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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Taylor or DJ LeMahieu (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Chris Taylor
2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - LAD
Chris Taylor
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 88
Best Rank# 52# 71
Worst Rank# 193# 159
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 131
Best Rank# 67# 121
Worst Rank# 142# 172
   
Projections 
   
Runs7378
Home Runs1219
RBI5573
Stolen Bases410
Batting Average.286.256
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 91
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 69# 85
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 87# 88
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 89# 92
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 100# 109
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 69# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 86
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 85
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 80# 88
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 114# 148
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 103
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 84# 88
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 90
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 70# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 93# 159
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 76# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 77# 111
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 85# 102
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 80# 99
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 68# 99
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 92# 96
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 86
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 149# 71
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 90# 71
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 71
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 76
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 87# 77
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 100# 81
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 90# 82
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 134# 86
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 105# 87
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 90# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 91# 87
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 90# 88
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 102# 90
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 131# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106# 95
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 98# 96
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 96
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 167# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 126# 109
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 193# 129
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Chris Taylor
2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - LAD
Chris Taylor
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597506
   
Runs8492
   
Hits160129
   
Singles12580
   
Doubles2425
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs1020
   
RBI5773
   
Stolen Bases413
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks7363
   
Strikeouts94167
   
Batting Average.268.255
   
On Base Pct.349.345
   
Slugging Pct.362.439
   
On-base Plus Slugging.711.784
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Chris Taylor
2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - LAD
Chris Taylor
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats474491
   
Runs7378
   
Hits135126
   
Singles9874
   
Doubles2128
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs1219
   
RBI5573
   
Stolen Bases410
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4858
   
Strikeouts72154
   
Batting Average.286.256
   
On Base Pct.352.335
   
Slugging Pct.405.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.772
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Chris Taylor
2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - LAD
Chris Taylor
News 
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a home run, two walks, three runs scored and a stolen base in New York’s 13-4 win in Game 1 on Saturday afternoon.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, Jul 3rd
The CT scan on Chris Taylor's left foot revealed a fracture and he is likely to go on the IL on Wednesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jul 5th
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in New York’s 6-3 extra inning victory over Houston on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, Jun 26th
Chris Taylor is having a CT scan done on his foot Tuesday. He aggravated an existing injury during Monday's game.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, Jul 5th
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBIs in New York’s 5-4 loss in Tampa on Tuesday.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, Jun 22nd
Chris Taylor went 3-for-3 at the plate on Sunday, hitting two singles along with the game winning RBI double as the Dodgers beat the Braves 5-3 in extra innings.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, Jun 27th
 DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in New York’s 12-3 win against the Blue Jays on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, Jun 18th
Chris Taylor went 3-for-5 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting two doubles along with a single, and striking out twice as the Dodgers went on to win over the Reds in a 8-2 game.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, Jun 22nd
 DJ LeMahieu is not in the Yankees lineup Saturday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jun 11th
Chris Taylor is in the Dodgers starting lineup Tuesday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jun 14th
Notes 
 LeMahieu seems like the poster child for the effect of the juiced ball. After drastically increasing his home run power over the previous few seasons, he hit just 10 home runs last year and his slugging percentage dropped to .362. LeMahieu had offseason surgery to repair a hernia, so perhaps his injury was bothering him longer than he let on and is responsible for his down year. But it's equally possible that at 33 years old, and without the juiced ball, LeMahieu just isn't as valuable a fantasy commodity as he used to be. Chances are, at the very least, that the days of a .300-plus batting average are gone, and now with likely low-teens home run potential, LeMahieu is more of a late-round pick whose main value is his position flexibility.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Taylor had an excellent season, hitting 20 homers and stealing 13 bases while playing all over the diamond as usual. The Dodgers rewarded him with a four-year, $60 million deal, which pretty much guarantees that he'll find his way into the lineup nearly every day. He won't wow you in any category but given his position flexibility and placement in the best lineup in baseball, Taylor is an ideal player for any fantasy team who should offer similar numbers to last year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros