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Who Should I Draft?

Ke'Bryan Hayes or Yuli Gurriel (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Yuli Gurriel
1B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 111
Best Rank# 70# 69
Worst Rank# 147# 165
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 180# 191
Best Rank# 143# 119
Worst Rank# 201# 232
   
Projections 
   
Runs7373
Home Runs1516
RBI6375
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.265.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 110
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 97# 106
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 99# 108
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 108# 121
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 110
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 97# 142
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 105# 109
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 96# 111
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 111
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 92# 108
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 98# 105
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 104# 127
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 100# 130
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 113
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 70# 121
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 102# 113
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 86# 121
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 96# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 106
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 114# 119
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 108# 121
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 75# 136
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 96# 116
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 117
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 127
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 109# 165
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 113
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 111# 114
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 103# 124
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 102# 124
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 84# 108
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 97# 105
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 96# 143
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 87# 102
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 134
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 93
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 92
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 106# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 107# 69
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 127# 124
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 128# 99
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 147# 118
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Yuli Gurriel
1B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats362530
   
Runs4983
   
Hits93169
   
Singles65123
   
Doubles2031
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs615
   
RBI3881
   
Stolen Bases91
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3159
   
Strikeouts8768
   
Batting Average.257.319
   
On Base Pct.316.384
   
Slugging Pct.373.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.689.846
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Yuli Gurriel
1B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats531522
   
Runs7373
   
Hits141148
   
Singles90101
   
Doubles3229
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1516
   
RBI6375
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks5145
   
Strikeouts12872
   
Batting Average.265.283
   
On Base Pct.329.341
   
Slugging Pct.421.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.751.770
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ke'Bryan Hayes
3B - PIT
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Yuli Gurriel
1B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
News 
 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
Yuli Gurriel went deep again Tuesday, taking Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi deep. He finished the game 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBI's.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 18th
 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
Yuli Gurriel is starting to remind us why he was an All-Star. He went deep again on Sunday, finishing 3-for-4 with a solo home run.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 16th
 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
Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Houston's 13-6 loss to Washington. He also swiped his second base of the season.
Kendall Capps
Sun, May 15th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored during Monday's 5-1 win over the Dodgers.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, May 10th
Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel finally hit one out of the ballpark on Friday, taking Nationals starter Jon Gray deep in the first inning.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 14th
 Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with two singles, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Padres.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 1st
Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Blue Jays.
Nate Miller
Sun, Apr 24th
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
Gurriel returned to being the player he was prior to 2019's massive power outburst - a player who will help you in batting average and hit 15-20 homers with counting stats helped by batting in a strong Houston lineup. He should easily do that again this year, despite entering his age-38 season. Gurriel doesn't strike out much, but he just doesn't offer the qualitty of contact necessary to be a fantasy asset absent an aberration like his 2019 season. Book the usual - a near .300 average with 15 home runs - and stick him in your corner infield spot in deeper leagues. Just give up dreams of more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros