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Who Should I Draft?

Jake Cronenworth or DJ LeMahieu (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 90
Best Rank# 59# 52
Worst Rank# 133# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 117
Best Rank# 79# 67
Worst Rank# 138# 142
   
Projections 
   
Runs8673
Home Runs1812
RBI7355
Stolen Bases74
Batting Average.275.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 109
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 78# 105
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 83# 87
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 89
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 87# 100
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 73# 131
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 80# 90
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 114
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 102# 106
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 93
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 91
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 76# 84
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 79# 90
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 76# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 84# 126
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 89# 167
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 105
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 80
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 69# 134
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 97
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 133# 193
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 78# 92
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 71# 87
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 73# 149
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 76# 100
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 129
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 72# 70
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 74# 72
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 75# 69
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 52
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 82# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 85# 76
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 86# 85
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 87# 68
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 87# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 95# 93
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 97# 90
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 103# 98
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 105# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567597
   
Runs9484
   
Hits151160
   
Singles90125
   
Doubles3324
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2110
   
RBI7157
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5573
   
Strikeouts9094
   
Batting Average.266.268
   
On Base Pct.340.349
   
Slugging Pct.460.362
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.711
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats547474
   
Runs8673
   
Hits150135
   
Singles9398
   
Doubles3321
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs1812
   
RBI7355
   
Stolen Bases74
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks5448
   
Strikeouts9472
   
Batting Average.275.286
   
On Base Pct.340.352
   
Slugging Pct.451.405
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.757
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth provided much of the offense for San Diego Wednesday. He went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in a 4-0 win over the DBacks.
Kendall Capps
Thu, Jun 30th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a home run, two walks, three runs scored and a stolen base in New York’s 13-4 win in Game 1 on Saturday afternoon.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, Jul 3rd
 Padres 2B Jake Cronenworth hit his 7th home run of the season in San Diego's 4-1 win over the DBacks Monday.
Kendall Capps
Tue, Jun 21st
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in New York’s 6-3 extra inning victory over Houston on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, Jun 26th
 Padres 2B Jake Cronenworth joined the party Wednesday night, going 3-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs. San Diego crushed the Cubs 19-5.
Kendall Capps
Thu, Jun 16th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBIs in New York’s 5-4 loss in Tampa on Tuesday.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, Jun 22nd
 Jake Cronenworth went 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored in San Diego's 12-5 win over the Cubs Tuesday.
Kendall Capps
Wed, Jun 15th
DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in New York’s 12-3 win against the Blue Jays on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, Jun 18th
 Jake Cronenworth picked up three singles in San Diego's 4-1 win over the Cubs Monday. He finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Kendall Capps
Tue, Jun 14th
DJ LeMahieu is not in the Yankees lineup Saturday against the Cubs.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jun 11th
Notes 
 Cronenworth quietly had a very solid season for the Padres, totaling 21 home runs and exactly an .800 OPS. He's not an exciting player - he doesn't have a ton of power or speed and his batting average won't wow you. But he'll bat second for the Padres this year and so you can expect him to challenge the 94 runs scored he totaled last season. He also struck out just 14% of the time last year, which ranked in the top 10% in MLB, so he's unlikely to endure prolonged slumps, and consistent production goes further in today's fantasy landscape than it used to. Add to that his multi-position eligibility and Cronenworth makes an ideal part of any fantasy team, particularly one with daily lineup changes.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
LeMahieu seems like the poster child for the effect of the juiced ball. After drastically increasing his home run power over the previous few seasons, he hit just 10 home runs last year and his slugging percentage dropped to .362. LeMahieu had offseason surgery to repair a hernia, so perhaps his injury was bothering him longer than he let on and is responsible for his down year. But it's equally possible that at 33 years old, and without the juiced ball, LeMahieu just isn't as valuable a fantasy commodity as he used to be. Chances are, at the very least, that the days of a .300-plus batting average are gone, and now with likely low-teens home run potential, LeMahieu is more of a late-round pick whose main value is his position flexibility.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros