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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Hays or Michael Brantley (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 116# 120
Best Rank# 87# 75
Worst Rank# 152# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 240# 216
Best Rank# 225# 143
Worst Rank# 332# 245
   
Projections 
   
Runs7470
Home Runs2313
RBI7360
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.258.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 141# 211
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 123# 161
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 117# 120
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 114# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 87# 117
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 116# 133
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 111# 119
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 131# 135
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 141
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 124# 133
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 115# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 110# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119# 146
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 142# 149
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 134# 135
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 117# 150
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 125# 161
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 115# 164
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 102# 149
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 93# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 144# 153
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 147# 156
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 98# 85
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 105# 104
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 105# 75
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 113# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 113# 96
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 116# 108
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 117# 90
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119# 89
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 121# 109
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 119
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 122# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 127# 116
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 130# 129
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 133# 132
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 137# 134
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 143# 105
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 146# 134
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 149# 127
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 152# 138
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats488469
   
Runs7368
   
Hits124146
   
Singles72106
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs228
   
RBI7147
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2833
   
Strikeouts10753
   
Batting Average.254.311
   
On Base Pct.306.362
   
Slugging Pct.459.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.765.799
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats517486
   
Runs7470
   
Hits134145
   
Singles81100
   
Doubles2630
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2313
   
RBI7360
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks3240
   
Strikeouts11865
   
Batting Average.258.297
   
On Base Pct.302.351
   
Slugging Pct.451.442
   
On-base Plus Slugging.753.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 Orioles outfielder Austin Hays went 1-for-5 with one single, a run scored, and a walk in Friday's 8-6 win over the Rays.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Sat, May 21st
Astros DH Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run off Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi in the second inning.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 18th
 Orioles outfielder Austin Hays went 3-for-4 with one single, two doubles, a RBI, and a run scored in Wednesday's 2-3 loss to the Yankees.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Thu, May 19th
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the suspended game picked up from Wednesday. He was given the night game off.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 13th
 Orioles outfielder Austin Hays is returning to the lineup Tuesday against the New York Yankees.
Kendall Capps
Tue, May 17th
Michael Brantley hit a game-tying RBI triple in the bottom of the 8th against Detroit Saturday. He finished 1-for-4 with a run scored and the RBI.
Kendall Capps
Sun, May 8th
 Orioles OF Austin Hays (hand) is not in the lineup for Baltimore’s afternoon contest with the Detroit Tigers.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with two RBI's in Houston's 7-2 win over Seattle Wednesday.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
 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
Michael Brantley is out of the lineup again on Saturday for the Astros' game against the Blue Jays because of health and safety protocols.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 30th
Notes 
 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
Brantley is one of the most consistent players in all of fantasy baseball, and so long as you're looking for what he gives you, there's nothing wrong with that. He's a lock to bat .300 and he'll generally offer decent runs and RBI totals batting in a strong Houston lineup. But the power that we saw in 2019 was an aberration at this point, and unless MLB uses juiced balls again, Brantley is likely to end up in the 10-12 home run range. At an advancing age, there's always reason to be concerned that he'll fall off a cliff, but nothing in his profile suggests that is imminent. Draft him for batting average but make sure you can make up the speed and power elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros