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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or Anthony Rizzo (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - NYY
Anthony Rizzo
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 87# 133
Best Rank# 51# 71
Worst Rank# 123# 263
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 198
Best Rank# 89# 173
Worst Rank# 188# 250
   
Projections 
   
Runs7869
Home Runs2620
RBI7870
Stolen Bases64
Batting Average.259.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 116
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 233
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 88# 89
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 74# 93
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 90# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 111# 135
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 84# 106
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 77# 143
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 93# 97
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 86# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 134
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 178
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 78# 184
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 88# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 143
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 105# 145
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 125
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 99# 118
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 89# 123
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 90# 117
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 105# 263
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 123# 134
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 100# 164
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 93# 137
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 104# 145
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95# 155
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 99# 155
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 116
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 118# 120
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 113# 128
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 84# 118
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 57# 91
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 95# 119
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 67# 152
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 75# 180
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 109# 120
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 78# 103
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 109
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 244
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 71
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 107# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - NYY
Anthony Rizzo
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats496406
   
Runs7352
   
Hits12294
   
Singles7460
   
Doubles2320
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2214
   
RBI6155
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks5259
   
Strikeouts87104
   
Batting Average.246.232
   
On Base Pct.342.345
   
Slugging Pct.438.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.729
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - NYY
Anthony Rizzo
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats505448
   
Runs7869
   
Hits131116
   
Singles8070
   
Doubles2323
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2620
   
RBI7870
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks6264
   
Strikeouts92118
   
Batting Average.259.259
   
On Base Pct.340.351
   
Slugging Pct.462.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.794
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - NYY
Anthony Rizzo
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
News 
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in New York's 6-2 win in Baltimore.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
Michael Conforto underwent shoulder surgery last week, according to Scott Boras. He is expected to make a full recovery and return to play in spring training next year.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a 1-0 New York victory over Texas on Monday afternoon.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 9th
According to a report from the New York Post's Mike Puma, free agent outfielder Michael Conforto has yet to resume throwing as he continues his rehabilitation from a shoulder injury. Puma also mentions that surgery was on the table for Conforto but that the veteran outfielder opted to let the shoulder heal.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 23rd
 Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 and left three runners on base in a 2-1 New York loss Wednesday in Toronto.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
Michael Conforto is in contact with a "number of teams," according to his agent Scott Boras.
Chris Clegg
Mon, Apr 4th
 Anthony Rizzo took Kris Bubic deep in the first inning of the Yankees' 12-2 win over the Royals on Friday night.
Kelly Kirby
Sat, Apr 30th
According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Michael Conforto is "on the list" of targets the Rockies plan to target when free agency begins.
Vince DiSilvio
Thu, Mar 3rd
 Anthony Rizzo smacked three home runs while driving in six and scoring four himself during New York's 12-8 rout of Baltimore.
Kelly Kirby
Tue, Apr 26th
 
Notes 
 Rizzo re-signed with the Yankees this offseason, and that's pretty much as good a landing spot as fantasy managers could have hoped for. His counting stats will benefit with the strong lineup and short porch in right, and he still has productive seasons ahead of him. But Rizzo is a different player now than he was in his heyday, and the days of 30 home runs, double-digit steals, or batting averages in the high .200s are over. He can be useful for fantasy managers, but he's a low-end first baseman or decent corner infielder in mixed leagues at this point in his career. Nothing more.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
It appears as of now that Conforto guessed wrong when he turned down a long-term offer from the Mets and the qualifying offer, as he finds himself in an awkward limbo without a team well into the spring. There's obvious potential with Conforto, who hit at least 27 home runs for three straight seasons, gets on base at an above-average clip, and is just entering his age-29 season. But as we saw with Kris Bryant, it's hard to properly assess a player's fantasy value until we know his landing spot and, in Conforto's case, when he's going to sign.In a vacuum, however, Conforto can be a third or fourth outfielder for your fantasy team, someone who is capable of contributing in all five categories, though likely not excelling at any. Until he signs, you should drop him a good 10 spots from where you would otherwise have him, but he's not going to sit out the entire season, so don't let him fall too far in drafts.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros