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Who Should I Draft?

Eloy Jimenez or Byron Buxton (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 38
Best Rank# 16# 22
Worst Rank# 63# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 57
Best Rank# 43# 53
Worst Rank# 116# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs8673
Home Runs3231
RBI7894
Stolen Bases161
Batting Average.275.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 36
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 35# 40
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 35# 38
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 49
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 17# 40
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 25# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 35
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 43
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 33
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 23# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 49
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 32
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 44
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 58
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 59
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 32# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 42
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 44
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 63# 24
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 27
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 35# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 30
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 31
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 35# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 39
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 60# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats235213
   
Runs5023
   
Hits7253
   
Singles3033
   
Doubles2310
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1910
   
RBI3237
   
Stolen Bases90
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1316
   
Strikeouts6257
   
Batting Average.306.249
   
On Base Pct.358.303
   
Slugging Pct.647.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.005.740
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats492541
   
Runs8673
   
Hits135147
   
Singles6787
   
Doubles3329
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3231
   
RBI7894
   
Stolen Bases161
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks3038
   
Strikeouts133143
   
Batting Average.275.272
   
On Base Pct.317.320
   
Slugging Pct.543.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.820
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 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
Eloy Jimenez was placed on the 10-day IL on Sunday and is preliminarily expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a right hamstring tear.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 24th
 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
Eloy Jimenez, who was carted off the field on Saturday with a hamstring injury, has reportedly suffered a right hamstring tear, according to Jon Heyman.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
 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
Eloy Jimenez was removed from Saturday's game against the Twins with right hamstring soreness.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
 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
White Sox OF Eloy Jimenez is out of the lineup for at least the first game of Wednesday's double header in Cleveland as reported by Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, Apr 20th
 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
White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez picked up his first couple hits since returning to action. He missed Thursday's game with an ankle contusion.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Apr 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
Give the ascending slugger a mulligan for an ill-fated 2021 season. Jimenez ruptured a pectoral tendon in a spring training game and didn't come back until July 26. His surface stats in his 55 games were decent - 10 HRs, 37 RBI a .249 average - but Jimenez didn't live up to the promise he showed in the shortened 2020 season, when he had 14 HRs, 41 RBI and a .296 average. Expect a rebound and substantial power numbers. Speed isn't part of the package - he's played 232 career games and still hasn't stolen a base - but that's the only weakness here. It's only a matter of time before Jimenez gives us a 40 HR season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros