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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Javier Baez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 46
Best Rank# 20# 31
Worst Rank# 46# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 69
Best Rank# 27# 59
Worst Rank# 37# 136
   
Projections 
   
Runs9780
Home Runs3028
RBI8285
Stolen Bases1215
Batting Average.259.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 43
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 23# 47
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 23# 60
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 39
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 23# 41
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 23# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 41
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 20# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 44
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 25# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 47
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 22# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 60
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 39
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 40
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 22# 47
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 63
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 24# 33
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 55
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 24# 67
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 46
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 22# 31
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 45
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats652502
   
Runs11580
   
Hits173133
   
Singles8782
   
Doubles3918
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs4531
   
RBI10287
   
Stolen Bases1518
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6628
   
Strikeouts146184
   
Batting Average.265.265
   
On Base Pct.334.319
   
Slugging Pct.538.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.813
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats591558
   
Runs9780
   
Hits153142
   
Singles8785
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI8285
   
Stolen Bases1215
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks6729
   
Strikeouts128183
   
Batting Average.259.254
   
On Base Pct.334.291
   
Slugging Pct.473.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
News 
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs and one strikeout Friday against the Mets.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Jul 1st
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 5-1 win over Arizona on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 25th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, three runs and one strikeout Tuesday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 29th
Javier Baez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 22nd
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with one strikeout Friday against the Nationals.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jun 25th
Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a triple, a homer, two runs, and an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 21st
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs Tuesday against the Phillies.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 22nd
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and two steals in a 7-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 19th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with one run and one walk Friday against the Tigers.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Jun 17th
Javier Baez went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 14-7 win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 18th
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
The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros