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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Javier Baez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 46
Best Rank# 27# 31
Worst Rank# 64# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 69
Best Rank# 32# 59
Worst Rank# 69# 136
   
Projections 
   
Runs10280
Home Runs2628
RBI7685
Stolen Bases715
Batting Average.274.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 43
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 37# 47
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 33# 60
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 46
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 35# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 78
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 44
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 40# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 45
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 40# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 60
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 40
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 39# 47
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 63
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 55
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 39# 67
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 45
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 45
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 36
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 39
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 44# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 41
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 45# 31
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 47# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 44
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 47# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 51# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 47
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 64# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats602502
   
Runs11780
   
Hits166133
   
Singles10282
   
Doubles3218
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3131
   
RBI8387
   
Stolen Bases518
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks6628
   
Strikeouts91184
   
Batting Average.276.265
   
On Base Pct.348.319
   
Slugging Pct.487.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.813
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats574558
   
Runs10280
   
Hits157142
   
Singles10185
   
Doubles3026
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2628
   
RBI7685
   
Stolen Bases715
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks5829
   
Strikeouts96183
   
Batting Average.274.254
   
On Base Pct.340.291
   
Slugging Pct.464.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.805.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
News 
 Jose Altuve put together another solid game for the Astros. He finished 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the 4-2 win over the Angels Sunday.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Jul 4th
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and an RBI in an 8-2 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 6th
 Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees Sunday. He also stole his fourth and fifth base of the season.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Jun 27th
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 5-1 win over Arizona on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 25th
 Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Houston's 3-0 win over the Yankees. It was his 14th home run of the season.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Jun 25th
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
 Astros 2B Jose Altuve had a solid night Thursday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs in a 7-6 loss to the Yankees.
Kendall Capps
Fri, Jun 24th
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
 Jose Altuve hit his 13th home run of the year Tuesday, helping the Astros to an 8-2 win over the Mets.
Kendall Capps
Wed, Jun 22nd
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
Notes 
 After a forgettable short season in 2020, Altuve tied a career high with 31 home runs last year, scored a career-high 117 runs and had 83 RBI despite hitting in the leadoff spot. The peripherals suggest that Altuve's 2021 HR total was somewhat fluky and park-aided. Altuve used to be good for 30+ stolen bases a season, but he's had 11 SBs in his last two full seasons combined. The days of .300 batting averages may be gone, too. Altuve has been below .300 in each of the last three seasons and has batted .277 over that span. We should at least be able to count on a lot of runs with Altuve batting at the top of a stacked lineup, but the ceiling here isn't what it used to be. Exercise caution as Altuve enters his age-32 season.
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