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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Cedric Mullins II (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Cedric Mullins II
CF - BAL
Cedric Mullins II
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
17 of 24 experts
29%
Recommended by
7 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 29# 30
Best Rank# 20# 21
Worst Rank# 42# 43
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 25# 45
Best Rank# 25# 44
Worst Rank# 32# 57
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 29
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 27# 32
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 30# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 32
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 20# 27
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 33
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 28# 32
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 28# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 32# 29
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 32# 30
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 34# 33
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 38# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 41# 31
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Cedric Mullins II
CF - BAL
Cedric Mullins II
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats657608
   
Runs10189
   
Hits163157
   
Singles101105
   
Doubles3132
   
Triples54
   
Home Runs2616
   
RBI8364
   
Stolen Bases2534
   
Caught Stealing810
   
Walks5347
   
Strikeouts120126
   
Batting Average.248.258
   
On Base Pct.304.318
   
Slugging Pct.429.403
   
On-base Plus Slugging.733.721
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Cedric Mullins II
CF - BAL
Cedric Mullins II
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
 In 2022, everyone in fantasy baseball circles knew Marcus Semien would experience some serious regression in Texas after his career year in Toronto. The regression happened across the board everywhere but stolen bases, where he actually increased from 15 to 25 in 2022. The power decreased (45 HR to 26) but in exchange, his K% dropped, and he landed in the 95th percentile in outs above average. Beyond that, Semien has played in 155 games or more in six of the past seven seasons (excluding 2020). He bats at the top of an improved batting order, so 100 runs should be bankable. Semien is a great, reliable 2B option, which at this point, looks like a very shallow position heading into 2023.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Cedric Mullins stole 3o+ bases for the second consecutive year in 2022, though the power disintegrated, lowering his home total to 16 from 30. It's understandable that fantasy managers who drafted him thinking they secured a 30/30 guy were disappointed at the end of the season. The Orioles seem dedicated to giving their prospects every opportunity to succeed, which boosts Mullins's value in the runs category. But at the end of the day, fantasy managers are drafting him for his elite speed and ability to steal bases, a skill that may get even better depending on how the new baserunning rules play out.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros