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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Jose Abreu (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 46
Best Rank# 28# 31
Worst Rank# 61# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 69
Best Rank# 58# 59
Worst Rank# 76# 136
   
Projections 
   
Runs8780
Home Runs3128
RBI10985
Stolen Bases115
Batting Average.270.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 49
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 43# 47
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 40# 60
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 42# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 44# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 54
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 41# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 44
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 42# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 45
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 33# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 34# 63
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 28# 60
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 39# 63
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 51# 55
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 38# 67
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 34# 46
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 45
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 44# 31
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 36# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 36
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 46# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 41
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 43# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 43
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 61# 43
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 46
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 49# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 47
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 57# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats566502
   
Runs8680
   
Hits148133
   
Singles8682
   
Doubles3018
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3031
   
RBI11787
   
Stolen Bases118
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks6128
   
Strikeouts143184
   
Batting Average.262.265
   
On Base Pct.351.319
   
Slugging Pct.481.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.813
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats574558
   
Runs8780
   
Hits155142
   
Singles9185
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3128
   
RBI10985
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks5029
   
Strikeouts141183
   
Batting Average.270.254
   
On Base Pct.329.291
   
Slugging Pct.486.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
News 
 Jose Abreu batted 2-for-3 with a double, home run, and strikeout to total two RBIs in the loss to Boston.
Nate Lowenthal
Wed, May 25th
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-2 win over the Guardians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 22nd
 Jose Abreu batted 1-for-5 with a home run that notched three RBIs in the loss to the New York Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 21st
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a run in a 6-1 loss to the Guardians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 20th
 Jose Abreu batted 2-for-3 with a single, double, and walk for two RBIs in the over the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 17th
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 0-for-4 with a run in a 4-2 win over the Orioles on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
 Jose Abreu batted 1-for-4 with a single in the win over the New York Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 14th
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a single in a 3-2 loss to the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
 Jose Abreu batted 1-for-4 with a double for two RBIs, and one strikeout in the win over the Red Sox.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, May 8th
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and two RBI in a 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
Notes 
 The White Sox slugger continues to be one of the most reliable investments in fantasy baseball. He hit 30 homers last year, with 117 RBI and 86 runs. In seven full MLB seasons, Abreu has produced 30 or more HRs five times and 100 or more RBI six times. His .261 batting average last season was the lowest of his career, but he batted .280 from July 1 on. His exit velocities and hard-hit percentage say that he still crushes baseballs with authority. If you get an age discount, pounce.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
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