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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
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
ECR# 78# 90
Best Rank# 59# 52
Worst Rank# 133# 193
Composite# 116# 117
Best Rank# 79# 67
Worst Rank# 138# 142
Home Runs1812
Stolen Bases74
Batting Average.275.286
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
# 87# 100
Greg Smith
# 73# 131
Josh Shepardson
# 80# 90
Rudy Gamble
# 82# 114
Wayne Bretsky
# 102# 106
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 93
Mario Mergola
# 79# 91
Christopher Welsh
# 76# 84
Mike Maher
# 79# 90
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 77
Mick Ciallela
# 76# 90
Ariel Cohen
# 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
# 133# 193
Chris Clegg
# 78# 92
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 71# 87
Nicklaus Gaut
# 73# 149
Scott Bogman
# 76# 100
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 129
Dan Harris
# 72# 70
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 71
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 74# 72
Pat Fitzmaurice
# 75# 69
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 52
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 69
Andrew Gould
# 82# 80
Andrew Seifter
# 85# 76
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 86# 85
Brad Camara
# 87# 68
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 77
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 87# 85
Pierre Camus
# 95# 93
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 97# 90
Joe Pisapia
# 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
Home Runs2110
Stolen Bases44
Caught Stealing32
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
Home Runs1812
Stolen Bases74
Caught Stealing31
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
 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
 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