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Who Should I Draft?

Harrison Bader or Eduardo Escobar (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eduardo Escobar
1B,2B,3B - NYM
Eduardo Escobar
Harrison Bader
CF - STL
Harrison Bader
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 135# 138
Best Rank# 98# 108
Worst Rank# 189# 167
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 194# 267
Best Rank# 147# 231
Worst Rank# 209# 403
   
Projections 
   
Runs6966
Home Runs2419
RBI7960
Stolen Bases212
Batting Average.247.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 112# 148
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 120# 140
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 132# 134
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 140# 145
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 114# 148
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 132# 158
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 144# 146
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 141# 143
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 138# 150
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 138# 148
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 136# 140
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 123# 144
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 133# 138
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 138# 141
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 118# 122
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 127# 132
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 126# 143
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 143# 147
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 138# 143
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 114# 125
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 125# 148
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 125# 138
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 122# 143
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 112# 161
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 98# 108
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 114# 159
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 167
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 120# 116
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 136# 122
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 131# 123
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 145# 125
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 134# 127
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 129# 128
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 170# 130
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 171# 139
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 140
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 148# 145
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 154# 145
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 159# 147
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 174# 147
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 174# 148
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 159# 152
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 189# 156
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Eduardo Escobar
1B,2B,3B - NYM
Eduardo Escobar
Harrison Bader
CF - STL
Harrison Bader
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats547367
   
Runs7645
   
Hits13898
   
Singles8060
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2816
   
RBI9050
   
Stolen Bases19
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks4827
   
Strikeouts12385
   
Batting Average.252.267
   
On Base Pct.313.324
   
Slugging Pct.470.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.783.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Eduardo Escobar
1B,2B,3B - NYM
Eduardo Escobar
Harrison Bader
CF - STL
Harrison Bader
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528468
   
Runs6966
   
Hits130116
   
Singles7769
   
Doubles2425
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2419
   
RBI7960
   
Stolen Bases212
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4544
   
Strikeouts119128
   
Batting Average.247.248
   
On Base Pct.306.313
   
Slugging Pct.444.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.743
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Eduardo Escobar
1B,2B,3B - NYM
Eduardo Escobar
Harrison Bader
CF - STL
Harrison Bader
News 
 Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored on Sunday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader went 1-for-5 with a single against the Giants on Sunday night. He stole second base and eventually scored. St. Louis ultimately clobbered San Francsco by a score of 15-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, May 16th
 Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 3rd
Cardinals CF Harrison Bader went 1-for-3 Tuesday, hitting a two-run inside-the-park home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 loss to the Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 11th
 Eduardo Escobar hit a solo shot off Giants' starter Anthony DeSclafani in the second inning for his first long ball of the season. It was his lone hit in three at-bats while adding a walk.
Brad Richter
Fri, Apr 22nd
Cardinals CF Harrison Bader went 3-for-4 Saturday, singling three times, stealing one base, and scoring two runs in the Cardinals' 13-7 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
  Cardinals CF Harrison Bader went 1-for-4 Friday night, hitting a two-run home run in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 7th
  Cardinals CF Harrison Bader went 1-for-4 Wednesday, singling, scoring one run, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 10-0 win over the Royals.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 4th
Notes 
 Escobar rarely gets much love from fantasy managers, probably because everything under the hood doesn't usually support his numbers. He almost always outperforms his expected statistics, and he offers no help in batting average or steals. But he does have plenty of pop (53 homers over his last two full seasons, at least 21 in each of his last four), and he's been a plus in runs scored and RBI despite playing on mediocre teams. He'll now be the everyday third baseman for the Mets, so managers can enjoy his dual eligibility, and his placement in the middle of a strong lineup should keep all his counting stats afloat. There's not a ton of upside with Escobar, but there's a high floor.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bader has always been known as a defensive outfielder, but his offensive game picked up last year. He cut his strikeout rate six points from his career mark and set a career best in home runs (16) and RBI (50), Bader has never had more than 427 plate appearances in a season, but he could easily steal 20 bases if stays healthy, as he ranks in the 97th percentile in sprint speed. Consider him akin to Tommy Pham around his prime in a best-case scenario, and given his ADP, he's a solid investment.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros