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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Brandon Lowe (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 48
Best Rank# 31# 34
Worst Rank# 78# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 70
Best Rank# 59# 61
Worst Rank# 136# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs8091
Home Runs2835
RBI8591
Stolen Bases157
Batting Average.254.251
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 50
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 47# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 46
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 41# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 44
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 78
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 49# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 47
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 67
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 59
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 60# 62
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 39# 45
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 63# 72
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 39
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 31# 43
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 44
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 41
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 46# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 36
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 47# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 44
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 49# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 48
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 54# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 40
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 55# 48
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 60# 53
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 67# 58
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats502535
   
Runs8097
   
Hits133132
   
Singles8262
   
Doubles1831
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs3139
   
RBI8799
   
Stolen Bases187
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks2868
   
Strikeouts184167
   
Batting Average.265.247
   
On Base Pct.319.340
   
Slugging Pct.494.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558528
   
Runs8091
   
Hits142133
   
Singles8567
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2835
   
RBI8591
   
Stolen Bases157
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks2964
   
Strikeouts183166
   
Batting Average.254.251
   
On Base Pct.291.332
   
Slugging Pct.461.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
News 
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 5-1 win over Arizona on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 25th
Brandon Lowe (back) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday in Triple-A. The expectation is that he returns shortly after the All-Star break.
Vince DiSilvio
Wed, Jul 6th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 22nd
Brandon Lowe has started to take batting practice.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jun 28th
 Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a triple, a homer, two runs, and an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 21st
Brandon Lowe took dry swings on Friday as he works his way back from a stress reaction in his back. He was placed on the injured list on May 16.
Devon Bruce
Sat, Jun 11th
 Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and two steals in a 7-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 19th
Rays 2B Brandon Lowe has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back. He will be held out of baseball activities for three weeks and then be re-evaluated.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, May 17th
 Javier Baez went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 14-7 win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 18th
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Brandon Lowe will officially be placed on the IL on Monday as he deals with a back issue.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
Notes 
 The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
In 2021, Lowe became a full-time player for the first time in his career and responded with 39 HRs, 99 RBI and 97 runs. He batted only .247 last year and struck out 167 times in 615 plate appearances. Lowe has also struggled against lefties throughout his career. But Lowe's first-half/second-half splits were eye-opening. He was batting .208 at the All-Star break; Lowe batted .292 after the break and dramatically reduced his strikeout rate without sacrificing any power. If the second-half adjustments stick, Lowe might actually be able to improve upon his breakout season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros