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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Jose Altuve (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
41 of 43 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 39
Best Rank# 20# 27
Worst Rank# 46# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 55
Best Rank# 27# 32
Worst Rank# 37# 69
   
Projections 
   
Runs97102
Home Runs3026
RBI8276
Stolen Bases127
Batting Average.259.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 35
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 23# 37
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 23# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 64
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 23# 47
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 23# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 39
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 44
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 20# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 39
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 25# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 57
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 22# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 44
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 42
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 29
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 22# 39
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 50
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 24# 35
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 29
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 24# 39
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 47
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 22# 45
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 37
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 34
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats652602
   
Runs115117
   
Hits173166
   
Singles87102
   
Doubles3932
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs4531
   
RBI10283
   
Stolen Bases155
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6666
   
Strikeouts14691
   
Batting Average.265.276
   
On Base Pct.334.348
   
Slugging Pct.538.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.873.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats591574
   
Runs97102
   
Hits153157
   
Singles87101
   
Doubles3230
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3026
   
RBI8276
   
Stolen Bases127
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks6758
   
Strikeouts12896
   
Batting Average.259.274
   
On Base Pct.334.340
   
Slugging Pct.473.464
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.805
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Semien
2B,SS - TEX
Marcus Semien
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
News 
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs Monday against the Orioles.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 4th
Jose Altuve put together another solid game for the Astros. He finished 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the 4-2 win over the Angels Sunday.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Jul 4th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs and one strikeout Friday against the Mets.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Jul 1st
Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees Sunday. He also stole his fourth and fifth base of the season.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Jun 27th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, three runs and one strikeout Tuesday against the Royals.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 29th
Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Houston's 3-0 win over the Yankees. It was his 14th home run of the season.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Jun 25th
 Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with one strikeout Friday against the Nationals.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jun 25th
Astros 2B Jose Altuve had a solid night Thursday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs in a 7-6 loss to the Yankees.
Kendall Capps
Fri, Jun 24th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs Tuesday against the Phillies.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jun 22nd
Jose Altuve hit his 13th home run of the year Tuesday, helping the Astros to an 8-2 win over the Mets.
Kendall Capps
Wed, Jun 22nd
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
After a forgettable short season in 2020, Altuve tied a career high with 31 home runs last year, scored a career-high 117 runs and had 83 RBI despite hitting in the leadoff spot. The peripherals suggest that Altuve's 2021 HR total was somewhat fluky and park-aided. Altuve used to be good for 30+ stolen bases a season, but he's had 11 SBs in his last two full seasons combined. The days of .300 batting averages may be gone, too. Altuve has been below .300 in each of the last three seasons and has batted .277 over that span. We should at least be able to count on a lot of runs with Altuve batting at the top of a stacked lineup, but the ceiling here isn't what it used to be. Exercise caution as Altuve enters his age-32 season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros