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Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Franmil Reyes (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
31 of 43 experts
28%
Recommended by
12 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 67
Best Rank# 37# 50
Worst Rank# 86# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 111# 150
Best Rank# 108# 117
Worst Rank# 148# 170
   
Projections 
   
Runs7876
Home Runs3732
RBI10390
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.258.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 75
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 64# 68
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 66# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 106
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 71
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 39# 67
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 52# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 65# 70
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 65
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 57# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 53# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 79
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 61# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 59# 65
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 53# 78
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 77
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 58# 67
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 80
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 71
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 56
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 45# 75
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 40# 84
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 47# 63
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 82# 116
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 60# 80
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 73# 55
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 61# 56
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 63# 56
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 60# 57
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 70# 65
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 66
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 73# 66
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 83# 82
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats418513
   
Runs5779
   
Hits106136
   
Singles5682
   
Doubles1821
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3032
   
RBI8586
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4351
   
Strikeouts149126
   
Batting Average.254.265
   
On Base Pct.324.335
   
Slugging Pct.522.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.832
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats540496
   
Runs7876
   
Hits139132
   
Singles7878
   
Doubles2421
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3732
   
RBI10390
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5651
   
Strikeouts182132
   
Batting Average.258.267
   
On Base Pct.328.336
   
Slugging Pct.509.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.839
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
News 
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in a 4-2 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 19th
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
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 4-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, May 10th
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
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in an 8-2 win over the Blue Jays in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
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
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 1-for-5 with two RBI in a 7-3 win over the A's on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
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
 Cleveland Guardians DH Franmil Reyes went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 9-5 loss to the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 28th
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
Notes 
 Reyes crushes the ball and has the potential to become one of MLB's elite power hitters. The problem is that he hits the ball on the ground way too often. He had a 46% groundball rate in 2021 and a 36% flyball rate. That's a low flyball rate for a power hitter, and yet it's the highest of Reyes's four-year career. His 64% contact rate last year suggests there's worrisome BA downside here. Reyes doesn't steal bases. His run totals have been unimpressive and don't figure to improve with the bottom of the Cleveland batting order looking so anemic. And Reyes is only DH-eligible in most leagues. Reyes could lead the AL in homers if he makes launch-angle adjustments, but let someone else chase that dream.
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