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Who Should I Draft?

Raimel Tapia or Andrew Benintendi (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Raimel Tapia
CF,LF,RF - TOR
Raimel Tapia
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
42 of 43 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 107# 162
Best Rank# 60# 99
Worst Rank# 163# 272
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 193# 366
Best Rank# 171# 282
Worst Rank# 244# 333
   
Projections 
   
Runs6755
Home Runs176
RBI7041
Stolen Bases1015
Batting Average.270.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 192
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 204
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 112# 118
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 129# 185
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 159
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 117
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 147# 272
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 76
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 100# 135
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 130
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 116# 137
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 118# 211
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 139# 187
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 118# 123
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 103# 173
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 185
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 94
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 111# 160
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 110# 177
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 115# 153
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 106# 157
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 111# 136
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 163# 173
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 128
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 236
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 129# 188
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 109# 166
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 199
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 75# 244
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 119# 142
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 119# 134
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 146# 175
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 120# 173
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 126# 161
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 60# 161
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 131
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 112# 166
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 100# 124
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 90# 133
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 115# 140
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 199
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 240
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 116# 99
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Raimel Tapia
CF,LF,RF - TOR
Raimel Tapia
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats493487
   
Runs6369
   
Hits136133
   
Singles9099
   
Doubles2726
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs176
   
RBI7350
   
Stolen Bases820
   
Caught Stealing96
   
Walks3640
   
Strikeouts9770
   
Batting Average.276.273
   
On Base Pct.324.327
   
Slugging Pct.442.372
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.699
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Raimel Tapia
CF,LF,RF - TOR
Raimel Tapia
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats496411
   
Runs6755
   
Hits134110
   
Singles8679
   
Doubles2823
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs176
   
RBI7041
   
Stolen Bases1015
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks4831
   
Strikeouts10977
   
Batting Average.270.268
   
On Base Pct.334.319
   
Slugging Pct.440.374
   
On-base Plus Slugging.775.693
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Andrew Benintendi
LF - KC
Andrew Benintendi
Raimel Tapia
CF,LF,RF - TOR
Raimel Tapia
News 
 Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Kansas City's 7-6 loss the Twins on Sunday.
Luke Monaldo
Mon, May 23rd
Raimel Tapia went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
 Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI in Kansas City's 9-2 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
Luke Monaldo
Sun, May 22nd
Raimel Tapia went 4-for-5 with a double on Friday against the Astros.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 30th
 Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 with a double in Kansas City's 7-4 loss to the White Sox on Thursday.
Luke Monaldo
Fri, May 20th
Raimel Tapia went 2-4 out of the leadoff spot in Friday's win against Houston.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 23rd
 Andrew Benintendi is not in the Royals' lineup for their game on Sunday against the Rockies.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
Raimel Tapia was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade that sent Randal Grichuk to Colorado.
Chris Clegg
Thu, Mar 24th
 Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-6 with a home run, a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored in a 14-10 Royals win in Colorado on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
 
Notes 
 Benintendi was the classic "needs a change of scenery" player and got relatively back on track with the Royals. He looked almost identical to the disappointing but absolutely usable version of himself that he showed in 2019, and his underlying rates were nearly identical. He did walk at a career-worst rate but he also got his strikeout rate down under control, and had he avoided injury, he surely would have put up a 20-10 season. There's every reason to expct him to be able to do that again, but expect his other counting stats to remain mediocre with Kansas City's lineup.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Tapia moves from Colorado to Toronto, and although that's an obvious downgrade in terms of home park, it's pretty much as neutral a change as Tapia could have hoped for. He'll still play his home games in an extreme hitter-friendly environment, and he'll see a major upgrade in his surrounding lineup. The problem for Tapia, however, remains the same. He has extremely meager power numbers, and not enough speed to be a true difference-maker in the stolen base category (though he did swipe 20 last year). He'll almost certainly bat in the lower third of the lineup with Toronto, as he likely would have with the Rockies anyway, and his probable increase in runs scored should be canceled out by his likely drop in batting average (his xBA has been in the .250s in each of the last three seasons). There's little upside with Tapia, but he won't hurt you, so he's a decent bench option if you're light on steals.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros