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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Brandon Lowe (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 48
Best Rank# 20# 34
Worst Rank# 46# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 70
Best Rank# 27# 61
Worst Rank# 37# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs9791
Home Runs3035
RBI8291
Stolen Bases127
Batting Average.259.251
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 50
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 23# 49
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 23# 53
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 46
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 23# 89
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 23# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 68
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 44
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 39
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 20# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 43
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 25# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 44
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 22# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 67
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 59
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 62
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 45
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 51
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 22# 45
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 72
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 24# 39
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 48
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 24# 58
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 37
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 22# 43
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 47
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats652535
   
Runs11597
   
Hits173132
   
Singles8762
   
Doubles3931
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs4539
   
RBI10299
   
Stolen Bases157
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks6668
   
Strikeouts146167
   
Batting Average.265.247
   
On Base Pct.334.340
   
Slugging Pct.538.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.863
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats591528
   
Runs9791
   
Hits153133
   
Singles8767
   
Doubles3228
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3035
   
RBI8291
   
Stolen Bases127
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6764
   
Strikeouts128166
   
Batting Average.259.251
   
On Base Pct.334.332
   
Slugging Pct.473.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
News 
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs Monday against the Orioles.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 4th
Brandon Lowe (back) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday in Triple-A. The expectation is that he returns shortly after the All-Star break.
Vince DiSilvio
Wed, Jul 6th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs and one strikeout Friday against the Mets.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Jul 1st
Brandon Lowe has started to take batting practice.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jun 28th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, three runs and one strikeout Tuesday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 29th
Brandon Lowe took dry swings on Friday as he works his way back from a stress reaction in his back. He was placed on the injured list on May 16.
Devon Bruce
Sat, Jun 11th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with one strikeout Friday against the Nationals.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jun 25th
Rays 2B Brandon Lowe has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back. He will be held out of baseball activities for three weeks and then be re-evaluated.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, May 17th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs Tuesday against the Phillies.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 22nd
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Brandon Lowe will officially be placed on the IL on Monday as he deals with a back issue.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
Notes 
 Semien's 45 HRs last season were the most ever by a second baseman. His monster 2021 performance also included 115 runs, 102 RBI and 15 stolen bases. A 48% flyball rate makes Semien a launch angle darling and suggests that he'll keep clearing the fences. He's been a prolific run scorer for the last four seasons. On the other hand, there's some batting average risk here, and Semien probably maxed out his SB potential last year. He's going from a loaded Blue Jays lineup to a sketchy Rangers lineup, and Semien will turn 32 in September. Last year's numbers will make him irresistible to some investors, but a drop-off in value may be imminent.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
In 2021, Lowe became a full-time player for the first time in his career and responded with 39 HRs, 99 RBI and 97 runs. He batted only .247 last year and struck out 167 times in 615 plate appearances. Lowe has also struggled against lefties throughout his career. But Lowe's first-half/second-half splits were eye-opening. He was batting .208 at the All-Star break; Lowe batted .292 after the break and dramatically reduced his strikeout rate without sacrificing any power. If the second-half adjustments stick, Lowe might actually be able to improve upon his breakout season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros