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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or AJ Pollock (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - CIN
Tommy Pham
AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 124# 125
Best Rank# 72# 92
Worst Rank# 183# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 244# 225
Best Rank# 237# 213
Worst Rank# 369# 250
   
Projections 
   
Runs6961
Home Runs1722
RBI5670
Stolen Bases137
Batting Average.260.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 125# 133
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 116# 160
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 72# 121
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 126# 131
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 127# 138
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 119# 123
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 114# 135
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 107# 113
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 127# 130
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 77# 120
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 112# 120
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 123# 124
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 107# 136
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 82# 141
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 127# 138
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 135# 151
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 133# 136
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 148# 152
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 76# 97
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 122# 130
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 107# 139
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 117# 130
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 103# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 120# 103
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 121# 99
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 126# 125
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 128# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 128# 126
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 128# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 130# 129
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 130# 125
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 130# 125
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 133# 127
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 136# 110
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 137# 133
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 139# 127
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 147# 136
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 149# 144
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 149# 143
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 150# 140
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 171# 125
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 173# 145
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 183# 92
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - CIN
Tommy Pham
AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats475383
   
Runs7453
   
Hits109114
   
Singles6865
   
Doubles2427
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1521
   
RBI4969
   
Stolen Bases149
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks7830
   
Strikeouts12880
   
Batting Average.230.298
   
On Base Pct.341.356
   
Slugging Pct.383.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.724.894
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - CIN
Tommy Pham
AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats429426
   
Runs6961
   
Hits112115
   
Singles7068
   
Doubles2224
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1722
   
RBI5670
   
Stolen Bases137
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks6432
   
Strikeouts11198
   
Batting Average.260.271
   
On Base Pct.357.322
   
Slugging Pct.440.486
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.808
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - CIN
Tommy Pham
AJ Pollock
CF,LF,RF - CWS
AJ Pollock
News 
 Cincinnati Reds LF Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting an RBI single, and walking once in the Reds' 5-4 win over the Guardians.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
AJ Pollock batted 2-for-3 with a single, double, and strikeout in the 2-1 loss to the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 17th
 Cincinnati Reds LF Tommy Pham went 3-for-4 at the plate on Wednesday, hitting three singles, and walking once in the Reds' 14-11 win over the Brewers.
Josh Thiessen
Thu, May 12th
AJ Pollock batted 1-for-2 with a single and a walk for one RBI in the win over the Royals.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 17th
 Reds outfielder Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with two singles, a walk, a run, and an RBI against the Brewers on Monday evening. He also stole a base in the contest. Cincinnati ultimately defeated Milwaukee by a score of 10-5.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, May 10th
AJ Pollock batted 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a walk for one RBI in the loss to the Yankees.
Nate Lowenthal
Fri, May 13th
 Reds outfielder Tommy Pham finished 3-for-4 with a single, double, and homer against the Brewers on Tuesday. He scored twice in the contest and struck out once. Cincinnati ultimately fell to Milwaukee by a score of 6-3.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 4th
AJ Pollock batted 2-for-5 with a single, a home run, and a walk for three RBIs in the loss to the Guardians.
Nate Lowenthal
Tue, May 10th
 Tommy Pham went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored, and two RBI on Friday against the Rockies.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 30th
AJ Pollock went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Nate Lowenthal
Wed, May 4th
Notes 
 Pham recently signed with the Reds, and even though the team has shipped off most of its lineup, it's not a bad fit. Pham's batting average has suffered over the last two seasons, but his expected batting average (.266, .258) suggests that he's been more unlucky than anything. And although his power numbers have declined, a move to Great American Ball Park should likely add a few home runs to his ledger this year. Pham still walks a ton and is a lock for double-digit steals, and he's the type of player who fantasy managers like to ignore each year. Don't worry as much about the lack of lineup protection, and instead buy the high floor and relative lack of competition for his job.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Pollock reminded everyone last year why he was once such a desirable fantasy commodity. In just 117 games, he popped 21 home runs and added nine steals, all while batting .297. Pollock's issue has never been about his talent, and his career might be viewed differently if he could have stayed healthy. But his 117 games played last year represented his most since 2015, and given that he's already dealing with general soreness in the spring, it's highly unlikely that he'll surpass that number in his age-34 season. His skills have not declined much, and his 19% strikeout rate last year represented his best since 2017. So long as you factor in plenty of missed time, Pollock should again offer you fairly elite production on a game-by-game basis.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros