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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Adolis Garcia (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Adolis Garcia
CF,DH,LF,RF - TEX
Adolis Garcia
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 120
Best Rank# 71# 75
Worst Rank# 149# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 168# 216
Best Rank# 143# 143
Worst Rank# 253# 245
   
Projections 
   
Runs7170
Home Runs2713
RBI8160
Stolen Bases133
Batting Average.235.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 96# 104
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 121# 132
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 105# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 211
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 112# 161
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 93# 120
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 106# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 105# 117
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 119# 133
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 124# 135
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 118# 141
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 101# 133
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 134
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 105# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 95# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 116# 146
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 124# 149
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 92# 134
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 113# 135
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 123# 150
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 121# 161
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 129
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 113# 164
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 71# 149
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 111# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 142# 153
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 107# 127
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103# 119
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 130# 156
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 110# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 110# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 85
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 100# 87
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 109# 89
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 138# 90
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 109# 92
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 106# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 108# 96
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 120# 108
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 122# 116
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 127# 119
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 149# 138
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Adolis Garcia
CF,DH,LF,RF - TEX
Adolis Garcia
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats581469
   
Runs7768
   
Hits141146
   
Singles82106
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs318
   
RBI9047
   
Stolen Bases161
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks3233
   
Strikeouts19453
   
Batting Average.243.311
   
On Base Pct.286.362
   
Slugging Pct.454.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.741.799
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Adolis Garcia
CF,DH,LF,RF - TEX
Adolis Garcia
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536486
   
Runs7170
   
Hits126145
   
Singles71100
   
Doubles2530
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2713
   
RBI8160
   
Stolen Bases133
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks3040
   
Strikeouts17665
   
Batting Average.235.297
   
On Base Pct.276.351
   
Slugging Pct.437.442
   
On-base Plus Slugging.713.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Adolis Garcia
CF,DH,LF,RF - TEX
Adolis Garcia
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 Adolis Garcia went 2-for-4 with one RBI on Tuesday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 25th
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
 Adolis Garcia went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout on Saturday against the Astros.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 22nd
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
 Adolis Garcia went 2-for-3 with two runs and one walk on Tuesday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 18th
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
 Adolis Garcia went 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout on Monday against the Angels.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with two RBI's in Houston's 7-2 win over Seattle Wednesday.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
 Adolis Garcia went 2-for-4 with five RBIs, two runs and one strikeout on Sunday against the Red Sox.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 16th
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 
 Garcia came out of absolutely nowhere last season to become one of just five players to hit at least 31 home runs and steal at least 16 bases. His success largely came early in the season, as he blasted 11 home runs in May with a .312 batting average before, as most fantasy managers expected, pitchers adjusted. The adjustment hit Garcia hard, as he slashed just .211/.256/.370 in the second half, though he stole seven bases over the final month of the season to cushion the blow. The issue for Garcia is the same that plagues most largely unknown hitters who put up huge hot streaks - he lacks plate discipline. His strikeout rate (31.2%) and walk rate (5.1%) were both in the bottom six percent of MLB, and both were due largely to the fact that he simply swings too much at pitches outside of the zone (39.7 O-Swing%, ninth-worst in the league). The Rangers have a much-improved lineup and perhaps Garcia will improve in his second year, but unless he drastically changes his approach, his numbers are going to have a hard cap on them.
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