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Who Should I Draft?

Jake Cronenworth or Ryan McMahon (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Ryan McMahon
2B,3B - COL
Ryan McMahon
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 98
Best Rank# 59# 78
Worst Rank# 133# 145
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 161
Best Rank# 79# 149
Worst Rank# 138# 201
   
Projections 
   
Runs8677
Home Runs1824
RBI7384
Stolen Bases75
Batting Average.275.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 125
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 105
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 75# 103
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 78# 112
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 83# 98
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 104
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 87# 108
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 73# 114
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 80# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 100
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 103
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 74# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 82# 104
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 102# 110
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 86
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 104
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 76# 87
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 87# 106
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 79# 100
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 72# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 95# 138
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 85# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 66# 86
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 86# 140
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 76# 95
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 84# 85
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 89# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 78
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 59# 118
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 69# 145
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 90
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 87# 100
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 78# 101
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 71# 78
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 73# 85
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 76# 101
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 72# 90
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 117
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 81
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 97# 79
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 103# 90
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 105# 97
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 133# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Ryan McMahon
2B,3B - COL
Ryan McMahon
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567527
   
Runs9480
   
Hits151133
   
Singles9077
   
Doubles3332
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2123
   
RBI7185
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5559
   
Strikeouts90147
   
Batting Average.266.252
   
On Base Pct.340.329
   
Slugging Pct.460.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.777
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Ryan McMahon
2B,3B - COL
Ryan McMahon
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats547524
   
Runs8677
   
Hits150134
   
Singles9379
   
Doubles3329
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs1824
   
RBI7384
   
Stolen Bases75
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5459
   
Strikeouts94158
   
Batting Average.275.255
   
On Base Pct.340.330
   
Slugging Pct.451.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Ryan McMahon
2B,3B - COL
Ryan McMahon
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
Ryan McMahon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Diego Sandoval
Fri, Jul 1st
 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
Ryan McMahon went 2-for-5 with two singles and an RBI in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Jun 23rd
 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
Ryan McMahon went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI double and an RBI single in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Marlins.
Diego Sandoval
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
Ryan McMahon went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two singles and a walk in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Padres.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, Jun 19th
 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
Ryan McMahon went 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double and a walk in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Padres.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, Jun 12th
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
McMahon showed that his poor performance during the shortened 2020 season was an aberration, as his 2021 statline was nearly identical to the one he put up in 2019. His batting average (.254), OBP (.331) and slugging percentage (.449) were all within four points of his 2019 mark and his counting stats were similarly comparable. There's a chance that McMahon makes some gains this season - he's entering his "magical" age-27 season and he cut his strikeout rate to 24.7% last year. But, given how closely his last two full seasons have mirrored one another, you can likely bank on a .250-ish average, 24 home runs, 145 combined runs and RBI, and five steals. Draft him with those numbers in mind.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros