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Who Should I Draft?

Nicky Lopez or Randal Grichuk (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Randal Grichuk
CF,DH,RF - COL
Randal Grichuk
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 140# 165
Best Rank# 88# 117
Worst Rank# 207# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 227# 258
Best Rank# 200# 234
Worst Rank# 298# 344
   
Projections 
   
Runs7065
Home Runs254
RBI8043
Stolen Bases215
Batting Average.263.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 175
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 117# 170
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 150# 164
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 145# 150
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 156# 186
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 100
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 144
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 165# 177
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 126# 167
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 91# 179
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 136# 202
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 116# 161
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 112# 163
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 137# 164
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 151# 168
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 141# 164
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 155# 161
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 103# 177
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 131# 190
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 98# 196
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 136# 164
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 106# 170
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 88# 245
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 160
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 150
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 99# 129
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 149# 157
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 120# 159
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 157# 247
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 143# 163
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 171
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 175
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 117
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 148# 142
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 162# 142
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 154# 147
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 207# 151
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 169# 158
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 177# 160
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 173# 161
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 176# 161
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 168# 161
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 190# 188
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Randal Grichuk
CF,DH,RF - COL
Randal Grichuk
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats511497
   
Runs5978
   
Hits123149
   
Singles75120
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs222
   
RBI8143
   
Stolen Bases022
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks2749
   
Strikeouts11474
   
Batting Average.241.300
   
On Base Pct.281.365
   
Slugging Pct.423.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.703.744
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Randal Grichuk
CF,DH,RF - COL
Randal Grichuk
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504480
   
Runs7065
   
Hits132130
   
Singles78100
   
Doubles2822
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs254
   
RBI8043
   
Stolen Bases215
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks3145
   
Strikeouts11576
   
Batting Average.263.271
   
On Base Pct.305.334
   
Slugging Pct.479.354
   
On-base Plus Slugging.784.688
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Randal Grichuk
CF,DH,RF - COL
Randal Grichuk
Nicky Lopez
2B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez
News 
 Randal Grichuk went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 10-7 loss to the Giants.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 18th
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
 Randal Grichuk went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI single and a walk in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Royals.
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
 Randal Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a single and two runs scored in Thursday's 9-7 win over the Nationals.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 5th
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
 Randal Grichuk went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in Tuesday's 10-2 loss to the Nationals.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 4th
Nicky Lopez went 0-for-2 but walked twice in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the White Sox.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, Apr 27th
 Colorado Rockies RF Randal Grichuk went 2-for-5 at the plate on Sunday, hitting a solo home run as well as a two-run RBI single in the Rockies' 10-1 win over the Reds.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 1st
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 
 It's not often that an offensive player can be traded out of Toronto and get an upgrade in his value, but that's exactly what Grichuk got with his move to Colorado. We know what Grichuk is by now - he's gonna make elite contact with the ball a ton, but he's not at all selective, so he holds himself back by swinging at bad pitches. There's a ton of power with the veteran, and Coors Field should help boost his batting average from his career .245 mark. He's slated to bat sixth right now, meaning there should be RBI opportunity aplenty, so he makes a fine fifth outfielder for your fantasy team, with the upside to be more.
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