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Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Mountcastle or Jared Walsh (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
Ryan Mountcastle
1B,LF,DH - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 71
Best Rank# 49# 50
Worst Rank# 109# 119
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 109# 115
Best Rank# 97# 110
Worst Rank# 150# 169
   
Projections 
   
Runs7977
Home Runs3229
RBI9987
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.267.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 93
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 70# 77
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 65# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 49# 50
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 79# 96
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 74# 84
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 79
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 75# 88
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 66# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 71
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 77# 81
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 73
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 77# 84
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 113
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 63# 98
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 57# 75
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 69# 73
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 80# 81
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 83# 89
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 87# 119
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 63# 73
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 61# 87
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 61# 62
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 72# 77
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 77
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 55
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 59
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 63# 61
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 104# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 68# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 69# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 66
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 67# 66
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 105# 70
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 78# 73
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 109# 85
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 85
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
Ryan Mountcastle
1B,LF,DH - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats528534
   
Runs6977
   
Hits145135
   
Singles8278
   
Doubles3423
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2833
   
RBI9589
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4841
   
Strikeouts152161
   
Batting Average.275.253
   
On Base Pct.338.307
   
Slugging Pct.502.485
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.792
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
Ryan Mountcastle
1B,LF,DH - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535556
   
Runs7977
   
Hits143146
   
Singles7889
   
Doubles3027
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3229
   
RBI9987
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5141
   
Strikeouts153159
   
Batting Average.267.263
   
On Base Pct.331.314
   
Slugging Pct.503.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jared Walsh
1B,RF - LAA
Jared Walsh
Ryan Mountcastle
1B,LF,DH - BAL
Ryan Mountcastle
News 
 Jared Walsh went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two total runs scored in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 25th
Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-5 with two singles and a run scored in Tuesday's 6-7 loss to the Yankees in extra innings.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Wed, May 25th
 Jared Walsh went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a two-run shot in Wednesday's 6=5 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 19th
Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, one single, two runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Rays.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Mon, May 23rd
 Jared Walsh went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 12-0 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 11th
The Orioles activated Ryan Mountcastle from the 10-day IL on Saturday.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 21st
 Jared Walsh went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 11-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 10th
The Orioles placed Ryan Mountcastle on the 10-day IL on Friday with a left wrist/forearm strain, retroactive to May 11.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 13th
 Jared Walsh went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a single in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Nationals.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 8th
Ryan Mountcastle will get the night off Wednesday due to a sore left wrist.
Nate Miller
Wed, May 11th
Notes 
 Walsh was outstanding in his rookie year, blasting 29 home runs and batting .277. His expected batting average (.257) and slugging percentage (.436) lagged significantly behind his actual numbers, but his 114.8 MPH maximum exit velocity was in the top six percent of MLB and suggests his power is real. Walsh couldn't hit a lick against lefties last year, as he batted just .170 against them with a .565 OPS. But, even if he loses time against them, his success against righties should be more than enough to keep him relevant. Buy him as a 30-homer bat but take at least 10 to 20 points off his batting average from last year.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Mountcastle fully arrived in his age-24 season, shaking off a slow start to finish with 33 HR, 89 RBI, 77 runs and a reasonable .255 batting average. His .333 BA in the abbreviated 2020 season was a mirage, but Mountcastle's power is legit, with a .232 ISO in 2021 and home runs on 20% of his flyballs. There's a lot of swing-and-miss to Mountcastle's game, which could make him a BA risk, and he won't steal many bases. But the power profile is enticing, and it's a nice bonus that Mountcastle has dual eligibility as an outfielder and first baseman.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros