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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Tucker or Julio Rodriguez (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julio Rodriguez
CF - SEA
Julio Rodriguez
Kyle Tucker
RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
38 of 47 experts
19%
Recommended by
9 of 47 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 6
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 20# 18
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 7
Best Rank# 5# 6
Worst Rank# 21# 12
   
Projections 
   
Runs9586
Home Runs2930
RBI85100
Stolen Bases2923
Batting Average.282.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 15
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 6
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 4# 5
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 6
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 2# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 5
   
Matthew Williams
The Athletic
# 4# 6
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 4# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 3# 8
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 2# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 3# 6
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Ethan Biddle
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 6
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Taylor Tarter
Fastball Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 6
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 5# 9
   
Joe Orrico
SportsEthos
# 5# 4
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 5
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 7# 5
   
Jeff Zimmerman
FanGraphs
# 6# 5
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 9# 5
   
Jason Kamlowsky
FantasyPros
# 7# 6
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 11# 8
   
Julian Tarevski
FantasyPros
# 20# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Julio Rodriguez
CF - SEA
Julio Rodriguez
Kyle Tucker
RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats511544
   
Runs8471
   
Hits145140
   
Singles9081
   
Doubles2428
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2830
   
RBI75107
   
Stolen Bases2524
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks4059
   
Strikeouts14595
   
Batting Average.284.257
   
On Base Pct.345.330
   
Slugging Pct.507.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Julio Rodriguez
CF - SEA
Julio Rodriguez
Kyle Tucker
RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2023 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568553
   
Runs9586
   
Hits160154
   
Singles9988
   
Doubles2932
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2930
   
RBI85100
   
Stolen Bases2923
   
Caught Stealing84
   
Walks5158
   
Strikeouts153103
   
Batting Average.282.278
   
On Base Pct.341.347
   
Slugging Pct.491.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.856
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Julio Rodriguez
CF - SEA
Julio Rodriguez
Kyle Tucker
RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker
News 
 Mariners breakout star Julio Rodriguez might get back to utilizing his speed after a dip in that department in the second half last season, per Corey Brock of The Athletic.
Kendall Capps
Fri, Feb 17th
Kyle Tucker (ankle) is hoping to return to in-game action Saturday or Sunday.
Nate Miller - FantasyPros
Fri, Mar 24th
 Seattle Mariners superstar Julio Rodriguez is healed from a broken pinkie finger suffered in the playoffs.
Brenton Kemp
Tue, Feb 7th
Houston Astros general manager Dana Brown said Kyle Tucker sustained a minor ankle sprain in the World Baseball Classic, but he should be fine.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Mar 22nd
  Kyle Tucker has been in contact with the Astros regarding a potential contract extension.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, Feb 7th
Notes 
 Julio Rodriguez led the 2022 youth movement throughout MLB, skipping Triple-A to win Rookie of the Year with 29 of 30 first-place votes and electrifying the crowd at the HR Derby in July. He contributed across all batting categories, slugging 28 HR with 75 RBI, 84 runs, and 25 stolen bases. His slash line was impressive at .284/.345/.509 with a wOBA of .366. He missed time in the middle of the season with a finger injury he incurred while stealing a base, or he would have probably joined the 30/30 Club. His K% (25.9) and BB% (7.1) need improvement, but at age 22, he has plenty of time to work on these numbers. Fantasy managers can deal with those considering he is above the 90th percentile in Avg EV, Max EV, HardHit%, barrel%, outs above avg, and sprint speed. Making a case for him to go 1.1 in 2023 drafts isn't difficult.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
The "Free Kyle Tucker" movement didn't garner the momentum fantasy managers were hoping for as he continued to bat in the sixth spot way too often. However, the 25-year-old smashed 30 HR with 107 RBI, 71 runs, and 25 stolen bases in 2022 en route to another World Series win for the Astros. His ratios were down across the board, but he improved his K% and BB% and suffered from some bad luck with BABIP. These should correct to be nearer to his baseline, in which case fantasy managers are drafting a 30/20 guy with high on-base skills who bats smack in the middle of what is, essentially, an All-Star team. In traditional 5x5 leagues, he can anchor any fantasy outfield you put him in.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros