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Who Should I Draft?

Ke'Bryan Hayes or Willson Contreras (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
24 of 43 experts
44%
Recommended by
19 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 99
Best Rank# 70# 39
Worst Rank# 147# 155
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 180# 129
Best Rank# 143# 101
Worst Rank# 201# 149
   
Projections 
   
Runs7369
Home Runs1522
RBI6369
Stolen Bases114
Batting Average.265.245
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 99# 100
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 100
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 120
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 105# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 92# 98
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 98# 101
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 104# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 100# 101
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 102
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 70
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 96# 99
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 114# 129
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 108# 155
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 75# 80
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 96# 114
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 114
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 102# 105
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 127# 145
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 84# 126
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 97# 132
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 96# 102
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 87# 109
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 95
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 113
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 86# 83
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 96# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 93
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 97# 94
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 97# 94
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 94
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 75
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 102# 96
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 103# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 106# 101
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 107# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 108# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 109# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 111# 88
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 128# 100
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 147# 143
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats362413
   
Runs4961
   
Hits9398
   
Singles6557
   
Doubles2020
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs621
   
RBI3857
   
Stolen Bases96
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks3152
   
Strikeouts87138
   
Batting Average.257.237
   
On Base Pct.316.340
   
Slugging Pct.373.438
   
On-base Plus Slugging.689.778
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats531455
   
Runs7369
   
Hits141111
   
Singles9067
   
Doubles3222
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1522
   
RBI6369
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks5153
   
Strikeouts128141
   
Batting Average.265.245
   
On Base Pct.329.325
   
Slugging Pct.421.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.751.765
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
News 
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 3-for-3 with a RBI double, one walk, a stolen base and the game-winning run during Monday's 2-1 win over the Rockies.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, May 24th
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras remains day-to-day and is out of the lineup tonight against the Reds due to a right hamstring strain.
Jesse Garcia
Mon, May 23rd
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, a run scored and two strikeouts during Wednesday's 3-2 over the Cubs.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, May 19th
On Monday, Willson Contreras went 2-for-5 with a homer and double, scoring two runs and knocking in four during the Cubs' 9-0 win over the Pirates.
Kelly Kirby
Mon, May 16th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-2 with a RBI double and two walks in Friday's 8-2 loss versus the Reds.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, May 14th
On Wednesday afternoon, Willson Contreras hit a first-inning home run, added a single, and scored three runs during the Cubs' 7-5 win over the Padres.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 11th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk during Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Reds.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, May 13th
Willson Contreras went 3-for-4 with one run scored during the Cubs' 6-0 win over the Padres on Monday night.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, May 10th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-2 with a single and two walks during Tuesday's 11-1 loss against the Dodgers.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, May 11th
Willson Contreras went 1-for-3 with a walk and RBI during Chicago's 7-1 defeat at the hands of Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 8th
Notes 
 Hayes had major buzz heading into 2021 after he batted .376 with a 1.124 OPS in 24 games in 2020. But his season went south nearly from the start, after he missed significant time with a wrist injury and continued to battle hand and wrist issues even after he returned. His hard-hit rate, average exit velocity and barrel percentage all dropped significantly, and it's fair to write if fantasy managers want to write all that off to his injury issues. But it's equally fair to acknowledge that Hayes's strong 2020 season was out of line with his minor-league career, and that fantasy managers were putting way too much stock into an incredibly small sample. The good news is that, unlike last year, fantasy managers won't need to pay a high price for Hayes, and in the wasteland (in terms of fantasy production) that is the third base position, Hayes makes a passable option at the hot corner in deeper leagues. Just make sure you draft some depth behind him in case he struggles again.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Contreras isn't quite the fantasy superstar that he looked like he might be when he broke in, but he's still an excellent option at a weak position. He's hit at least 21 homers in three of his last four full seasons and chips in roughly 120 combined runs and RBI. That doesn't sound like much, particularly with a batting average that seems likely to hover at around .240 at this stage in his career, but it's more than enough for a catcher. He should see some extra at-bats this year with the DH in the National League, and that should only help his value.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros