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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Hays or Willy Adames (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
41 of 43 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 116
Best Rank# 56# 87
Worst Rank# 120# 152
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 141# 240
Best Rank# 110# 225
Worst Rank# 167# 332
   
Projections 
   
Runs8174
Home Runs2523
RBI7673
Stolen Bases66
Batting Average.258.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 117
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 127
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 86# 105
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 85# 133
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 80# 121
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 73# 143
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 89# 141
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 65# 123
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 73# 117
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 85# 114
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 116
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 111
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 87# 113
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 131
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 122
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 77# 116
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 82# 122
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 82# 124
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 137
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 115
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 110
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 83# 98
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 110# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 78# 142
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 77# 146
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 74# 134
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 117
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 74# 125
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 64# 105
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 67# 152
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 130
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 98# 113
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 56# 115
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 81# 102
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 73# 119
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 73# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 77# 144
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 120# 149
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 122
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 147
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 89
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats496488
   
Runs7673
   
Hits129124
   
Singles7272
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2422
   
RBI7271
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5728
   
Strikeouts156107
   
Batting Average.260.254
   
On Base Pct.336.306
   
Slugging Pct.474.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538517
   
Runs8174
   
Hits139134
   
Singles8281
   
Doubles3026
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2523
   
RBI7673
   
Stolen Bases66
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks5932
   
Strikeouts168118
   
Batting Average.258.258
   
On Base Pct.332.302
   
Slugging Pct.459.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.790.753
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Austin Hays
LF,RF - BAL
Austin Hays
News 
 Willy Adames has been moved to the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 16) with a high ankle sprain.
Devon Bruce
Wed, May 18th
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
 Milwaukee Brewers SS Willy Adames (ankle) is set to miss his first game of the season on Monday due to an ankle injury suffered on Sunday.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
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
 Willy Adames suffered a left ankle sprain in Sunday's win against the Marlins.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 16th
Orioles outfielder Austin Hays is returning to the lineup Tuesday against the New York Yankees.
Kendall Capps
Tue, May 17th
 Willy Adames was removed from Sunday’s game against the Marlins with an ankle injury.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
Orioles OF Austin Hays (hand) is not in the lineup for Baltimore’s afternoon contest with the Detroit Tigers.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
 Brewers SS Willy Adames went 1-for-4 Saturday, hitting a solo home run in the Brewers' 9-3 loss to the Marlins.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
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
Notes 
 If ever a player needed a trade, it was Adames. In his career, he has batted just .217 with a .616 OPS in Tropicana Field. And he was particularly dreadful with the Rays last year, slashing .197/.254/.371. He was an entirely different player after his trade to the Brewers, hitting 20 home runs in 99 games, with nearly a .900 OPS. He's probably due for some regression, as he outperformed his expected batting average and slugging percentage pretty significantly last season. But even if you knock off 20% of what we saw him do with the Brewers last season, he'd still be a startable option in fantasy. He's unlikely to take the leap into stardom, but he can and should certainly maintain the leap he took last year into relevance.
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