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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
1B,DH,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 133
Best Rank# 51# 71
Worst Rank# 146# 263
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 133# 198
Best Rank# 131# 173
Worst Rank# 143# 250
   
Projections 
   
Runs7169
Home Runs2420
RBI8570
Stolen Bases44
Batting Average.275.259
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDFA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 116
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 233
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 81# 89
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 84# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 87# 135
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 51# 106
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 116# 143
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 97
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 134
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 65# 178
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 146# 184
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 80# 143
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 145
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 85# 125
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 98# 118
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 84# 123
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 82# 117
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 102# 263
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 71# 134
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 88# 164
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 87# 137
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 83# 145
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 99# 155
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 127# 155
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 116
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 73# 120
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 128
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 90# 118
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 94# 119
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 111# 152
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 72# 180
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 89# 103
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 109
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 244
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 71
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 92# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 91
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 141# 91
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 117# 93
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 122# 120
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
1B,DH,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500406
   
Runs6252
   
Hits13894
   
Singles8760
   
Doubles2820
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2114
   
RBI8455
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks3259
   
Strikeouts102104
   
Batting Average.276.232
   
On Base Pct.319.345
   
Slugging Pct.466.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.729
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
1B,DH,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats523448
   
Runs7169
   
Hits144116
   
Singles8870
   
Doubles3023
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2420
   
RBI8570
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks3364
   
Strikeouts117118
   
Batting Average.275.259
   
On Base Pct.319.351
   
Slugging Pct.472.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.794
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
1B,DH,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Michael Conforto
RF - FA
Michael Conforto
News 
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
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
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 4th
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
 According to Marino Pepen, Blue Jays LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (hamstring) is back in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Red Sox.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Wed, Apr 27th
Michael Conforto is in contact with a "number of teams," according to his agent Scott Boras.
Chris Clegg
Mon, Apr 4th
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his second home run of the season on Monday and also doubled in Monday's win over Boston.
Chris Clegg
Mon, Apr 25th
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
 Toronto Blue Jays LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2-for-5 at the plate on Sunday, hitting a RBI double along with a solo home run in the Jays' 8-7 loss to the Astros.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, Apr 25th
 
Notes 
 Gurriel cut his strikeout rate to a career-best 18.9%, but that's pretty much where the good news ends. His quality of contact dropped significantly (at least in some part due to a knee injury he played through), resulting in a sharp downturn in both his home runs and slugging percentage. Playing for a ridiculously strong Toronto offense will keep his counting stats relatively afloat, and he may bat higher in the order with Marcus Semien in Texas now. And he's entering his age-28 season so perhaps there's a power bump coming. But Gurriel looks much more like a player who you draft because he won't hurt you, not because he'll help you a ton.
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