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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Dylan Carlson (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 93# 120
Best Rank# 65# 75
Worst Rank# 125# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 160# 216
Best Rank# 151# 143
Worst Rank# 202# 245
   
Projections 
   
Runs8070
Home Runs2013
RBI7160
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.258.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 116
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 98# 104
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 83# 132
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 101# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 101# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 104# 211
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 108# 161
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 114# 120
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 75# 117
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 100# 133
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 82# 135
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 141
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 65# 108
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 94# 133
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 104# 134
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 94# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 112
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 73# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 122# 146
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 107# 149
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 82# 134
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 81# 135
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 98# 150
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 114# 161
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 72# 75
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 112# 138
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 129
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 69# 92
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 111# 164
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 113# 149
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 79# 89
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 91# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 119# 153
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 92# 127
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 117# 119
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 156
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 87
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 90
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 111# 96
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 125# 119
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542469
   
Runs7968
   
Hits144146
   
Singles91106
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs188
   
RBI6547
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks5733
   
Strikeouts15253
   
Batting Average.266.311
   
On Base Pct.343.362
   
Slugging Pct.437.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.799
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552486
   
Runs8070
   
Hits143145
   
Singles86100
   
Doubles3230
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2013
   
RBI7160
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks5840
   
Strikeouts15065
   
Batting Average.258.297
   
On Base Pct.328.351
   
Slugging Pct.437.442
   
On-base Plus Slugging.765.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dylan Carlson
LF,CF,RF - STL
Dylan Carlson
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 Cardinals CF Dylan Carlson went 3-for-4 Wednesday, singling twice, doubling once, and scoring one run in the Cardinals' 11-4 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 19th
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
 Cardinals CF Dylan Carlson went 1-for-4 Thursday, hitting a solo home run in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 13th
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
 Cardinals RF Dylan Carlson went 2-for-4 Sunday, singling and doubling in the Cardinals' 4-3 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
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
 Cardinals RF Dylan Carlson went 1-for-5 Saturday, hitting a three-run home run in the Cardinals' 13-7 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with two RBI's in Houston's 7-2 win over Seattle Wednesday.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
 Cardinals RF Dylan Carlson drove in the go-ahead run Friday night with a ninth inning single in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 7th
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 
 Carlson rebounded from a disastrous 2020 season to put up a respectable .266/.343/.437 line with 18 home runs last year. But the dreams of fantasy superstardom after his 2019 minor-league season (26 homers, 20 steals) have been put on hold, as he seems to have little interest in stealing bases in the majors (three total in two seasons), and his hard-hit rate was in the bottom nine percent of the league last year. His numbers and underlying metrics suggest that he's a slightly above-average MLB player, though it's worth remembering that he's just 23 years old and there's certainly potential for more. Drafting Carlson as a fourth outfielder with upside for more is the right approach, as he should bring a fairly solid floor with potential for a high ceiling if everything comes together.
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