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Who Should I Draft?

Max Kepler or Kike Hernandez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kike Hernandez
2B,CF - BOS
Kike Hernandez
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 137# 147
Best Rank# 87# 101
Worst Rank# 238# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 210# 291
Best Rank# 163# 230
Worst Rank# 306# 410
   
Projections 
   
Runs8274
Home Runs2224
RBI6870
Stolen Bases28
Batting Average.254.234
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 165
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 143# 145
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 136# 138
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 146# 151
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 129# 171
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 133# 197
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 115# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 150# 153
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 151# 154
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 138# 160
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 142# 151
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 130# 149
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 118# 142
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 144# 148
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 128# 145
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 147# 159
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 139# 146
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 146# 149
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 159# 169
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 141# 143
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 142# 156
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 104# 112
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 87# 149
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 142# 168
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 144# 160
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 116# 125
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 133# 161
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 138# 189
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 165# 101
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 116# 112
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 140# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 133# 125
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 238# 135
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 147# 136
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 161# 137
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 155# 138
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 144# 143
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 147# 145
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 160# 145
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 152# 146
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 155# 153
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 168# 157
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 162# 161
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kike Hernandez
2B,CF - BOS
Kike Hernandez
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats508426
   
Runs8461
   
Hits12790
   
Singles6946
   
Doubles3521
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2019
   
RBI6054
   
Stolen Bases110
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks6154
   
Strikeouts11096
   
Batting Average.250.211
   
On Base Pct.337.306
   
Slugging Pct.449.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.786.719
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kike Hernandez
2B,CF - BOS
Kike Hernandez
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats515480
   
Runs8274
   
Hits131112
   
Singles7461
   
Doubles3125
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2224
   
RBI6870
   
Stolen Bases28
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5360
   
Strikeouts113106
   
Batting Average.254.234
   
On Base Pct.324.318
   
Slugging Pct.449.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.764
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kike Hernandez
2B,CF - BOS
Kike Hernandez
Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
News 
 Red Sox outfielder Kike Hernandez went 0-for-4 with a walk against the Mariners on Thursday evening. He stranded four runners on base along the way. Boston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 12-6.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 19th
Max Kepler was removed from Tuesday's game against the Orioles with an illness, but tested negative for COVID.
Chris Clegg
Wed, May 4th
 Red Sox outfielder Kike Hernandez went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, and a strikeout against the Rangers on Friday. He also scored once in the contest as Boston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 7-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, May 14th
Max Kepler went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 1st
 The Red Sox reinstated Kike Hernandez from the COVID-19 IL on Saturday.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
Max Kepler went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and an RBI single in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Sat, Apr 30th
 Kike Hernandez entered COVID protocols on Friday as reported by the Boston Globe’s Alex Speier.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, May 6th
Max Kepler went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs and a walk in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Tigers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Apr 28th
 Red Sox center fielder Kike Hernandez wet 1-for-4 Thursday, doubling in the Red Sox' 1-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Apr 29th
Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and RBI double against the Tigers on Tuesday. He also struck out once in the contest. Minnesota defeated Detroit by a score of 5-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 Hernandez had an extremely solid year batting atop the Red Sox lineup, hitting 20 home runs and tallying 84 runs scored. Very little about his underlying batted ball data and overall metrics were different - he just stayed healthy and became an everyday player. His batting average won't help you and he offers nothing in the stolen base category. But he should be a major asset in runs scored and contribute in homers and RBI. With the addition of Trevor Story, he'll likely be the everyday center fielder, but he'll retain his second base eligibility from last year, further strengthening his value. Hernandez won't win you your league, but he's the type of player you can leave in your lineup all year long.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kepler's expected stats suggest he got pretty unlucky last year, as they looked a lot like his 2019 season where he hit 38 home runs and batted .252. On the plus side, he did swipe 10 bases, the first time he had reached double digits in that category in his career. His true outcome likely lies somewhere between his 2019 season and last year's numbers, and he's more of a .240, 20-homer bat. The bigger problem this year is that the Twins' lineup likely won't be strong, and his counting stats will take a hit. Kepler can fill in for you, just don't rely on him as a starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros