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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Vazquez or Nicky Lopez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Vazquez
C - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
23 of 41 experts
44%
Recommended by
18 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 167# 165
Best Rank# 119# 117
Worst Rank# 228# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 226# 258
Best Rank# 203# 234
Worst Rank# 281# 344
   
Projections 
   
Runs4665
Home Runs104
RBI4543
Stolen Bases615
Batting Average.259.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 161# 175
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 159# 170
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 172# 186
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 177
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 160# 161
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 142# 177
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 157# 160
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 143# 179
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 172# 188
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 166# 202
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 145# 168
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 146# 151
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 163# 177
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 144# 190
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 150# 196
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 162# 164
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 158# 170
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 150# 245
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 169
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 143# 247
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 169
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 162# 175
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 119# 142
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 167# 150
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 168# 161
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 168# 164
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 168# 164
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 168# 164
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 170# 161
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 170# 161
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 174# 161
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 174# 158
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 176# 147
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 183# 167
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 192# 129
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 228# 163
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 117
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 142
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 157
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 159
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 163
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Vazquez
C - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats458497
   
Runs5178
   
Hits118149
   
Singles88120
   
Doubles2321
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs62
   
RBI4943
   
Stolen Bases822
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks3349
   
Strikeouts8474
   
Batting Average.258.300
   
On Base Pct.308.365
   
Slugging Pct.352.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.659.744
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Vazquez
C - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats394480
   
Runs4665
   
Hits102130
   
Singles72100
   
Doubles2022
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs104
   
RBI4543
   
Stolen Bases615
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks3045
   
Strikeouts8076
   
Batting Average.259.271
   
On Base Pct.310.334
   
Slugging Pct.382.354
   
On-base Plus Slugging.693.688
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Vazquez
C - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
News 
 Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez finished 1-for-4 with an RBI single against the Rangers on Friday evening. Boston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 7-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, May 14th
Kansas City Royals 2B Nicky Lopez went 0-for-4 at the plate on Thursday, ultimately going hitless in the Royals' 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
 Christian Vazquez is not in the starting lineup for the Red Sox against the visiting Angels Tuesday night according to MLB.com's Ian Browne.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 3rd
Nicky Lopez went 2-for-5 with two singles and a run scored in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Yankees.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 2nd
 Redsox catcher Christian Vazquez was placed on the COVID-19 related Injured List on Tuesday.
Chris Clegg
Tue, Apr 19th
Nicky Lopez went 0-for-2 but walked twice in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the White Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, Apr 27th
 Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Monday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 18th
Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez went 2-for-3 Tuesday night, doubling twice and driving in one run in the Royals' 4-3 win over the Twins.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Apr 20th
 Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez picked up only his third hit of the season, going 1-3 in Saturday's 4-0 win over Minnesota.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Apr 16th
Nicky Lopez started at 2B and went 1-1 with a single and a walk in the Royals' first game of the spring.
Vince DiSilvio
Fri, Mar 18th
Notes 
 Vazquez's power fell off a cliff last year, as his barrel percentage and hard-hit rate plummeted to some of the worst in the league. He's 31 years old now, about the time that a catcher begins to head downhill, so expecting a rebound is probably overly optimistic. He'll likely still have decent runs and RBI for a catcher just by virtue of playing for the Red Sox, but he's no longer someone to draft as your starting backstop in a one-catcher league.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If they gave out fantasy points for soft contact, Lopez would be one of your leaders. He has five home runs in three combined seasons, and his career high in RBI is 43. He has some speed, as his 22 stolen bases showed last year, and he shouldn't hurt you in batting average. But batting ninth in a mediocre Kansas City lineup, with zero power upside, is just not a formula for success. There are better places to spend your late-round draft capital.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros