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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Hays or Alex Verdugo (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 116
Best Rank# 78# 87
Worst Rank# 136# 152
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 166# 240
Best Rank# 125# 225
Worst Rank# 194# 332
   
Projections 
   
Runs7974
Home Runs1523
RBI6573
Stolen Bases76
Batting Average.289.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 117
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 127
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 95# 105
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 114# 133
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 121
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 78# 143
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 97# 141
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 105# 123
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 88# 117
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 94# 114
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 99# 116
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 111
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 131
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 122
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 81# 116
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 122
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 93# 124
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102# 137
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 92# 115
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 91# 110
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 117# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 142
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 136# 146
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 134
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 117
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 95# 125
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 115# 152
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 130
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 93# 113
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 87# 115
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 97# 102
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 95# 119
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 92# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 106# 144
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 94# 149
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 122
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 147
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 89# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 107# 98
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 113# 105
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 125# 113
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544488
   
Runs8873
   
Hits157124
   
Singles11072
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs1322
   
RBI6371
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks5128
   
Strikeouts96107
   
Batting Average.289.254
   
On Base Pct.351.306
   
Slugging Pct.427.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats525517
   
Runs7974
   
Hits152134
   
Singles10181
   
Doubles3426
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1523
   
RBI6573
   
Stolen Bases76
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4932
   
Strikeouts97118
   
Batting Average.289.258
   
On Base Pct.349.302
   
Slugging Pct.445.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.794.753
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
News 
 Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-3 with a double and walk against the Braves on Wednesday evening. He also scored a run and struck out once in the contest. Boston ultimately fell to Atlanta by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
Orioles OF Austin Hays (hand) is not in the lineup for Baltimore’s afternoon contest with the Detroit Tigers.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
 Boston Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo went 0-for-4 from the plate with a strikeout during a 8-0 loss to the Angels.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Fri, May 6th
Orioles outfielder Austin Hays went 4-for-4 with four singles during Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Royals, then followed that up by going 1-for-3 with a double in Game 2. He also drew a pair of walks between the two contests.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 8th
 Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-4 Thursday, singling in the Red Sox' 1-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Apr 29th
Orioles outfielder Austin Hays went 2-for-4 with a single and solo homer against the Twins on Thursday evening. He also struck out once in the contest. Baltimore ultimately defeated Minnesota by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 5th
 Alex Verdugo went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Friday against the Rays.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
Orioles outfielder Austin Hays went 1-for-3 with a single and sac fly against the Twins on Wednesday. He finished the day with two RBI and a strikeout. Baltimore ultimately defeated Minnesota by a score of 9-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 4th
 Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo got the scoring started Saturday, taking Twins starter Sonny Gray deep for a two-run home run in the second inning. That was his lone hit in three at-bats.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Apr 16th
Orioles outfielder Austin Hays went 4-for-5 with a single and three doubles against the Yankees on Thursday. He recorded a run and RBI in the process. Baltimore fell to New York by a score of 10-5.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 29th
Notes 
 Verdugo is a reliable option for batting average, as he's batted at least .289 in three straight seasons. He doesn't have a ton of pop or speed, though he'll at least chip in with home runs and steals, and because he'll bat near the top of the Red Sox lineup, should be an asset in runs scored. Think of a poor man's version of Michael Brantley in his prime and that's what Verdugo will give you, and that's plenty valuable for fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Hays finally made good on his prospect pedigree, hitting 22 home runs and topping 140 combined runs and RBI. It wasn't perfect - he walked only 5.3% of the time and his hard-hit rate and exit velocity were mediocre. But he had a strong close to th season with 12 home runs and 35 RBI over the final two months of the season. Just 26 years old, there's plenty of room for growth, though the new dimensions in Camden Yards may keep his power in check a bit. Buy him at his 2021 numbers and understand there's plenty of room for growth.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros