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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Crawford or AJ Pollock (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Crawford
SS - SF
Brandon Crawford
AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 123# 125
Best Rank# 90# 92
Worst Rank# 162# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 207# 225
Best Rank# 168# 213
Worst Rank# 215# 250
   
Projections 
   
Runs7061
Home Runs1922
RBI7570
Stolen Bases77
Batting Average.263.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 133
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 98# 160
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 123# 125
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 123# 136
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 140# 143
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 94# 131
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 123# 133
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 109# 129
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 126# 140
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 127# 135
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 124# 130
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 117# 125
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 124# 125
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 122# 127
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 108# 144
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 123# 141
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 136
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 145# 152
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 113# 139
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 90# 130
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 131# 145
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 124# 125
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 93# 92
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 104# 99
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 124# 121
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 126# 106
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 127# 124
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 127# 110
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 127# 126
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 127# 123
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 128# 127
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 130# 100
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 132# 97
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 133# 103
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 133# 113
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 137# 130
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 138# 120
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 139# 136
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 145# 138
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 150# 120
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 150# 138
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 156# 100
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 162# 151
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Crawford
SS - SF
Brandon Crawford
AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats483383
   
Runs7953
   
Hits144114
   
Singles8765
   
Doubles3027
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2421
   
RBI9069
   
Stolen Bases119
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks5630
   
Strikeouts10580
   
Batting Average.298.298
   
On Base Pct.373.356
   
Slugging Pct.522.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.895.894
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Crawford
SS - SF
Brandon Crawford
AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats493426
   
Runs7061
   
Hits130115
   
Singles8068
   
Doubles2824
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1922
   
RBI7570
   
Stolen Bases77
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5132
   
Strikeouts11398
   
Batting Average.263.271
   
On Base Pct.332.322
   
Slugging Pct.440.486
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Crawford
SS - SF
Brandon Crawford
AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
News 
 San Fransisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 at the plate on Friday, hitting an RBI single, and walking once in the Giants' 8-7 loss to the Padres.
Josh Thiessen
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
 Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with an RBI single, a triple, another single and a run scored in Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Rockies.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 18th
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
 Brandon Crawford went 1-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday's 8-2 win over the Cardinals.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, May 14th
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
 Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, an RBI groundout and two total runs scored in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Rockies.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 11th
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
 Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Rockies.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 11th
AJ Pollock went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Nate Lowenthal
Wed, May 4th
Notes 
 You don't often see 34-year-old shortstops putting up massive career years, but that's exactly what we saw from Crawford in 2021. He set career bests in each of the five rotisserie categories, while beating his averages in strikeout and walk percentage. Crawford's quality of contact improved a bit, but not enough to make you think he's suddenly a completely different player than he had been his whole career. Don't bet on a repeat performance, but don't completely ignore Crawford in your drafts, as many managers likely will. The San Francisco offense is strong, and the park is less pitcher-friendly than it used to be. Crawford is more than capable of being your middle infielder in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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