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Who Should I Draft?

Harrison Bader or Max Kepler (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Harrison Bader
CF - STL
Harrison Bader
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 138# 147
Best Rank# 108# 101
Worst Rank# 167# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 267# 291
Best Rank# 231# 230
Worst Rank# 403# 410
   
Projections 
   
Runs6674
Home Runs1924
RBI6070
Stolen Bases128
Batting Average.248.234
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 148# 157
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 140# 165
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 134# 145
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 125# 138
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 145# 151
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 152# 171
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 148# 197
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 127# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 145# 153
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 146# 154
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 143# 160
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 150# 151
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 148# 149
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 123# 142
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 140# 148
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 144# 145
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 116# 159
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 138# 146
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 141# 149
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 122# 135
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 132# 169
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 143# 156
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 148# 149
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 125# 161
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 148# 168
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 138# 160
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 143# 153
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 108# 125
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 159# 161
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 122# 189
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 128# 125
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 130# 112
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 139# 137
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 140# 136
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 143# 112
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 145# 143
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 147# 125
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 147# 145
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 147# 138
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 156# 101
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 158# 145
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 161# 146
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 167# 143
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Harrison Bader
CF - STL
Harrison Bader
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats367426
   
Runs4561
   
Hits9890
   
Singles6046
   
Doubles2121
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs1619
   
RBI5054
   
Stolen Bases910
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks2754
   
Strikeouts8596
   
Batting Average.267.211
   
On Base Pct.324.306
   
Slugging Pct.461.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.719
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Harrison Bader
CF - STL
Harrison Bader
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats468480
   
Runs6674
   
Hits116112
   
Singles6961
   
Doubles2525
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1924
   
RBI6070
   
Stolen Bases128
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks4460
   
Strikeouts128106
   
Batting Average.248.234
   
On Base Pct.313.318
   
Slugging Pct.430.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.764
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Harrison Bader
CF - STL
Harrison Bader
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
News 
 Cardinals CF Harrison Bader went 3-for-5 Thursday, singling three times, stealing one base, and scoring one run in the Cardinals' 7-6 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 19th
Max Kepler was removed from Tuesday's game against the Orioles with an illness, but tested negative for COVID.
Chris Clegg
Wed, May 4th
 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
Max Kepler went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 1st
 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
Max Kepler went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and an RBI single in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, Apr 30th
 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
Max Kepler went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs and a walk in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Tigers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Apr 28th
 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
Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and RBI double against the Tigers on Tuesday. He also struck out once in the contest. Minnesota defeated Detroit by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 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
Kepler's expected stats suggest he got pretty unlucky last year, as they looked a lot like his 2019 season where he hit 38 home runs and batted .252. On the plus side, he did swipe 10 bases, the first time he had reached double digits in that category in his career. His true outcome likely lies somewhere between his 2019 season and last year's numbers, and he's more of a .240, 20-homer bat. The bigger problem this year is that the Twins' lineup likely won't be strong, and his counting stats will take a hit. Kepler can fill in for you, just don't rely on him as a starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros