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Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Benintendi or Ian Happ (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Ian Happ
LF,CF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 107# 115
Best Rank# 60# 89
Worst Rank# 163# 166
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 241
Best Rank# 171# 207
Worst Rank# 244# 272
   
Projections 
   
Runs6771
Home Runs1726
RBI7075
Stolen Bases108
Batting Average.270.242
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 112# 114
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 118
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 117# 120
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 76# 135
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 100# 129
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 116# 118
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 118# 119
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 103# 128
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 121
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 94# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 111# 121
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 110# 119
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 115# 133
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 106# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 111# 114
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 128# 154
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 128
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 129# 144
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 109# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 124
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 75# 135
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 120# 131
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 126# 127
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 60# 118
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 103
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 112# 128
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 100# 127
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 113
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 166
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 115
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 108
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 115# 97
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 116# 113
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 118# 112
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 119# 93
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 119# 117
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 129# 113
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 139# 89
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 146# 123
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 147# 117
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 163# 137
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Ian Happ
LF,CF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats493465
   
Runs6363
   
Hits136104
   
Singles9058
   
Doubles2720
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1725
   
RBI7365
   
Stolen Bases89
   
Caught Stealing92
   
Walks3662
   
Strikeouts97156
   
Batting Average.276.224
   
On Base Pct.324.321
   
Slugging Pct.442.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.753
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Ian Happ
LF,CF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats496482
   
Runs6771
   
Hits134117
   
Singles8666
   
Doubles2823
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1726
   
RBI7075
   
Stolen Bases108
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks4867
   
Strikeouts109157
   
Batting Average.270.242
   
On Base Pct.334.335
   
Slugging Pct.440.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.775.790
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Ian Happ
LF,CF,RF - CHC
Ian Happ
News 
 Andrew Benintendi is not in the Royals' lineup for their game on Sunday against the Rockies.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
On Wednesday night, Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk during the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Pirates.
Kelly Kirby
Thu, May 19th
 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
On Monday night, OF Ian Happ went 3-for-3 with a double and two singles, one walk, two runs scored, and one RBI during Chicago's 9-0 shellacking of Pittsburgh.
Kelly Kirby
Mon, May 16th
 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
Ian Happ went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored while stealing two bases during the Cubs' 5-4 loss to the Padres on Tuesday night.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 11th
 Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-3 in a 10-0 Kansas City loss Wednesday to St. Louis.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a run scored during the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday night.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, May 3rd
 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
Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Braves.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, Apr 26th
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
There was a lot of good with Happ's 2021 season. He reached a career-high in home runs, runs scored, and stolen bases, and he kept his walk rate in the double digits. But he also batted a career worst .226 and ranked in the bottom nine percent of the league with a 29.2% strikeout rate. Happ should be a starter for the Cubs, of course, but with the addition of Seiya Suzuki and with Clint Frazier on board, Chicago may be a little less patient with his slumps. Make sure you're taken care of in batting average and have depth if you draft Happ, because with his production come some pretty glaring risks.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros