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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Santander or AJ Pollock (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
Anthony Santander
DH,LF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 125# 146
Best Rank# 92# 110
Worst Rank# 160# 199
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 225# 294
Best Rank# 213# 240
Worst Rank# 250# 401
   
Projections 
   
Runs6167
Home Runs2225
RBI7075
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.271.252
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 190
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 133# 152
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 127# 139
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 125# 135
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 136# 146
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 143# 144
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 121# 155
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 131# 136
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 133# 146
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 103# 125
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 129# 135
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 100# 160
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 140# 142
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 123# 152
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 135# 152
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 113# 135
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 130# 149
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 125# 158
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 126# 149
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 125# 145
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 127# 145
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 144# 145
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 120# 173
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 120# 166
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 106# 143
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 124# 148
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 136# 144
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 141# 142
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 92# 199
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 136# 146
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 97# 139
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 130# 132
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 99# 162
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 100# 137
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 130
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 125# 169
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 145# 110
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 152# 121
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 138# 128
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 138# 129
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 139# 135
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 151# 142
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 160# 150
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
Anthony Santander
DH,LF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats383406
   
Runs5354
   
Hits11498
   
Singles6556
   
Doubles2724
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2118
   
RBI6950
   
Stolen Bases91
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3023
   
Strikeouts80101
   
Batting Average.298.241
   
On Base Pct.356.286
   
Slugging Pct.538.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.894.720
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
Anthony Santander
DH,LF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats426508
   
Runs6167
   
Hits115128
   
Singles6872
   
Doubles2430
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI7075
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3231
   
Strikeouts98117
   
Batting Average.271.252
   
On Base Pct.322.296
   
Slugging Pct.486.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.756
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
Anthony Santander
DH,LF,RF - BAL
Anthony Santander
News 
 AJ Pollock batted 2-for-4 with a single, home run, and strikeout for one RBI in the win over the Yankees in game one of the doubleheader.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, May 22nd
Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander went 1-for-5 with one single, two RBIs, and a walk in Friday's 8-6 win over the Rays.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Sat, May 21st
 AJ Pollock batted 2-for-3 with a single, double, and strikeout in the 2-1 loss to the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 17th
Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBIs, three runs scored, and a walk in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Yankees.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Fri, May 20th
 AJ Pollock batted 1-for-2 with a single and a walk for one RBI in the win over the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 17th
Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Monday's 2-6 loss to the Yankees.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Tue, May 17th
 AJ Pollock batted 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a walk for one RBI in the loss to the Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Fri, May 13th
Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander went 1-for-5 with a home run in Friday's 2-4 loss to the Tigers.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Sat, May 14th
 AJ Pollock batted 2-for-5 with a single, a home run, and a walk for three RBIs in the loss to the Guardians.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 10th
Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander went 3-for-5 with two singles, one double, and one RBI in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Cardinals.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Wed, May 11th
Notes 
 Pollock reminded everyone last year why he was once such a desirable fantasy commodity. In just 117 games, he popped 21 home runs and added nine steals, all while batting .297. Pollock's issue has never been about his talent, and his career might be viewed differently if he could have stayed healthy. But his 117 games played last year represented his most since 2015, and given that he's already dealing with general soreness in the spring, it's highly unlikely that he'll surpass that number in his age-34 season. His skills have not declined much, and his 19% strikeout rate last year represented his best since 2017. So long as you factor in plenty of missed time, Pollock should again offer you fairly elite production on a game-by-game basis.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Santander dealt with a litany of injuries last year to his lower body, so the fact that he still popped 18 home runs in 100 games is rather impressive. He's admitted he is not 100% healthy after last year, which is obviously concerning with the season on the verge of beginning. Nevertheless, given Santander's ADP, he's well worth drafting. He's got 25 home runs in his bat easily if he can remain healthy, and his defense is so strong that he'll remain in the lineup even if he struggles offensively to start as he finds his footing. He rarely walks and so his runs scored total will never help you, but he's fine as a cheap outfield bat that always gets overlooked in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros