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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Lowe or Christian Yelich (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Christian Yelich
DH,LF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 56
Best Rank# 34# 37
Worst Rank# 89# 72
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 70# 93
Best Rank# 61# 80
Worst Rank# 93# 101
   
Projections 
   
Runs9190
Home Runs3523
RBI9177
Stolen Bases714
Batting Average.251.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 57
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 49# 53
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 57
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 53
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 45# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 69
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 47# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 52
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 52# 68
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 54
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 72
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 45# 59
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 39# 43
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 48# 54
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 37# 52
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 43# 64
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 51
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 72
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 47# 43
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 44
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 53# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 46
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 52
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 58# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 52
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 52
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 67# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 68# 58
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 72# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 54
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 89# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Christian Yelich
DH,LF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats535398
   
Runs9770
   
Hits13299
   
Singles6269
   
Doubles3119
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs399
   
RBI9951
   
Stolen Bases79
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6869
   
Strikeouts167113
   
Batting Average.247.249
   
On Base Pct.340.362
   
Slugging Pct.523.374
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.736
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Christian Yelich
DH,LF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528506
   
Runs9190
   
Hits133134
   
Singles6782
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3523
   
RBI9177
   
Stolen Bases714
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks6486
   
Strikeouts166146
   
Batting Average.251.265
   
On Base Pct.332.372
   
Slugging Pct.502.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Christian Yelich
DH,LF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Rays 2B Brandon Lowe has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back. He will be held out of baseball activities for three weeks and then be re-evaluated.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, May 17th
Christian Yelich went 0-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-3 Brewers victory in Miami.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 16th
 Tampa Bay Rays 2B Brandon Lowe will officially be placed on the IL on Monday as he deals with a back issue.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
Brewers DH Christian Yelich hit for the cycle Thursday, scoring two runs and driving in three runs in the Brewers' 14-11 loss to the Reds.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 12th
 Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe went 0-for-3 against the Angels on Tuesday. The entire lineup was held hitless. Tampa Bay was ultimately defeated in Los Angeles by a score of 12-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 11th
Brewers DH Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 Saturday, doubling and scoring one run in the Brewers' 3-2 loss to the Braves.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
 Brandon Lowe went 1-for-4 with a run scored and his first stolen base of the season on Friday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 29th
Brewers DH Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 Friday night, singling twice and driving in one run in the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Braves.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 7th
 Brandon Lowe went 2-for-5 with a run scored on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 27th
Brewers LF Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 Thursday, doubling, homering, scoring three runs and driving in two runs in the Brewers' 10-5 win over the Reds.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 5th
Notes 
 In 2021, Lowe became a full-time player for the first time in his career and responded with 39 HRs, 99 RBI and 97 runs. He batted only .247 last year and struck out 167 times in 615 plate appearances. Lowe has also struggled against lefties throughout his career. But Lowe's first-half/second-half splits were eye-opening. He was batting .208 at the All-Star break; Lowe batted .292 after the break and dramatically reduced his strikeout rate without sacrificing any power. If the second-half adjustments stick, Lowe might actually be able to improve upon his breakout season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The way you regard Yelich depends on what type of fantasy manager you are. Do you like rolling the dice on potential superstars who can't stay upright? Or would you rather take a lesser player and know you'll get 150 games out of him? If you're in the latter category, Yelich is probably on your do-not-draft list. His upside is huge, but the now-30-year-old outfielder dealt with serious back issues last season, and back injuries have a tendency to reoccur.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros