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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Jared Walsh (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 69
Best Rank# 43# 49
Worst Rank# 110# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 109
Best Rank# 50# 97
Worst Rank# 112# 150
   
Projections 
   
Runs7779
Home Runs2232
RBI8799
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.275.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 63
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 61# 67
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 56# 70
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 61# 78
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 65
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 64# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 63# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 58# 75
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 52
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 64# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 60# 64
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 64# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 68# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 77
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 63
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 54# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 65# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 68
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 54# 83
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 76# 87
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 69
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 53# 61
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 79# 105
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 58# 72
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 92
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 65# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 63
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 70# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 72# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 74# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 76# 49
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 71
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 89# 74
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 90# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 91# 80
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 105# 104
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 110# 109
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats217528
   
Runs2469
   
Hits52145
   
Singles3382
   
Doubles1334
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs628
   
RBI3495
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2948
   
Strikeouts41152
   
Batting Average.240.275
   
On Base Pct.329.338
   
Slugging Pct.383.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.840
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats500535
   
Runs7779
   
Hits138143
   
Singles8378
   
Doubles3130
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2232
   
RBI8799
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7151
   
Strikeouts93153
   
Batting Average.275.267
   
On Base Pct.366.331
   
Slugging Pct.471.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
News 
 Los Angeles Angels 3B Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 at the plate on Friday, hitting a double along with an RBI single, and striking out once in the Angels' 4-2 loss to the Athletics.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, May 21st
Jared Walsh went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two total runs scored in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 25th
 Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, two walks and an RBI single in Tuesday's 10-5 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 18th
Jared Walsh went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a two-run shot in Wednesday's 6=5 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 19th
 Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a double in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 16th
Jared Walsh went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 12-0 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 11th
 Anthony Rendon batted 1-for-1 with an RBI single in his lone at bat in the loss to the Oakland As.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 14th
Jared Walsh went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 11-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 10th
 Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a double, a single and a run scored in Friday's 2-0 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, May 14th
Jared Walsh went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a single in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Nationals.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 8th
Notes 
 A medley of injuries limited Rendon to 58 games and 249 plate appearances in 2021. He batted over .300 in each of his last three seasons with the Nationals, but Rendon's BA slipped to .286 in the COVID-shortened 2020 season and bottomed out at a career-low .240 last year. When he's at his best, Rendon is a choosy hitter who racks up extra-base hits and makes significant contributions in every category except stolen bases. He's slightly past prime age, but we should still expect a bounce-back season from Rendon, and he's very affordable in drafts.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Walsh was outstanding in his rookie year, blasting 29 home runs and batting .277. His expected batting average (.257) and slugging percentage (.436) lagged significantly behind his actual numbers, but his 114.8 MPH maximum exit velocity was in the top six percent of MLB and suggests his power is real. Walsh couldn't hit a lick against lefties last year, as he batted just .170 against them with a .565 OPS. But, even if he loses time against them, his success against righties should be more than enough to keep him relevant. Buy him as a 30-homer bat but take at least 10 to 20 points off his batting average from last year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros