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Who Should I Draft?

Ke'Bryan Hayes or Yasmani Grandal (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
1B,C,DH - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 105# 95
Best Rank# 57# 70
Worst Rank# 163# 147
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 97# 180
Best Rank# 86# 143
Worst Rank# 123# 201
   
Projections 
   
Runs6973
Home Runs2515
RBI7163
Stolen Bases111
Batting Average.241.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 101
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 90# 99
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 77# 92
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 83# 97
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 87# 105
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 84# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 94# 104
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 99# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 75# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 89# 114
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 88# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 87# 98
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 93# 101
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 109
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 94# 104
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 65# 103
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 110# 147
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 68# 107
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 95# 97
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 93# 96
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83# 75
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 83
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 163# 84
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 120# 86
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 110# 87
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 89
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 137# 90
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 103# 96
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 102# 96
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 107# 96
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 108# 97
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 99# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 136# 98
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 134# 100
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 135# 102
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 110# 106
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 144# 108
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 111
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 152# 127
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 133# 128
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yasmani Grandal
1B,C,DH - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats279362
   
Runs6049
   
Hits6793
   
Singles3565
   
Doubles920
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs236
   
RBI6238
   
Stolen Bases09
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks8731
   
Strikeouts8287
   
Batting Average.240.257
   
On Base Pct.420.316
   
Slugging Pct.520.373
   
On-base Plus Slugging.940.689
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yasmani Grandal
1B,C,DH - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats401531
   
Runs6973
   
Hits97141
   
Singles5490
   
Doubles1732
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2515
   
RBI7163
   
Stolen Bases111
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks8751
   
Strikeouts121128
   
Batting Average.241.265
   
On Base Pct.376.329
   
Slugging Pct.463.421
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.751
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yasmani Grandal
1B,C,DH - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
News 
 Yasmani Grandal batted 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the first win over the Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, May 22nd
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
 Yasmani Grandal batted 2-for-5 with a single, home run, and strike out for two RBIs in the win against Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Mon, May 16th
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
 Yasmani Grandal batted 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk in the win over the Red Sox.
Nate Lowenthal
Sun, May 8th
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
 Chicago White Sox C Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-2 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting a double, and walking once in the Sox' 6-0 loss to the Royals.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, Apr 27th
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
 White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is hitless his last 11 at-bats and in a 2-for-22 slump. He caught in the first half of the doubleheader, going 0-for-4. He followed it up with another 0-4 in the nightcap with two strikeouts.
Kendall Capps
Thu, Apr 21st
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
Notes 
 Grandal played in only 93 games last year because of a knee injury but still hit 23 home runs with 122 combined runs and RBI. His walk rate (23.2%) was comically high, but it obviously didn't impact any of his other numbers, and his strikeout rate was the lowest it has been in years. Don't extrapolate his home run numbers - he's not going to his 40 - but mid-20s with solid runs and RBI totals are in the bank. That's gold for a catcher.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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