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Who Should I Draft?

Max Kepler or Isiah Kiner-Falefa (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS - NYY
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 147# 153
Best Rank# 101# 108
Worst Rank# 197# 231
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 291# 282
Best Rank# 230# 273
Worst Rank# 410# 310
   
Projections 
   
Runs7461
Home Runs248
RBI7045
Stolen Bases814
Batting Average.234.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 157# 170
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 165# 185
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 145# 160
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 138# 171
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 151# 156
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 132# 172
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 145
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 153# 172
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 160# 168
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 138# 185
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 101# 173
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 151# 171
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 149# 163
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 142# 157
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 148# 161
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 145# 156
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 159# 173
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 146# 152
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 149# 167
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 135# 152
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 143# 202
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 145# 194
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 156# 161
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 125# 160
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 112# 191
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 168# 170
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 112# 187
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 125# 170
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 153# 158
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 125# 161
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 143# 161
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 189# 231
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 136# 134
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 137# 108
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 146# 143
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 149# 121
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 154# 143
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 160# 137
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 161# 143
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 161# 147
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 169# 165
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 171# 165
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 197# 185
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS - NYY
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats426635
   
Runs6174
   
Hits90172
   
Singles46136
   
Doubles2125
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs198
   
RBI5453
   
Stolen Bases1020
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks5428
   
Strikeouts9690
   
Batting Average.211.271
   
On Base Pct.306.312
   
Slugging Pct.413.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.719.670
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS - NYY
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats480497
   
Runs7461
   
Hits112133
   
Singles61101
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs248
   
RBI7045
   
Stolen Bases814
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks6029
   
Strikeouts10677
   
Batting Average.234.268
   
On Base Pct.318.308
   
Slugging Pct.445.367
   
On-base Plus Slugging.764.675
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Kepler
CF,RF - MIN
Max Kepler
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS - NYY
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
News 
 Max Kepler was removed from Tuesday's game against the Orioles with an illness, but tested negative for COVID.
Chris Clegg
Wed, May 4th
Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI in New York's 6-4 win over Kansas City on Sunday afternoon.
Kelly Kirby
Sun, May 1st
 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
Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 2 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs and the game winning run in a 5-4 Yankees victory over the Guardians on Saturday.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, Apr 24th
 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
Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 2 for 3 Tuesday with a walk, scored a run and stole two bases in a 4-2 Yankees win against Detroit.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, Apr 20th
 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
Isiah Kiner-Falefa collected three hits and scored twice in the Yankees' win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Chris Clegg
Thu, Apr 14th
 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
Isiah Kiner-Falefa went two-for-three and scored a run on Friday.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 2nd
Notes 
 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
Kiner-Falefa had eight home runs and 20 steals last season, but he was the ultimate compiler with 677 plate appearances. He'll move to a better lineup and home park with the Yankees but, realistically, his value was at his ceiling last year. He doesn't hit the ball particularly hard or get on base much, but his defense should keep him in the lineup enough to again compile enough stats to at least be interesting for fantasy. But "interesting" is basically his ceiling.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros