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Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
1B,DH,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Joey Gallo
DH,LF,RF - NYY
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 83
Best Rank# 51# 58
Worst Rank# 146# 135
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 133# 151
Best Rank# 131# 112
Worst Rank# 143# 171
   
Projections 
   
Runs7188
Home Runs2439
RBI8591
Stolen Bases45
Batting Average.275.213
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 101
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 90
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 81# 84
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 87# 95
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 118
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 91
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 90
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 113
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 65# 108
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 86
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 100
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 110
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 98# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 71# 105
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 87# 100
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 93
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 81
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 73# 135
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 79
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 72# 83
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 127
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 141# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 127# 64
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 94# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 66
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 122# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 68
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 111# 70
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 77
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 78
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 86# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 99# 79
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 84# 82
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 84# 83
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 92# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 88# 85
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 102# 86
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 90# 88
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 89# 88
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 146# 92
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 117# 94
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 116# 95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
1B,DH,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Joey Gallo
DH,LF,RF - NYY
Joey Gallo
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500498
   
Runs6290
   
Hits13899
   
Singles8747
   
Doubles2813
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2138
   
RBI8477
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks32111
   
Strikeouts102213
   
Batting Average.276.199
   
On Base Pct.319.351
   
Slugging Pct.466.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
1B,DH,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Joey Gallo
DH,LF,RF - NYY
Joey Gallo
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats523491
   
Runs7188
   
Hits144105
   
Singles8846
   
Doubles3018
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2439
   
RBI8591
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks3399
   
Strikeouts117207
   
Batting Average.275.213
   
On Base Pct.319.346
   
Slugging Pct.472.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.829
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
1B,DH,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Joey Gallo
DH,LF,RF - NYY
Joey Gallo
News 
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
The New York Yankees placed OF Joey Gallo and C Kyle Higashioka on the Covid-19 IL before their first game against the White Sox Sunday afternoon.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 22nd
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 4th
Yankees OF Joey Gallo is not in the starting lineup Thursday afternoon in Baltimore according to Newsday's Erik Boland.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 19th
 According to Marino Pepen, Blue Jays LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (hamstring) is back in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Red Sox.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Wed, Apr 27th
Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBIS and two runs scored in a 5-1 New York win in Chicago on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 16th
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his second home run of the season on Monday and also doubled in Monday's win over Boston.
Chris Clegg
Mon, Apr 25th
Joey Gallo went 2-for-5 with a home run in a 10-4 Yankees win on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
 Toronto Blue Jays LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2-for-5 at the plate on Sunday, hitting a RBI double along with a solo home run in the Jays' 8-7 loss to the Astros.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, Apr 25th
Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and a strikeout in a 2-1 Yankee loss in Toronto on Wednesday,
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
Notes 
 Gurriel cut his strikeout rate to a career-best 18.9%, but that's pretty much where the good news ends. His quality of contact dropped significantly (at least in some part due to a knee injury he played through), resulting in a sharp downturn in both his home runs and slugging percentage. Playing for a ridiculously strong Toronto offense will keep his counting stats relatively afloat, and he may bat higher in the order with Marcus Semien in Texas now. And he's entering his age-28 season so perhaps there's a power bump coming. But Gurriel looks much more like a player who you draft because he won't hurt you, not because he'll help you a ton.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It should tell you all you need to know about Gallo that he hit 38 home runs and scored 90 runs last season and baseball fans and fantasy players view his year as a disaster. Gallo basically did what he always did - he struck out a ton (34.6%), walked more than anyone not named Juan Soto (18%) and left the yard often. His sub-.200 batting average is just basically what Gallo is going to bring to the table unless he changes his approach or gets lucky, though the fact that he hit ground balls at an elevated clip didn't help much. He'll still be batting in the middle of a strong Yankees lineup, so if you can deal with the batting average hit, draft him for the homers and runs scored production.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros