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Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Cody Bellinger (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Cody Bellinger
CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 67# 73
Best Rank# 50# 50
Worst Rank# 116# 132
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 103
Best Rank# 117# 88
Worst Rank# 170# 116
   
Projections 
   
Runs7675
Home Runs3225
RBI9076
Stolen Bases29
Batting Average.267.238
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 132
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 71# 111
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 71
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 67# 81
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 55# 127
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 61# 70
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 91
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 84
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 64# 80
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 73
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 67# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 55# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 82
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 66# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 97
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 71# 86
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 55
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 82# 89
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 121
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 56# 64
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 78
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 82
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 63# 82
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 65# 59
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 60
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 68# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 59
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 61
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 77# 71
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 78# 58
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 80# 63
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 84# 61
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 85
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106# 66
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 116# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Cody Bellinger
CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513314
   
Runs7939
   
Hits13652
   
Singles8231
   
Doubles219
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3210
   
RBI8636
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5131
   
Strikeouts12693
   
Batting Average.265.166
   
On Base Pct.335.241
   
Slugging Pct.497.303
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.543
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Cody Bellinger
CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats496477
   
Runs7675
   
Hits132113
   
Singles7863
   
Doubles2122
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3225
   
RBI9076
   
Stolen Bases29
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5160
   
Strikeouts132121
   
Batting Average.267.238
   
On Base Pct.336.324
   
Slugging Pct.503.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.839.778
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Cody Bellinger
CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
News 
 Nationals DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 Tuesday, singling three times, scoring one run, stealing one base, and driving in two runs in the Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 25th
Cody Bellinger is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup for their series finale against the Nationals on Wednesday afternoon.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, May 25th
 Nationals DH Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 Monday, doubling and scoring one run in the Nationals' 10-1 loss to the Dodgers.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 24th
Los Angeles Dodgers CF Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 at the plate on Monday, hitting a RBI double, striking out twice, and walking once in the Dodgers' 10-1 win over the Nationals.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 24th
 Nationals DH Nelson Cruz came up limp sliding into second base during Sunday's 8-2 win over the Brewers.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
Los Angeles Dodgers CF Cody Bellinger went 2-for-3 at the plate on Wednesday, hitting a double and a single in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Josh Thiessen
Wed, May 18th
 Nationals DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 Friday, singling twice in the Nationals' 7-0 loss to the Brewers.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 21st
Los Angeles Dodgers CF Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 at the plate on Saturday, hitting a 2-run RBI double, and striking out once in the Dodgers' 8-3 loss to the Phillies.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 15th
 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
Los Angeles Dodgers CF Cody Bellinger went 1-for-5 at the plate on Thursday, hitting a solo homer, and striking out once in the Dodgers' 9-7 loss to the Phillies.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 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
The last thing you want to do is pass on a former MVP who can be had in the middle rounds because his draft stock is plummeting. The second-to-last-thing you want to do is grab a player hoping for a bounce-back season and bang your head on a desk every night as he continues his affair with the Mendoza line. What if last year's crater season was an aberration? Worse, what if it wasn't? Bellinger is still only 26, but he won't have 1B eligibility in most formats, leaving him eligible for OF only. Oh, heck, if he's still there in the ninth or 10th round, take a chance. And find a bottle of Advil.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros