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Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Haniger or DJ LeMahieu (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 90
Best Rank# 49# 52
Worst Rank# 102# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 100# 117
Best Rank# 88# 67
Worst Rank# 104# 142
   
Projections 
   
Runs9073
Home Runs3112
RBI8655
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.251.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 77
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 109
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 62# 69
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 67# 105
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 63# 87
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 89
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 100
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 60# 131
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 59# 90
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 72
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 80
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 102# 114
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 93
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 90
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 69# 91
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 70# 84
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 85
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 60# 90
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 77
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 63# 85
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 62# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 68# 126
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 167
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 105
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 66# 80
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 134
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 97
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 61# 193
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 92
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 98
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 79# 87
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 51# 149
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 57# 100
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 71
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 129
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 52
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 72# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 76
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618597
   
Runs11084
   
Hits155160
   
Singles91125
   
Doubles2324
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3910
   
RBI9857
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5473
   
Strikeouts16894
   
Batting Average.251.268
   
On Base Pct.316.349
   
Slugging Pct.484.362
   
On-base Plus Slugging.800.711
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548474
   
Runs9073
   
Hits138135
   
Singles7998
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3112
   
RBI8655
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5448
   
Strikeouts15272
   
Batting Average.251.286
   
On Base Pct.319.352
   
Slugging Pct.471.405
   
On-base Plus Slugging.790.757
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 On Saturday, the Seattle Mariners placed Mitch Haniger on the 10-day IL with a high ankle sprain.
Kelly Kirby
Sat, Apr 30th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a single, a run scored and an RBI in New York's 5-4 win in Baltimore on Tuesday.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, May 18th
 Mitch Haniger left Friday's game against the Marlins with a high ankle sprain.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Fri, Apr 29th
DJ LaMahieu went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in New York's 5-3 win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 12th
 OF Mitch Haniger has been reinstated from the injured list. RP Matt Koch was DFA'd.
Vince DiSilvio
Fri, Apr 29th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a single and strikeout in a 2-1 New York loss Wednesday in Toronto.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
 The Seattle Mariners placed Mitch Haniger on the COVID IL on Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 16th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 and stole his first base of the season in a 3-2 New York victory over the Blue Jays.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 3rd
 Mitch Haniger went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Apr 14th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-5 with three runs scored during New York's 10-5 win over Baltimore on Thursday afternoon.
Kelly Kirby
Thu, Apr 28th
Notes 
 Sports hernia surgery caused him to miss the 2020 season, but Haniger returned in a big way last year, posting career highs in home runs (39), RBI (100) and runs (110). There are some warning signs here, however. Haniger's strikeout rate has gone through the roof, and his on-base percentage has plummeted. His exit velocities suggest that he won't match last year's HR total. The good news is that Haniger's banner 2021 season hasn't driven his price sky-high. Still, some caution is warranted.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
LeMahieu seems like the poster child for the effect of the juiced ball. After drastically increasing his home run power over the previous few seasons, he hit just 10 home runs last year and his slugging percentage dropped to .362. LeMahieu had offseason surgery to repair a hernia, so perhaps his injury was bothering him longer than he let on and is responsible for his down year. But it's equally possible that at 33 years old, and without the juiced ball, LeMahieu just isn't as valuable a fantasy commodity as he used to be. Chances are, at the very least, that the days of a .300-plus batting average are gone, and now with likely low-teens home run potential, LeMahieu is more of a late-round pick whose main value is his position flexibility.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros