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Who Should I Draft?

Byron Buxton or Jose Altuve (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 39
Best Rank# 16# 27
Worst Rank# 63# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 55
Best Rank# 43# 32
Worst Rank# 116# 69
   
Projections 
   
Runs86102
Home Runs3226
RBI7876
Stolen Bases167
Batting Average.275.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 35
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 35# 37
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 63# 64
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 17# 47
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 25# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 44
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 23# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 39
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 57
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 35# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 52
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 42
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 50
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 32# 39
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 47
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 35# 45
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 37
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 35# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 34
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 29
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 34
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 60# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats235602
   
Runs50117
   
Hits72166
   
Singles30102
   
Doubles2332
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1931
   
RBI3283
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks1366
   
Strikeouts6291
   
Batting Average.306.276
   
On Base Pct.358.348
   
Slugging Pct.647.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.005.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats492574
   
Runs86102
   
Hits135157
   
Singles67101
   
Doubles3330
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3226
   
RBI7876
   
Stolen Bases167
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks3058
   
Strikeouts13396
   
Batting Average.275.274
   
On Base Pct.317.340
   
Slugging Pct.543.464
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.805
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
News 
 Byron Buxton is not in the Twins lineup on Friday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 27th
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Houston's 7-3 win over the Guardians.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 25th
 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
Jose Altuve continues to tear the cover off of the ball, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run, double and two runs scored.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
 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
Jose Altuve picked up four more hits against the Rangers Thursday, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 19th
 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
Jose Altuve led off Wednesday's game vs. the Red Sox with a solo home run. He finished 1-for-4 with the home run and two strikeouts.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 19th
 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
Jose Altuve continued his torrid stretch, going 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 16th
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 a forgettable short season in 2020, Altuve tied a career high with 31 home runs last year, scored a career-high 117 runs and had 83 RBI despite hitting in the leadoff spot. The peripherals suggest that Altuve's 2021 HR total was somewhat fluky and park-aided. Altuve used to be good for 30+ stolen bases a season, but he's had 11 SBs in his last two full seasons combined. The days of .300 batting averages may be gone, too. Altuve has been below .300 in each of the last three seasons and has batted .277 over that span. We should at least be able to count on a lot of runs with Altuve batting at the top of a stacked lineup, but the ceiling here isn't what it used to be. Exercise caution as Altuve enters his age-32 season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros