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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Byron Buxton (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 34
Best Rank# 16# 20
Worst Rank# 63# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 53
Best Rank# 43# 45
Worst Rank# 116# 59
   
Projections 
   
Runs8698
Home Runs3234
RBI7886
Stolen Bases166
Batting Average.275.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 38
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 35# 36
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 35# 39
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 33
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 17# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 42
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 23# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 33
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 60
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 35# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 53
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 23# 34
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 30
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 32# 33
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 25# 39
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 35# 37
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 38
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 25# 20
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 60# 28
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 32# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 31
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 43# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 34
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 52# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 42
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 47# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 63# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats235299
   
Runs5059
   
Hits7279
   
Singles3037
   
Doubles2319
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1922
   
RBI3250
   
Stolen Bases94
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1337
   
Strikeouts6279
   
Batting Average.306.264
   
On Base Pct.358.352
   
Slugging Pct.647.555
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.005.907
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats492523
   
Runs8698
   
Hits135139
   
Singles6777
   
Doubles3325
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3234
   
RBI7886
   
Stolen Bases166
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks3066
   
Strikeouts133132
   
Batting Average.275.266
   
On Base Pct.317.348
   
Slugging Pct.543.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.862
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Byron Buxton
CF - MIN
Byron Buxton
George Springer
CF,DH,RF - TOR
George Springer
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
George Springer went 1-for-4 with a triple and three RBI on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 17th
 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
George Springer is back in the Blue Jays' lineup for their Sunday game against the Rays. He is batting first and starting at DH.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
 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
George Springer is not starting Saturday’s game against the Rays after injuring his ankle crashing into the outfield wall on Friday.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Sat, May 14th
 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
George Springer was removed from Friday's game against the Rays with a left ankle sprain.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 13th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
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
Quad and knee injuries limited Springer to 78 games in his first season with the Blue Jays, but he mashed when healthy, with 22 HRs, 50 RBI and 59 runs in just 299 at-bats. Springer has consistently posted batting averages in the .260s or higher during his career, and he'll steal a handful of bases for you. Batting leadoff with Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero and Teoscar Hernandez behind him, Springer has a great chance to score 100 or more runs. He'll turn 33 in August, but he seems to be aging gracefully. Springer is a solid investment.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros