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Who Should I Draft?

Byron Buxton or Tyler O'Neill (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Tyler O'Neill
LF - STL
Tyler O'Neill
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 37
Best Rank# 16# 19
Worst Rank# 63# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 58
Best Rank# 43# 47
Worst Rank# 116# 130
   
Projections 
   
Runs8687
Home Runs3234
RBI7888
Stolen Bases1613
Batting Average.275.261
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 42
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 35# 45
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 35# 36
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 40
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 17# 36
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 25# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 36
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 19
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 37
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 41
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 50
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 55
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 42
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 63
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 30
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 39
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 32# 31
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 32
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 35# 34
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 35# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 25
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 35
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 26
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 38
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 60# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 63# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Tyler O'Neill
LF - STL
Tyler O'Neill
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats235482
   
Runs5089
   
Hits72138
   
Singles3076
   
Doubles2326
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1934
   
RBI3280
   
Stolen Bases915
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks1338
   
Strikeouts62168
   
Batting Average.306.286
   
On Base Pct.358.352
   
Slugging Pct.647.560
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.005.912
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Tyler O'Neill
LF - STL
Tyler O'Neill
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats492522
   
Runs8687
   
Hits135136
   
Singles6775
   
Doubles3325
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3234
   
RBI7888
   
Stolen Bases1613
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks3045
   
Strikeouts133176
   
Batting Average.275.261
   
On Base Pct.317.319
   
Slugging Pct.543.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.827
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Tyler O'Neill
LF - STL
Tyler O'Neill
News 
 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
Cardinals LF Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-5 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Mets, singling and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
 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
Cardinals LF Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-4 Saturday, singling and scoring one run in the Cardinals' 13-7 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
 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
Cardinals LF Tyler O'Neill went 2-for-5 Thursday, doubling and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 6th
 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
Cardinals LF Tyler O'Neill went 2-for-4 Wednesday, hitting one triple and one home run to drive in three runs while also scoring two runs in the Cardinals' 10-0 win over the Royals.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 4th
 It would appear to be a precautionary move by the Twins after their star player was hit on the hand by an errant pitch yesterday. According to Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Buxton is available off the bench today.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Sat, Apr 30th
Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-4 with a RBI during Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the Royals.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, May 4th
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
You could do a lot worse than O'Neil as your second outfielder. You're in great shape if somehow your third outfielder. He's a second-tier five-category guy, although O'Neill's .366 BABIP in 2021 suggests that he's probably not going to bat .286 again. The peripherals suggest that O'Neill's power is legit, however. He's not a guy you reach for, but if he starts to fall, grab him. O'Neill is only 26, so it's possible he'll turn in a season that ends up much better than his ADP.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros