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Who Should I Draft?

Fernando Tatis Jr. or Kyle Schwarber (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Kyle Schwarber
LF - PHI
Kyle Schwarber
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
24 of 26 experts
8%
Recommended by
2 of 26 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 31
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 37# 46
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 44
Best Rank# 14# 34
Worst Rank# 32# 55
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertSUS-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 32
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 20# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 23# 31
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 20# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 28
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 23# 37
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 19# 27
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 11# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 13# 37
   
Ethan Biddle
FantasyPros
# 16# 41
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 20# 42
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 25
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 21# 33
   
Taylor Tarter
Fastball Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 42
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 14# 45
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 21# 19
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Kyle Schwarber
LF - PHI
Kyle Schwarber
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats577
   
Runs100
   
Hits126
   
Singles56
   
Doubles21
   
Triples3
   
Home Runs46
   
RBI94
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing1
   
Walks86
   
Strikeouts200
   
Batting Average.218
   
On Base Pct.323
   
Slugging Pct.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Kyle Schwarber
LF - PHI
Kyle Schwarber
News 
 Fernando Tatis Jr. reports he is a full participant in baseball activities at Padres FanFest.
Brenton Kemp
Mon, Feb 6th
 
 San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. has begun taking batting practice.
Brenton Kemp
Wed, Feb 1st
 
Notes 
 Fernando Tatis Jr. is the glow-in-the-dark, neon-colored wild card sitting in every fantasy baseball draft of 2023. Tatis missed the entire 2022 season with injuries and a PED suspension in August. The injuries have been addressed: He surgically repaired his torn labrum shortly after his suspension for a nagging shoulder issue that plagued him, and he had surgery on his left wrist in October. The suspension will end on April 20, so fantasy managers don't have to take a long absence into account. It's just every other part of the picture that muddies the water. Tatis's raw skills are phenomenal; he hits the ball as hard as anyone in the game, runs extremely well, and gets on base. He will be surrounded by superstar talent in the San Diego lineup, and he will have SS and OF eligibility in 2023, but he probably won't be playing the demanding infield position. If someone could guarantee that 2021 Tatis is who we're getting, he'd be a Top 5 pick, but the variables are numerous, and the impact is unknown. Someone will spend a high-round draft pick on him, so you only have to ask yourself if it will be you.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Kyle Schwarber strikes out at such a large clip (29.9 K%) that it is easy to miss his dominance in other fantasy categories. In his age-29 season, he played 155 games, led the NL in home runs with 46, scored 100 runs, drove in 94, and stole 10 bases. His OBP was the second-lowest of his career at .323, but his xwOBA was .375, so hopefully, some improvement is in the cards for 2023. Schwarber batted leadoff for the vast majority of the season, but the acquisition of Trea Turner will most likely move him down in the order. It's possible they leave him in the 2-slot, especially until Bryce Harper returns, in which case he will continue to score runs and increase his RBI total. The Phillies will score in bunches, and Schwarber may have multi-position eligibility, depending on your league, which is not a bad fantasy asset to have at all as long as you can absorb the batting average.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros