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Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Haniger or Nelson Cruz (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 67
Best Rank# 49# 50
Worst Rank# 102# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 100# 150
Best Rank# 88# 117
Worst Rank# 104# 170
   
Projections 
   
Runs9076
Home Runs3132
RBI8690
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.251.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 75
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 62# 68
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 67# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 106
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 60# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 70
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 79
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 58# 64
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 70# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 77
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 60# 67
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 81
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 63# 66
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 62# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 68# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 71
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 82
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 56
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 61# 75
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 55# 84
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 49# 57
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 51# 116
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 57# 80
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 50
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 59# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 50
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 63# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 66# 56
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 68# 64
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 69# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 70# 65
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 72# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 55
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 79# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 102# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618513
   
Runs11079
   
Hits155136
   
Singles9182
   
Doubles2321
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3932
   
RBI9886
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5451
   
Strikeouts168126
   
Batting Average.251.265
   
On Base Pct.316.335
   
Slugging Pct.484.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.800.832
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548496
   
Runs9076
   
Hits138132
   
Singles7978
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3132
   
RBI8690
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5451
   
Strikeouts152132
   
Batting Average.251.267
   
On Base Pct.319.336
   
Slugging Pct.471.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.790.839
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mitch Haniger
RF,DH - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
News 
 On Saturday, the Seattle Mariners placed Mitch Haniger on the 10-day IL with a high ankle sprain.
Kelly Kirby
Sat, Apr 30th
Nelson Cruz was scratched from Monday's lineup after informing the Nationals he wasn't feeling well after arriving at the park. He was sent home as a precaution.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Mon, May 16th
 Mitch Haniger left Friday's game against the Marlins with a high ankle sprain.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Fri, Apr 29th
Nationals DH Nelson Crux went 3-for-4 Saturday, doubling once, singling twice, scoring two runs, and driving in three runs in the Nationals' 13-6 win over the Astros.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
 OF Mitch Haniger has been reinstated from the injured list. RP Matt Koch was DFA'd.
Vince DiSilvio
Fri, Apr 29th
Nationals DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 Friday, singling twice in the Nationals' 6-1 loss to the Astros
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 14th
 The Seattle Mariners placed Mitch Haniger on the COVID IL on Saturday.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 16th
Nationals DH Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 Wednesday, hitting a three-run home run in the Nationals' 8-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 12th
 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
Nationals DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 Tuesday, singling twice in the Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 11th
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
This ageless wonder will turn 42 on July 1 but continues to mash. He'll do his mashing for the Nationals this year after signing a one-year deal. Cruz belted 32 home runs last year, which was actually his lowest total for a full season since 2013. He was batting .294 for Minnesota before being traded to Tampa, where he hit only .226 the rest of the way. At his age, the decline could come quickly, but exit velocity, barrel rate and other power peripherals say he's still going strong.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros