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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or Joey Votto (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
41 of 43 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 133
Best Rank# 48# 71
Worst Rank# 108# 263
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 122# 198
Best Rank# 111# 173
Worst Rank# 164# 250
   
Projections 
   
Runs7969
Home Runs3020
RBI8970
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.257.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 116
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 233
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 79# 89
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 64# 93
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 75# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 102# 135
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 72# 106
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 75# 143
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 97
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 83# 134
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 84# 178
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 72# 184
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 75# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 143
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 74# 145
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 78# 125
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 75# 118
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 91
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 74# 123
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 79# 117
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 74# 263
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57# 134
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 73# 164
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 67# 137
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 79# 145
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 74# 155
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 155
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 108# 116
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 74# 120
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 128
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 78# 118
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 64# 91
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 85# 119
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 86# 152
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 64# 180
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 64# 120
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 65# 103
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 109
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 244
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 71
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 82# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats448406
   
Runs7352
   
Hits11994
   
Singles5960
   
Doubles2320
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs3614
   
RBI9955
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks7759
   
Strikeouts127104
   
Batting Average.266.232
   
On Base Pct.375.345
   
Slugging Pct.563.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.938.729
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats500448
   
Runs7969
   
Hits128116
   
Singles7370
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3020
   
RBI8970
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks8264
   
Strikeouts136118
   
Batting Average.257.259
   
On Base Pct.361.351
   
Slugging Pct.481.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.842.794
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
News 
 The Cincinnati Reds activated first baseman Joey Votto from the IL Friday afternoon. He is returning after a two week stint on the IL with COVID-19.
Jesse Garcia
Fri, May 20th
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
 Joey Votto is expected to play in a minor league rehab game for Single-A Dayton.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 17th
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
 Joey Votto was sent to Triple-A Louisville to begin a rehab assignment on Saturday.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 14th
Michael Conforto is in contact with a "number of teams," according to his agent Scott Boras.
Chris Clegg
Mon, Apr 4th
 The Reds placed Joey Votto on the COVID IL Tuesday. Tyler Stephenson was reinstated from the IL to take his place on the roster.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Tue, May 3rd
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
 Joey Votto went 0-for-2 with two walks on Thursday against the Padres.
Dan Harris
Thu, Apr 28th
 
Notes 
 You don't often see a rebound season like Votto put up last year, and it was glorious. After three years of minimal power, Votto exploded for 36 home runs and a .563 slugging percentage. His Statcast page is a joy to look at - he was among he leaders in hard-hit rate, barrel percentage, exit velocity - and all greatly improved from his last few seasons. Yes, he struck out at a career-worst clip nd his batting average isn't ever going to approach .300 again, but that's just nitpicking. The bigger worry for Votto at this point is the total lack of protection in the Reds lineup, as Cincinnati has traded the vast majority of its decent offensive pieces. But that might prevent a buying opportunity for fantasy managers if Votto's ADP slips too far.
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