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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Ryan McMahon (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Ryan McMahon
2B,3B - COL
Ryan McMahon
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 98
Best Rank# 52# 78
Worst Rank# 193# 145
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 161
Best Rank# 67# 149
Worst Rank# 142# 201
   
Projections 
   
Runs7377
Home Runs1224
RBI5584
Stolen Bases45
Batting Average.286.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 125
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 69# 103
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 105# 112
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 87# 98
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 89# 104
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 100# 108
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 90# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 69# 100
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 103
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 80# 104
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106# 110
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 91# 104
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 84# 87
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 106
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 90# 100
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 70# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 93# 138
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 76# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 77# 86
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 85# 140
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 90# 95
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 80# 118
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 134# 145
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 68# 100
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 92# 101
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 100# 101
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 90
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 87# 78
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 90# 79
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 86
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 90
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 98# 90
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 102# 97
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 105# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 105
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 114# 81
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 126# 85
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 117
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 131# 114
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 149# 85
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 167# 101
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 193# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Ryan McMahon
2B,3B - COL
Ryan McMahon
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597527
   
Runs8480
   
Hits160133
   
Singles12577
   
Doubles2432
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1023
   
RBI5785
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7359
   
Strikeouts94147
   
Batting Average.268.252
   
On Base Pct.349.329
   
Slugging Pct.362.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.711.777
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Ryan McMahon
2B,3B - COL
Ryan McMahon
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats474524
   
Runs7377
   
Hits135134
   
Singles9879
   
Doubles2129
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1224
   
RBI5584
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4859
   
Strikeouts72158
   
Batting Average.286.255
   
On Base Pct.352.330
   
Slugging Pct.405.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Ryan McMahon
2B,3B - COL
Ryan McMahon
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
Ryan McMahon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Diego Sandoval
Fri, Jul 1st
 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
Ryan McMahon went 2-for-5 with two singles and an RBI in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Jun 23rd
 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
Ryan McMahon went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI double and an RBI single in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Marlins.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, Jun 22nd
 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
Ryan McMahon went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two singles and a walk in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Padres.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, Jun 19th
 DJ LeMahieu is not in the Yankees lineup Saturday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jun 11th
Ryan McMahon went 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double and a walk in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Padres.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, Jun 12th
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
McMahon showed that his poor performance during the shortened 2020 season was an aberration, as his 2021 statline was nearly identical to the one he put up in 2019. His batting average (.254), OBP (.331) and slugging percentage (.449) were all within four points of his 2019 mark and his counting stats were similarly comparable. There's a chance that McMahon makes some gains this season - he's entering his "magical" age-27 season and he cut his strikeout rate to 24.7% last year. But, given how closely his last two full seasons have mirrored one another, you can likely bank on a .250-ish average, 24 home runs, 145 combined runs and RBI, and five steals. Draft him with those numbers in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros