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Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Bo Bichette (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Ronald Acuna Jr.
RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 12
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 19# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 5# 13
Best Rank# 4# 11
Worst Rank# 21# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs105106
Home Runs2835
RBI9582
Stolen Bases2123
Batting Average.292.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 16
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 5# 11
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 5
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 5# 12
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 5# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 7
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 14
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 13
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 5# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 13
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 4# 13
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 5# 11
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 13
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 4# 35
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 31
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 5# 11
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 5# 12
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 6# 9
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 12
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 4
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 8# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Ronald Acuna Jr.
RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats640297
   
Runs12172
   
Hits19184
   
Singles13140
   
Doubles3019
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2924
   
RBI10252
   
Stolen Bases2517
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks4049
   
Strikeouts13785
   
Batting Average.298.283
   
On Base Pct.344.394
   
Slugging Pct.484.596
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.990
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Ronald Acuna Jr.
RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats605472
   
Runs105106
   
Hits177133
   
Singles11270
   
Doubles3426
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2835
   
RBI9582
   
Stolen Bases2123
   
Caught Stealing47
   
Walks4274
   
Strikeouts131140
   
Batting Average.292.283
   
On Base Pct.339.380
   
Slugging Pct.496.568
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.948
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bo Bichette
DH,SS - TOR
Bo Bichette
Ronald Acuna Jr.
RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
News 
 Bo Bichette went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI, and a home run against the Mariners on Monday.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 16th
Atlanta Braves RF Ronald Acuña Jr. will be back in the Braves lineup on Tuesday for their game against the Brewers.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
 Bo Bichette went 0-for-4 on Sunday and 0-for-10 in the weekend series against the Rays, dropping his batting average to just .234.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
Ronald Acuna is not in the starting lineup for the Braves Monday for the fifth straight game due to his lingering groin injury.
Scott Youngson - FantasyPros
Mon, May 16th
 Bo Bichette went 1-for-9 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker shared the news that Ronald Acuña Jr. will be day to day and not need a stint on the injured list.
Jesse Garcia
Sat, May 14th
 Bo Bichette went 1-for-4 on Sunday against Houston, but the hit was a big one as Bichette blasted a two-run home run, his third of the year.
Chris Clegg
Sun, May 1st
Braves manager Brian Snitker said that OF Ronald Acuna Jr. will have an MRI on Saturday. He is still experiencing soreness in his groin.
Vince DiSilvio
Sat, May 14th
 Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with two singles and stole his third base of the season on Saturday against the Astros.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 30th
OF Ronald Acuna is out of the lineup on Saturday against the Padres. He has been out since Wednesday and is still dealing with a strained groin.
Vince DiSilvio
Sat, May 14th
Notes 
 The future is bright for this young star as he enters his age-24 season. Bichette broke out in 2021 with an AL-high 191 hits and proved himself to be a true five-category performer. His dad Dante once hit 40 HRs for the Rockies, and Bo seemingly has room for growth in the power department with some launch-angle adjustments, since his ground ball rate last season was just shy of 50%. Bichette doesn't like to take walks, but he hits the ball hard to all fields. Playing in one of MLB's best lineups should help keep his run and RBI totals robust. His 2021 season will be a tough act to follow, but this is a first-round profile.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
In any other year, Acuna, Jr. is an easy top-five pick. The five-category star is a set-it-and-forget-it roster heavyweight. But coming off a gruesome mid-summer ACL tear, he's likely to miss most of April and possibly some of May, and Acuna is unlikely to wreak havoc on the basepaths for the first couple months. He's going to rake once he's healthy, but you might want to pass on Acuna unless you get a significant discount on him.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros