on Friday against the Rays.
Ari Koslow
Sat, May 7th
 Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-3 in a 10-0 Kansas City loss Wednesday to St. Louis.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout on Thursday against the Rays.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 6th
 Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Yankees.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 2nd
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, one run and one strikeout on Wednesday against the Astros.
Ari Koslow
Thu, May 5th
Notes 
 Benintendi was the classic "needs a change of scenery" player and got relatively back on track with the Royals. He looked almost identical to the disappointing but absolutely usable version of himself that he showed in 2019, and his underlying rates were nearly identical. He did walk at a career-worst rate but he also got his strikeout rate down under control, and had he avoided injury, he surely would have put up a 20-10 season. There's every reason to expct him to be able to do that again, but expect his other counting stats to remain mediocre with Kansas City's lineup.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Suarez has continued to hit for power but his batting average has fallen off a cliff the last two seasons to just .199. Other than the fact that he had shoulder surgery just before the 2020 season, there's nothing really to explain. Almost all of his underlying metrics and quality of contact data look nearly identical to how they have his whole career, and he's just entering his age-30 season. But whatever the reason, Suarez is now a batting average drain, and he'll likely hit fewer home runs after being traded to Seattle. There's still plenty of value there, as he should still be a plus contributor in homers and RBI. But hope for a .230 batting avaerage as his ceiling at this point.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros