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Who Should I Draft?

Nicky Lopez or Myles Straw (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Myles Straw
CF - CLE
Myles Straw
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
38 of 40 experts
5%
Recommended by
2 of 40 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 132# 165
Best Rank# 60# 117
Worst Rank# 164# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 174# 258
Best Rank# 126# 234
Worst Rank# 268# 344
   
Projections 
   
Runs7365
Home Runs44
RBI4343
Stolen Bases2715
Batting Average.266.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 170
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 149# 161
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 106# 161
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 132# 164
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 84# 150
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 90# 186
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 129
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 137
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 98# 161
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 136# 160
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 94# 167
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 120# 179
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 97# 188
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 111# 202
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 161
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 100# 163
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 135# 164
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 104# 142
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 124# 168
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 135# 164
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 129# 161
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 101# 151
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 164# 177
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 84# 190
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 105# 196
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 108# 164
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 86# 170
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 158# 245
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 81# 129
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 157
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 117# 159
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 123# 247
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 83# 163
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 125# 147
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 60# 117
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 95# 158
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 136# 175
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 142
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 175
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 177
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Myles Straw
CF - CLE
Myles Straw
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats564497
   
Runs8678
   
Hits153149
   
Singles119120
   
Doubles2921
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs42
   
RBI4843
   
Stolen Bases3122
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks6749
   
Strikeouts12174
   
Batting Average.271.300
   
On Base Pct.349.365
   
Slugging Pct.348.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.696.744
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Myles Straw
CF - CLE
Myles Straw
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats502480
   
Runs7365
   
Hits134130
   
Singles102100
   
Doubles2422
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs44
   
RBI4343
   
Stolen Bases2715
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks5745
   
Strikeouts11176
   
Batting Average.266.271
   
On Base Pct.341.334
   
Slugging Pct.343.354
   
On-base Plus Slugging.684.688
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Myles Straw
CF - CLE
Myles Straw
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
News 
 Cleveland Guardians outfielder Myles Straw went 0-for-2 with a run, three walks, and a steal in a 12-8 loss to the Twins on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 14th
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
 Cleveland Guardians Myles Straw went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and a steal in an 8-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 1 of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
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
 Cleveland Guardians outfielder Myles Straw went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run, and a steal in a 5-4 loss to the Padres in Game 1 of a Wednesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 4th
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
 Cleveland Guardians outfielder Myles Straw went 1-for-4 with a walk and a steal in a 7-3 win over Oakland on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
Nicky Lopez went 0-for-2 but walked twice in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the White Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, Apr 27th
 Cleveland Guardians outfielder Myles Straw went 4-for-5 with a run, a walk, and a steal in a 7-3 win over the Reds on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 13th
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
Notes 
 Straw is your quintessential no-power, all-speed player. He hit four home runs last year and that's not going to be anomaly given his incredibly low hard-hit rate. But he stole 30 bases and ranked in the 96th percentile in sprint speed. He'll lead off for the Guardians this season and given their likely futility on offense, it's reasonable to expect Straw to try to swipe a bag at every chance he gets. If you're covered in power, he's a fine pick, but don't have any dreams of a home run surge now or anytime in the future.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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