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Who Should I Draft?

Byron Buxton or Alex Bregman (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Alex Bregman
3B - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 54
Best Rank# 16# 25
Worst Rank# 63# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 75
Best Rank# 43# 33
Worst Rank# 116# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs8686
Home Runs3224
RBI7887
Stolen Bases163
Batting Average.275.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 49
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 35# 46
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 63# 66
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 17# 48
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 25# 82
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 57
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 46
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 23# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 57
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 46
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 35# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 64
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 79
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 25
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 60
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 64
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 92
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 68
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 32# 45
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 62
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 35# 49
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 57
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 88
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 35# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 44
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 30
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 60# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Alex Bregman
3B - HOU
Alex Bregman
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats235348
   
Runs5054
   
Hits7294
   
Singles3065
   
Doubles2317
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1912
   
RBI3255
   
Stolen Bases91
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1344
   
Strikeouts6253
   
Batting Average.306.270
   
On Base Pct.358.355
   
Slugging Pct.647.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.005.777
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Alex Bregman
3B - HOU
Alex Bregman
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats492517
   
Runs8686
   
Hits135140
   
Singles6782
   
Doubles3332
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3224
   
RBI7887
   
Stolen Bases163
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks3079
   
Strikeouts13385
   
Batting Average.275.271
   
On Base Pct.317.368
   
Slugging Pct.543.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.838
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Alex Bregman
3B - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 Byron Buxton went 0-for-4 on Wednesday but walked twice and scored two runs during the 14-4 route over the Athletics.
Brad Richter
Thu, May 19th
Houston Astros 3B Alex Bregman (rest) is out of the lineup on Wednesday as the team will elect to give hime a rest day.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, May 18th
 OF Byron Buxton is out of the lineup Tuesday. He worked out on the field pregame but is still dealing with the hip injury that caused him to leave the game Saturday.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, May 10th
In the suspended game picked up from Wednesday, Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. He then went 0-5 in the night cap.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 13th
 Byron Buxton left Saturday's game early due to right hip tightness, according to acting manager Jayce Tingler. He is considered day-to-day at this point.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Sat, May 7th
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman continues to warm up. He finished the game 2-for-3 with two RBI's in a 5-0 win.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 11th
 Byron Buxton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a single and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 1st
Alex Bregman hit his fifth home run of the season Sunday, taking Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez deep for a solo shot. He also walked and scored another run in a 5-0 win.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 9th
 Byron Buxton is back in the Twins' lineup for their Sunday game against the Rays. He is batting leadoff and playing center field.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 1st
Alex Bregman provided much of the offense for Houston vs. the Mariners. He finished 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and three RBI's.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
Notes 
 Get a season of reasonably good health out of Buxton and you're likely to run a profit, probably a big one. But what are the chances he'll play 150 or more games? In the five non-COVID years that he's been on the Twins' Opening Day roster, Buxton has averaged 81.6 games played and 271.2 at-bats. In 2021, Buxton missed 39 games with a strained hip, then broke his hand after being hit with a pitch in his third game back, causing him to miss another month. When healthy, Buxton will steal a lot of bases and score plenty of runs. He's added power, too, and he batted .306 over 61 games last year. Still only 28, Buxton has upside galore, but the risk level here is enormous.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
After his monster 2019 season (.296, 41 HRs, 112 RBI), Bregman's last two campaigns have been disappointing. Quad and hamstring issues limited him to .348 ABs last season, and he batted .270 with 12 HRs, 55 RBI and 54 runs. Uninspiring Statcast numbers suggest that another 40 HR season isn't in the cards. Bregman is a career .281 hitter, however, and he'll make worthwhile contributions in RBI and runs. Just don't pay for the Bregman of 2018-2019.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros