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Who Should I Draft?

Randy Arozarena or Wander Franco (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 40
Best Rank# 16# 26
Worst Rank# 62# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 66
Best Rank# 26# 49
Worst Rank# 604# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs9488
Home Runs1823
RBI8273
Stolen Bases919
Batting Average.288.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 34# 38
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 42# 59
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 33
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 35# 44
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 29# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 46
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 40
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 38
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 33# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 38
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 34# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 41
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 50
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 65
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 16# 42
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 43# 55
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 25# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 55
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 41# 42
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 37
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 29# 36
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 36# 42
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 34
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 35
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 50# 37
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 48# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 39
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 40
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats281529
   
Runs5394
   
Hits81145
   
Singles5190
   
Doubles1832
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs720
   
RBI3969
   
Stolen Bases220
   
Caught Stealing110
   
Walks2456
   
Strikeouts37170
   
Batting Average.288.274
   
On Base Pct.347.356
   
Slugging Pct.463.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats573532
   
Runs9488
   
Hits165140
   
Singles10483
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples83
   
Home Runs1823
   
RBI8273
   
Stolen Bases919
   
Caught Stealing48
   
Walks4954
   
Strikeouts84162
   
Batting Average.288.263
   
On Base Pct.344.331
   
Slugging Pct.466.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.786
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Randy Arozarena
DH,LF,RF - TB
Randy Arozarena
News 
 Rays SS Wander Franco is back in the starting lineup against the Marlins and batting 2nd according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 24th
Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. He also stole a base, drew a walk, struck out twice, and plated a run. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 22nd
 Wander Franco admitted after Friday's game against the Orioles that he continues to feel tightness in his right quad and may not play on Saturday.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 21st
Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 2-for-3 with two homers and a walk against the Orioles on Saturday. He totaled three RBI as Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Baltimore by a score of 6-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 22nd
 Rays shortstop Wander Franco went 1-for-3 with a single, walk, and run against the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon. He also stole a base in the process. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 6-1.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
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
 Rays shortstop Wander Franco went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Tigers on Monday evening. He stranded two runners on base as Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Detroit by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
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
 Rays shortstop Wander Franco couldn't get anything going against the Angels on Tuesday. He finished the day 0-for-2, falling hitless much like the rest of the Rays' lineup. Tampa Bay was ultimately defeated in Los Angeles by a score of 12-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 11th
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
Notes 
 The Rays' wunderkind signed an 11-year, $182 million contract in November and now simply has to go about the business of becoming the superstar everyone expects him to become. Franco scored 53 runs and had 39 RBI in only 70 games last season. He also displayed impressive plate patience and remarkable contact skills as a 20-year-old rookie. He's not a speed merchant, and the power might take time to develop, but Franco should score a lot of runs, drive in a lot of runs and produce something close to a .300 batting average.
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