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Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Tommy Edman (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 67# 77
Best Rank# 50# 48
Worst Rank# 116# 143
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 150# 113
Best Rank# 117# 92
Worst Rank# 170# 129
   
Projections 
   
Runs7680
Home Runs3212
RBI9057
Stolen Bases222
Batting Average.267.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 126
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 68# 72
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 71# 91
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 72
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 67# 87
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 55# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 74
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 61# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 65# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 70# 106
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 64# 115
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 77
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 67# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 99
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 55# 143
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 66# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 77# 78
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 71# 116
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 103
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 56# 79
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 56# 70
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 56# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 75# 88
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 57# 115
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 63# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 60
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 70# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 71# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 52
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 77# 72
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 78# 59
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 70
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 80# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 82# 57
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 84# 48
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 106# 55
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 116# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513641
   
Runs7991
   
Hits136168
   
Singles82113
   
Doubles2141
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3211
   
RBI8656
   
Stolen Bases330
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks5138
   
Strikeouts12695
   
Batting Average.265.262
   
On Base Pct.335.308
   
Slugging Pct.497.387
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.695
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats496550
   
Runs7680
   
Hits132148
   
Singles78101
   
Doubles2131
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3212
   
RBI9057
   
Stolen Bases222
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks5136
   
Strikeouts13293
   
Batting Average.267.269
   
On Base Pct.336.314
   
Slugging Pct.503.405
   
On-base Plus Slugging.839.719
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nelson Cruz
DH - WSH
Nelson Cruz
Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
News 
 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
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, tripling, stealing one base, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
 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
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Saturday, hitting a solo home run in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
 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
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Friday night, tripling in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 7th
 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
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 3-for-5 Thursday, doubling, scoring one run, and driving in three runs in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 6th
 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
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman stole one base and scored two runs Wednesday in the Cardinals' 10-0 win over the Royals.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 4th
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
There's a lot to like here. The biggest draws are speed and multi-position (OF/2B) eligibility. Edman stole 30 bases last year, tying for fourth in MLB. Statcast says he's in the 92nd percentile for sprint speed. There's a little bit of power here, too. Edman hit only 11 HRs last year but clubbed 41 doubles. Edman has a .272 batting average over three seasons, and there could be room for growth there. His contact rate improved to 85% last year, and he sprays hits to both sides of the diamond. Edman doesn't take many walks, but that's a minor nit to pick.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros