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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Javier Baez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 45
Best Rank# 31# 24
Worst Rank# 78# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 69# 52
Best Rank# 59# 28
Worst Rank# 136# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs8082
Home Runs2831
RBI85100
Stolen Bases152
Batting Average.254.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 39# 56
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 41# 49
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 49# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 44# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 48
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 43# 49
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 45# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 39# 50
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 46
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 63# 80
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 33# 52
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 46# 53
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 31# 39
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 48
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 55# 24
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 60# 27
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 49# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 37
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 47# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 40
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 67# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 40
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 47# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 46# 45
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 60# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 47
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 54# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 66
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats502593
   
Runs8081
   
Hits133151
   
Singles8280
   
Doubles1834
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3134
   
RBI87105
   
Stolen Bases182
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks2850
   
Strikeouts18496
   
Batting Average.265.255
   
On Base Pct.319.312
   
Slugging Pct.494.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.807
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558584
   
Runs8082
   
Hits142154
   
Singles8589
   
Doubles2631
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2831
   
RBI85100
   
Stolen Bases152
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks2953
   
Strikeouts18395
   
Batting Average.254.264
   
On Base Pct.291.326
   
Slugging Pct.461.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.805
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Nolan Arenado
3B - STL
Nolan Arenado
News 
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 0-for-4 with a run in a 4-2 win over the Orioles on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Giants on Sunday night. He also drew a walk and scored twice. St. Louis ultimately clobbered San Francisco by a score of 15-6.
Andersen Pickard
Mon, May 16th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a single in a 3-2 loss to the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
Cardinals DH Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 Saturday, singling, doubling, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and two RBI in a 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado went 1-for-3 Thursday, doubling and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Orioles.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 13th
 Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, and four RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 26th
Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado went 2-for-5 Saturday, singling twice and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 13-7 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
 The Detroit Tigers have activated Javier Baez from the 10-day IL. He is starting at SS and batting 3rd against the Rockies on Sunday.
Vince DiSilvio
Sun, Apr 24th
Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado went 1-for-4 Friday night, doubling in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 7th
Notes 
 The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
If only fantasy baseball awarded points for spectacular defensive plays. Alas, you're stuck relying only on Arenado's bat. That ain't half bad - but it's no longer worth overpaying for. In his first season outside of Colorado, the highlight-reel third baseman showed that he can still rake. But as anticipated, his BA, OBP and OPS all dropped. Now on the wrong side of 30, Arenado is realistically a 2.5-category guy. He'll help you in HR and RBI, and he won't hurt you in runs, but let someone else in your league jump on him early based on name recognition. You can get 80 percent of his production from other third basemen three to four rounds later than Arenado is expected to go.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros