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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Javier Baez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
43 of 43 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 46
Best Rank# 4# 31
Worst Rank# 15# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 69
Best Rank# 6# 59
Worst Rank# 14# 136
   
Projections 
   
Runs11580
Home Runs3028
RBI8385
Stolen Bases1615
Batting Average.281.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 43
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 9# 47
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 8# 60
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 39
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 8# 41
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 15# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 6# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 41
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 11# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 44
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 7# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 47
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 8# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 7# 60
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 14# 39
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 40
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 14# 47
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 63
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 10# 33
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 11# 55
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 7# 67
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 13# 46
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 10# 31
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 45
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats465502
   
Runs9380
   
Hits122133
   
Singles6782
   
Doubles2918
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2331
   
RBI5887
   
Stolen Bases1018
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks6828
   
Strikeouts86184
   
Batting Average.262.265
   
On Base Pct.366.319
   
Slugging Pct.486.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.813
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564558
   
Runs11580
   
Hits158142
   
Singles9285
   
Doubles3426
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI8385
   
Stolen Bases1615
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks7929
   
Strikeouts103183
   
Batting Average.281.254
   
On Base Pct.369.291
   
Slugging Pct.508.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.878.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
2B,CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke with reporters Thursday, stating that Mookie Betts could return "early next week" and that he may play second base for a bit to "minimize throwing."
Kelly Kirby
Thu, Jun 30th
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 5-1 win over Arizona on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 25th
 Manager Dave Roberts stated that he is optimistic that Mookie Betts will be able to return to the lineup prior to the All-Star break. It looks like it will be as a DH at first, as Mookie is still more bothered by throwing but is able to swing without any issues.
Jesse Garcia
Thu, Jun 30th
Javier Baez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 22nd
 Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is reportedly going to resume baseball activities Wednesday, according to SB Nation's Eric Stephen on Twitter.
Kendall Capps
Wed, Jun 29th
Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a triple, a homer, two runs, and an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 21st
 LA Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday prior to the game vs. the Braves that Mookie Betts is yet to resume baseball activities, according to Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett on Twitter.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Jun 27th
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and two steals in a 7-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 19th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that he expects Mookie Betts to be back in about two weeks, according to Orange Country Register Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Jun 20th
Javier Baez went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 14-7 win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 18th
Notes 
 If Betts is healthy, he's an automatic NL MVP candidate. He played through back and hip injuries last year that limited his effectiveness. Reports are that Betts is healthy and ready to resume his spot amongst the game's elite. If he has 2B eligibility in your league, he's even more valuable. If Betts slides to 8, 9, 10 in the first round, snatch him up. If he adds 20 steals to his usually impressive R/HR/RBI tallies, he's going to be in the running for the overall No. 1 player at season's end.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros