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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or Salvador Perez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
32 of 43 experts
26%
Recommended by
11 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 40
Best Rank# 9# 26
Worst Rank# 81# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 66
Best Rank# 26# 49
Worst Rank# 49# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs7488
Home Runs3623
RBI9873
Stolen Bases119
Batting Average.267.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 34
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 30# 38
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 28# 59
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 38
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 29# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 31# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 41
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 34# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 65
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 55
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 35
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 33# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 55
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 35# 37
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 36
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 28# 42
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 43
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 33
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 38# 37
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 39# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 51# 42
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 81# 42
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 54# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats620529
   
Runs8894
   
Hits169145
   
Singles9790
   
Doubles2432
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs4820
   
RBI12169
   
Stolen Bases120
   
Caught Stealing010
   
Walks2856
   
Strikeouts170170
   
Batting Average.273.274
   
On Base Pct.316.356
   
Slugging Pct.544.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats541532
   
Runs7488
   
Hits145140
   
Singles8383
   
Doubles2529
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3623
   
RBI9873
   
Stolen Bases119
   
Caught Stealing08
   
Walks2554
   
Strikeouts142162
   
Batting Average.267.263
   
On Base Pct.300.331
   
Slugging Pct.513.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
News 
 Royals C Salvador Perez has been placed on the 10-day IL with a sprained left thumb. Sebastian Rivero has been called up.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, May 17th
Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 1-for-3 with a strikeout and solo homer against the Tigers on Tuesday. He also hit a sac fly in the contest. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 8-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, May 17th
 Salvador Perez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Kansas City's 5-3 extra inning loss to the White Sox on Monday night.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
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
 Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Rockies on Saturday. He also struck out once in the contest. Kansas City ultimately fell to Colorado by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 15th
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
 Salvador Perez with 2-for-6 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a 14-10 Royals win in Colorado on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
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
 Kansas City Royals DH Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 at the plate on Thursday, hitting an RBI single in the Royals' 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
Randy Arozarena went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI on Sunday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 1st
Notes 
 Perez tied for the MLB lead with 48 home runs in 2021 and had a league-leading 121 RBI. After missing the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery and playing 37 of 60 games in 2020, Perez played 161 games last year (40 as a DH) and went to the plate 665 times. He's bound to get fewer PAs this season, and some HR pullback is probably inevitable, but the Statcast numbers show that Perez crushes the ball when he makes contact. His career batting averages have been all over the map, and he doesn't run, but the power and run production are legit. Perez deserves to be the first catcher off the board, but he might be drafted too early after last season's homer-fest.
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