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Who Should I Draft?

Nicky Lopez or Joc Pederson (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
Joc Pederson
CF,DH,LF,RF - SF
Joc Pederson
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
30 of 42 experts
29%
Recommended by
12 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 165# 179
Best Rank# 117# 145
Worst Rank# 247# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 258# 351
Best Rank# 234# 302
Worst Rank# 344# 433
   
Projections 
   
Runs6561
Home Runs421
RBI4362
Stolen Bases152
Batting Average.271.235
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 170# 179
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 161# 169
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 161# 175
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 164
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 150# 174
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 186# 195
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 161# 191
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 160
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 167# 172
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 179
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 161# 206
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 163
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 164
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 142
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 168
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 164# 179
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 161# 180
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 151# 258
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 177
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 190# 206
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 164# 205
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 170# 212
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 129# 214
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 157# 179
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 159
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 163# 191
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 147# 199
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 117
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 175# 195
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 142# 220
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 158# 156
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 175# 166
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 177# 148
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 188# 176
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 196# 187
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 202# 186
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 245# 199
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 247# 202
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 145
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 148
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 176
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 184
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
Joc Pederson
CF,DH,LF,RF - SF
Joc Pederson
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats497429
   
Runs7855
   
Hits149101
   
Singles12061
   
Doubles2120
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs218
   
RBI4360
   
Stolen Bases222
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4939
   
Strikeouts74117
   
Batting Average.300.235
   
On Base Pct.365.308
   
Slugging Pct.378.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.744.725
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
Joc Pederson
CF,DH,LF,RF - SF
Joc Pederson
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats480425
   
Runs6561
   
Hits130100
   
Singles10058
   
Doubles2220
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs421
   
RBI4362
   
Stolen Bases152
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks4542
   
Strikeouts76113
   
Batting Average.271.235
   
On Base Pct.334.304
   
Slugging Pct.354.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.688.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
Joc Pederson
CF,DH,LF,RF - SF
Joc Pederson
News 
 Nicky Lopez went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base in Kansas City's 3-0 loss to Chicago in Game 1 of Tuesday's double header.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, May 18th
Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 15-6 loss to the Cardinals.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 16th
 Kansas City Royals 2B Nicky Lopez went 0-for-4 at the plate on Thursday, ultimately going hitless in the Royals' 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
Joc Pederson went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI walk with the bases loaded in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Rockies.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 12th
 Nicky Lopez went 2-for-5 with two singles and a run scored in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Yankees.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 2nd
Joc Pederson went 0-for-5 with one strikeout in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Cardinals.
Diego Sandoval
Fri, May 6th
 Nicky Lopez went 0-for-2 but walked twice in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the White Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, Apr 27th
Joc Pederson is day-to-day with a Grade 1 adductor strain and is not expected to go on the IL immediately.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Fri, Apr 29th
 Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez went 2-for-3 Tuesday night, doubling twice and driving in one run in the Royals' 4-3 win over the Twins.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Apr 20th
Joc Pederson beat out an infield single in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game, but Austin Slater took over for him in the top of the fifth due to an apparent quad injury.
Kelly Kirby
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 If they gave out fantasy points for soft contact, Lopez would be one of your leaders. He has five home runs in three combined seasons, and his career high in RBI is 43. He has some speed, as his 22 stolen bases showed last year, and he shouldn't hurt you in batting average. But batting ninth in a mediocre Kansas City lineup, with zero power upside, is just not a formula for success. There are better places to spend your late-round draft capital.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros