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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Brandon Lowe (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Anthony Rizzo
1B - NYY
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 87
Best Rank# 34# 51
Worst Rank# 89# 123
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 70# 162
Best Rank# 61# 89
Worst Rank# 93# 188
   
Projections 
   
Runs9178
Home Runs3526
RBI9178
Stolen Bases76
Batting Average.251.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 99
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 49# 88
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 53# 74
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 90
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 111
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 84
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 47# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 93
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 96
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 78
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 88
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 94
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 105
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 81
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 45# 99
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 107
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 47# 89
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 90
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 105
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 123
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 100
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 52# 93
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 95
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 67# 99
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 82
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 118
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 113
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 45# 84
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 39# 95
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 48# 67
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 58# 75
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 37# 109
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 43# 78
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 98
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 76
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 68# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 72# 57
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 89# 77
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Anthony Rizzo
1B - NYY
Anthony Rizzo
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats535496
   
Runs9773
   
Hits132122
   
Singles6274
   
Doubles3123
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3922
   
RBI9961
   
Stolen Bases76
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks6852
   
Strikeouts16787
   
Batting Average.247.246
   
On Base Pct.340.342
   
Slugging Pct.523.438
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.780
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Anthony Rizzo
1B - NYY
Anthony Rizzo
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528505
   
Runs9178
   
Hits133131
   
Singles6780
   
Doubles2823
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3526
   
RBI9178
   
Stolen Bases76
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks6462
   
Strikeouts16692
   
Batting Average.251.259
   
On Base Pct.332.340
   
Slugging Pct.502.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Anthony Rizzo
1B - NYY
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Rays 2B Brandon Lowe has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back. He will be held out of baseball activities for three weeks and then be re-evaluated.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, May 17th
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in New York's 6-2 win in Baltimore.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
 Tampa Bay Rays 2B Brandon Lowe will officially be placed on the IL on Monday as he deals with a back issue.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a 1-0 New York victory over Texas on Monday afternoon.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 9th
 Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe went 0-for-3 against the Angels on Tuesday. The entire lineup was held hitless. Tampa Bay was ultimately defeated in Los Angeles by a score of 12-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 11th
Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 and left three runners on base in a 2-1 New York loss Wednesday in Toronto.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
 Brandon Lowe went 1-for-4 with a run scored and his first stolen base of the season on Friday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 29th
Anthony Rizzo took Kris Bubic deep in the first inning of the Yankees' 12-2 win over the Royals on Friday night.
Kelly Kirby
Sat, Apr 30th
 Brandon Lowe went 2-for-5 with a run scored on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 27th
Anthony Rizzo smacked three home runs while driving in six and scoring four himself during New York's 12-8 rout of Baltimore.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, Apr 26th
Notes 
 In 2021, Lowe became a full-time player for the first time in his career and responded with 39 HRs, 99 RBI and 97 runs. He batted only .247 last year and struck out 167 times in 615 plate appearances. Lowe has also struggled against lefties throughout his career. But Lowe's first-half/second-half splits were eye-opening. He was batting .208 at the All-Star break; Lowe batted .292 after the break and dramatically reduced his strikeout rate without sacrificing any power. If the second-half adjustments stick, Lowe might actually be able to improve upon his breakout season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Rizzo re-signed with the Yankees this offseason, and that's pretty much as good a landing spot as fantasy managers could have hoped for. His counting stats will benefit with the strong lineup and short porch in right, and he still has productive seasons ahead of him. But Rizzo is a different player now than he was in his heyday, and the days of 30 home runs, double-digit steals, or batting averages in the high .200s are over. He can be useful for fantasy managers, but he's a low-end first baseman or decent corner infielder in mixed leagues at this point in his career. Nothing more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros