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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Alex Verdugo (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 120
Best Rank# 78# 75
Worst Rank# 136# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 166# 216
Best Rank# 125# 143
Worst Rank# 194# 245
   
Projections 
   
Runs7970
Home Runs1513
RBI6560
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.289.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 116
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 95# 104
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 114# 132
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 78# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 97# 211
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 105# 161
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 88# 120
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 94# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 89# 117
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 99# 133
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 119
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 135
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 141
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 81# 108
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 93# 133
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102# 134
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 92# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 91# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 117# 146
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 149
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 99# 135
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 150
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 95# 161
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 115# 138
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 129
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 87# 164
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 97# 149
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 92# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 106# 153
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 94# 127
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 119
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 156
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 113# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 107# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 87
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 95# 89
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 90
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 93# 92
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 125# 96
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 136# 134
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544469
   
Runs8868
   
Hits157146
   
Singles110106
   
Doubles3229
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs138
   
RBI6347
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks5133
   
Strikeouts9653
   
Batting Average.289.311
   
On Base Pct.351.362
   
Slugging Pct.427.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.799
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats525486
   
Runs7970
   
Hits152145
   
Singles101100
   
Doubles3430
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1513
   
RBI6560
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4940
   
Strikeouts9765
   
Batting Average.289.297
   
On Base Pct.349.351
   
Slugging Pct.445.442
   
On-base Plus Slugging.794.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles against the Astros on Tuesday evening. Boston ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 13-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
Astros DH Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run off Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi in the second inning.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 18th
 Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-3 with a double and walk against the Braves on Wednesday evening. He also scored a run and struck out once in the contest. Boston ultimately fell to Atlanta by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the suspended game picked up from Wednesday. He was given the night game off.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 13th
 Boston Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo went 0-for-4 from the plate with a strikeout during a 8-0 loss to the Angels.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Fri, May 6th
Michael Brantley hit a game-tying RBI triple in the bottom of the 8th against Detroit Saturday. He finished 1-for-4 with a run scored and the RBI.
Kendall Capps
Sun, May 8th
 Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-4 Thursday, singling in the Red Sox' 1-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Apr 29th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with two RBI's in Houston's 7-2 win over Seattle Wednesday.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
 Alex Verdugo went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Friday against the Rays.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
Michael Brantley is out of the lineup again on Saturday for the Astros' game against the Blue Jays because of health and safety protocols.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 30th
Notes 
 Verdugo is a reliable option for batting average, as he's batted at least .289 in three straight seasons. He doesn't have a ton of pop or speed, though he'll at least chip in with home runs and steals, and because he'll bat near the top of the Red Sox lineup, should be an asset in runs scored. Think of a poor man's version of Michael Brantley in his prime and that's what Verdugo will give you, and that's plenty valuable for fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Brantley is one of the most consistent players in all of fantasy baseball, and so long as you're looking for what he gives you, there's nothing wrong with that. He's a lock to bat .300 and he'll generally offer decent runs and RBI totals batting in a strong Houston lineup. But the power that we saw in 2019 was an aberration at this point, and unless MLB uses juiced balls again, Brantley is likely to end up in the 10-12 home run range. At an advancing age, there's always reason to be concerned that he'll fall off a cliff, but nothing in his profile suggests that is imminent. Draft him for batting average but make sure you can make up the speed and power elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros