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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Jared Walsh (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
1B,3B,LF,CF,RF - COL
Kris Bryant
Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 69
Best Rank# 26# 49
Worst Rank# 63# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 109
Best Rank# 43# 97
Worst Rank# 72# 150
   
Projections 
   
Runs9479
Home Runs2732
RBI8299
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.277.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 62
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 60# 67
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 50# 70
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 78
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 65
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 26# 79
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 36# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 67
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 34# 55
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 75
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 40# 66
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 63
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 62
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 39# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 52# 64
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 41# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 63
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 36# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 63
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 80
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 68
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 37# 83
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 35# 87
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 69
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 43# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 109
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 37# 104
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 35# 61
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 44# 61
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 54# 105
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 47# 72
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 92
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 53# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
1B,3B,LF,CF,RF - COL
Kris Bryant
Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513528
   
Runs8669
   
Hits135145
   
Singles7682
   
Doubles3234
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2528
   
RBI7295
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6248
   
Strikeouts135152
   
Batting Average.263.275
   
On Base Pct.352.338
   
Slugging Pct.480.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.840
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
1B,3B,LF,CF,RF - COL
Kris Bryant
Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats541535
   
Runs9479
   
Hits150143
   
Singles8778
   
Doubles3430
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2732
   
RBI8299
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6451
   
Strikeouts139153
   
Batting Average.277.267
   
On Base Pct.354.331
   
Slugging Pct.496.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
1B,3B,LF,CF,RF - COL
Kris Bryant
Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
News 
 Kris Bryant is going to receive a cortisone shot this week in hopes of speeding up the healing of his injured back.
Kendall Capps
Tue, May 10th
Jared Walsh went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 12-0 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 11th
 Rockies slugger Kris Bryant (lower back strain) is not on track to return when he is first eligible to come off the 10-day IL Friday. He is yet to swing a bat since he was hurt last Monday.
Kendall Capps
Tue, May 3rd
Jared Walsh went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 11-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 10th
 Rockies placed Kris Bryant on the 10-day IL on Friday. This move is retroactive to April 26th, his first game missed due to the back issue.
Kendall Capps
Fri, Apr 29th
Jared Walsh went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a single in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Nationals.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 8th
 Rockies left fielder Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 and scored one run Wednesday in the Rockies' 9-6 loss to the Phillies.
Chris Schommer
Thu, Apr 21st
Jared Walsh went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a two-RBI single in Thursday's 8-0 win over the Red Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 5th
 Colorado Rockies LF Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting two RBI singles, and striking out once in the Rockies' 6-5 win over the Phillies.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, Apr 20th
Jared Walsh went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run, an RBI single, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's 10-5 win over the Red Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 4th
Notes 
 He hasn't turned into the superstar we thought he was going to become, but he's still got power and will still knock in runs, and now he'll be doing his mashing at Coors Field. Bryant might not have been worth a top-100 selection if he landed in a bad spot, but going to the Rockies gives him a significant value boost.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Walsh was outstanding in his rookie year, blasting 29 home runs and batting .277. His expected batting average (.257) and slugging percentage (.436) lagged significantly behind his actual numbers, but his 114.8 MPH maximum exit velocity was in the top six percent of MLB and suggests his power is real. Walsh couldn't hit a lick against lefties last year, as he batted just .170 against them with a .565 OPS. But, even if he loses time against them, his success against righties should be more than enough to keep him relevant. Buy him as a 30-homer bat but take at least 10 to 20 points off his batting average from last year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros