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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Yordan Alvarez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 16
Best Rank# 11# 9
Worst Rank# 38# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 24
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 23# 31
   
Projections 
   
Runs9391
Home Runs3236
RBI104109
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.279.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 20
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 16# 19
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 12# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 15# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 17
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 23
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 18
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 22
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 33
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 13
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 15# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 9
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 12
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 17# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 15
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 17# 15
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 18# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 15
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 19# 17
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 18
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats564537
   
Runs9292
   
Hits156149
   
Singles9580
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2833
   
RBI106104
   
Stolen Bases121
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks6350
   
Strikeouts102145
   
Batting Average.277.278
   
On Base Pct.345.346
   
Slugging Pct.488.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.877
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576536
   
Runs9391
   
Hits161151
   
Singles9781
   
Doubles3033
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3236
   
RBI104109
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks6460
   
Strikeouts108145
   
Batting Average.279.282
   
On Base Pct.352.354
   
Slugging Pct.505.549
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.903
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 Padres third baseman Manny Machado picked up four more hits in San Diego's 10-1 over the Giants.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez hit his fourth double of the year Sunday, finishing 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
 Manny Machado went 4-for-4 with three doubles, one triple, two RBIs, and three runs in San Diego's 10-1 win over San Francisco on Sunday.
Dominic Hoscher
Sun, May 22nd
Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Houston's 2-1 win against Texas.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 21st
 San Diego Padres 3B Manny Machado went 1-for-5 at the plate on Saturday, hitting a solo homer in the Padres' 2-1 win over the Giants.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, May 21st
Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI in the 13-4 win over the Red Sox.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 18th
 Manny Machado just continues to roll. He finished 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. He also stole his seventh base in the 8-7 win.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 21st
Yordan Alvarez took Jon Gray out for his 11th home run this season in the third inning of Houston's 11th win in a row. He finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI's.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 14th
 Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a single during the Padres 3-0 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday
Brad Richter
Thu, May 19th
Yordan Alvarez was 2-for-5 with a run in the suspended game from Wednesday. In the regularly scheduled night game, Alvarez went deep twice, helping Houston sweep the double dip.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 It's a shame you don't get points for defense in fantasy baseball, as that would bolster Machado's falling stock. The former perennial top-10 selection is now going in the late second or early third round. Machado will turn 30 this year, and some positive regression seems to be in order. He's still a five-category contributor, and in a loaded Padres lineup, 80/25/80 with 10 SBs should be on the table. But expecting Machado to return to the 35 HR level would be downright delusional.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Power is his calling card, and Alvarez didn't disappoint in that department last year, mashing 33 HRs with 104 RBI. He had a healthy .277 batting average in 2021 and has a career mark of .290, so the power doesn't come at the expense of BA. The power peripherals are outstanding - he's in the 97th percentile in average exit velocity, maximum exit velocity and hard hit percentage. There could be a 50 HR season lurking here. Alvarez has just one SB in 233 career games, and he's had surgery on both knees. But if those granddad knees hold up, you're likely to be please with your return on investment.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros