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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Edman or Will Smith (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
33 of 43 experts
23%
Recommended by
10 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 77
Best Rank# 20# 48
Worst Rank# 314# 143
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 64# 113
Best Rank# 49# 92
Worst Rank# 72# 129
   
Projections 
   
Runs7380
Home Runs2712
RBI8157
Stolen Bases322
Batting Average.260.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 126
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 63# 72
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 57# 91
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 72
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 38# 55
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 57# 87
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 51# 64
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 68
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 76# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 66# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 106
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 70
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 72
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 99
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 143
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 72
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 56# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 61# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 70
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 103
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 77# 79
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 41# 57
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 75# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 88
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 75# 115
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 60# 69
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 67# 69
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 63
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 60
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 67# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 314# 52
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 63# 57
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 68# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 66# 60
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 216# 70
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 70
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 76# 75
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 115
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 243# 116
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats412641
   
Runs7191
   
Hits107168
   
Singles61113
   
Doubles1941
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2511
   
RBI7656
   
Stolen Bases330
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks5838
   
Strikeouts10095
   
Batting Average.260.262
   
On Base Pct.367.308
   
Slugging Pct.498.387
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.695
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats423550
   
Runs7380
   
Hits110148
   
Singles59101
   
Doubles2231
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2712
   
RBI8157
   
Stolen Bases322
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks5836
   
Strikeouts10393
   
Batting Average.260.269
   
On Base Pct.350.314
   
Slugging Pct.505.405
   
On-base Plus Slugging.855.719
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Tommy Edman
2B,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
News 
 Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith went 1-for-4 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting a solo home run in the Dodgers' 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, tripling, stealing one base, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
 Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate on Thursday, hitting a two-run RBI double, striking out once, and walking once in the Dodgers' 9-7 loss to the Phillies.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Saturday, hitting a solo home run in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
 Will Smith is out of the lineup on Tuesday against the Pirates for the second straight day with a sore right pectoral muscle.
Dan Harris
Tue, May 10th
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Friday night, tripling in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sat, May 7th
 Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith went 1-for-2 at the plate on Wednesday, hitting a RBI single, and walking twice in the Dodgers' 9-1 win over the Giants.
Josh Thiessen
Thu, May 5th
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman went 3-for-5 Thursday, doubling, scoring one run, and driving in three runs in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 6th
 Los Angeles Dodgers C Will Smith went 1-for-4 at the plate on Sunday, hitting a RBI single, and striking out twice in the Dodgers' 6-3 loss to the Tigers.
Josh Thiessen
Sun, May 1st
Cardinals 2B Tommy Edman stole one base and scored two runs Wednesday in the Cardinals' 10-0 win over the Royals.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 4th
Notes 
 If you were targeting J.T. Realmuto and he gets snapped up, take Smith with your next pick. He has the goods to become the best catcher in the game, and with the universal DH now the law of the land, Smith becomes even more valuable. Now that he'll get at-bats as a designated hitter, a 30 HR, 90 RBI season isn't out of the question. Getting that kind of elite production from your catcher spot anchors your offense and allows you all kinds of trade flexibility down the road.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
There's a lot to like here. The biggest draws are speed and multi-position (OF/2B) eligibility. Edman stole 30 bases last year, tying for fourth in MLB. Statcast says he's in the 92nd percentile for sprint speed. There's a little bit of power here, too. Edman hit only 11 HRs last year but clubbed 41 doubles. Edman has a .272 batting average over three seasons, and there could be room for growth there. His contact rate improved to 85% last year, and he sprays hits to both sides of the diamond. Edman doesn't take many walks, but that's a minor nit to pick.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros