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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or Austin Riley (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Riley
1B,3B - ATL
Austin Riley
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 40
Best Rank# 16# 26
Worst Rank# 66# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 66
Best Rank# 30# 49
Worst Rank# 69# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs8688
Home Runs3223
RBI9973
Stolen Bases119
Batting Average.278.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 33
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 32# 38
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 44# 59
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 33# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 38
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 22# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 31# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 41
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 37# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 35# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 65
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 31# 55
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 35
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51# 55
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 38# 42
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 16# 37
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 30# 37
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 21# 42
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 35# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 34
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43# 36
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 54# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 37
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 45# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 40
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 47# 42
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 66# 44
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Riley
1B,3B - ATL
Austin Riley
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats590529
   
Runs9194
   
Hits179145
   
Singles11290
   
Doubles3332
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3320
   
RBI10769
   
Stolen Bases020
   
Caught Stealing110
   
Walks5256
   
Strikeouts168170
   
Batting Average.303.274
   
On Base Pct.367.356
   
Slugging Pct.531.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.898.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Riley
1B,3B - ATL
Austin Riley
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568532
   
Runs8688
   
Hits158140
   
Singles9383
   
Doubles3029
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3223
   
RBI9973
   
Stolen Bases119
   
Caught Stealing18
   
Walks5054
   
Strikeouts161162
   
Batting Average.278.263
   
On Base Pct.337.331
   
Slugging Pct.505.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.841.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Riley
1B,3B - ATL
Austin Riley
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
News 
 Austin Riley went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's win against San Diego.
Chris Clegg
Sat, May 14th
Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts against the Blue Jays on Friday evening. He did steal second base in the contest but wasn't able to score. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Toronto by a score of 5-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, May 14th
 Austin Riley went 1-for-3 with a double on Wednesday against the Red Sox, but is now slashing just .171/.310/.286 in the month of May.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 12th
Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout against the Angels on Wednesday evening. He also stole second base in the contest. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 4-2.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
 Austin Riley went 2-for-4 with a home run in Monday's win against the Mets.
Chris Clegg
Mon, May 2nd
Tampa Bay Rays Randy Arozarena went 4-for-5 from the plate with three singles and a double during a 8-7 comeback win over the Mariners.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Sat, May 7th
 Austin Riley went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Friday's win against the Rangers.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 30th
Randy Arozarena went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI on Sunday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 1st
 Atlanta Braves 3B Austin Riley went 3-for-5 at the plate on Sunday, hitting a two run homer along with two doubles in the Braves' 5-4 loss to the Marlins.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, Apr 25th
Randy Arozarena went 0-for-3 with a run and a stolen base on Wednesday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 Riley's value swings wildly depending on whether you play in an OBP league or a BA league. In the former, he's a four category stud. In the latter, he's a slightly overvalued three category asset. The young slugger should continue to get better, but reaching last year's ceiling may not be realistic. Kim Kardashian has a better chance of winning an Oscar for Best Actress than Riley does of equaling his 2021 second-half .397 BABIP. That said, while you don't want to reach for him based on his RBI numbers last year, the 3B position isn't as deep as usual, so Riley isn't a bad pick in the fifth or sixth round.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The playoff hero of 2020 provided a satisfying encore by being named 2021 AL Rookie of the Year, though there was some slippage. After belting 10 HRs in 20 playoff games two seasons ago, Arozarena hit 20 homers in 141 games last season and struck out 170 times. A modest flyball rate and ordinary Statcast numbers suggest that Arozarena probably won't provide elite power numbers. Last year's 37% hit rate fueled a .274 batting average that may not be sustainable. On the bright side, he had 20 SBs on 30 attempts. There are a multiple paths to value here, but still, Arozarena is a high-profile player likely to be overdrafted.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros