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Who Should I Draft?

Tyler O'Neill or Javier Baez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tyler O'Neill
LF - STL
Tyler O'Neill
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
38 of 43 experts
12%
Recommended by
5 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 46
Best Rank# 19# 31
Worst Rank# 63# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 69
Best Rank# 47# 59
Worst Rank# 130# 136
   
Projections 
   
Runs8780
Home Runs3428
RBI8885
Stolen Bases1315
Batting Average.261.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 43
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 45# 47
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 36# 60
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 32# 46
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 39
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 36# 41
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 48# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 39# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 42
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 19# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 41
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 31# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 44
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 38# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 25# 47
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 28# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 41
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 55# 60
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 25# 39
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 40
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 31# 47
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 42# 63
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 33
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 31# 67
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 30# 46
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 45
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 45
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 34# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 59# 55
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 63# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tyler O'Neill
LF - STL
Tyler O'Neill
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats482502
   
Runs8980
   
Hits138133
   
Singles7682
   
Doubles2618
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3431
   
RBI8087
   
Stolen Bases1518
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks3828
   
Strikeouts168184
   
Batting Average.286.265
   
On Base Pct.352.319
   
Slugging Pct.560.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.912.813
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tyler O'Neill
LF - STL
Tyler O'Neill
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522558
   
Runs8780
   
Hits136142
   
Singles7585
   
Doubles2526
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3428
   
RBI8885
   
Stolen Bases1315
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks4529
   
Strikeouts176183
   
Batting Average.261.254
   
On Base Pct.319.291
   
Slugging Pct.507.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tyler O'Neill
LF - STL
Tyler O'Neill
Javier Baez
2B,SS - DET
Javier Baez
News 
 OF Tyler O'Neill is not in the lineup Thursday with a sore throwing shoulder. He was initially set to be in the lineup.
Vince DiSilvio
Thu, May 19th
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 0-for-4 with a run in a 4-2 win over the Orioles on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 13th
 Cardinals LF Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-5 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Mets, singling and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a single in a 3-2 loss to the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 7th
 Cardinals LF Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-4 Saturday, singling and scoring one run in the Cardinals' 13-7 loss to the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and two RBI in a 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 1st
 Cardinals LF Tyler O'Neill went 2-for-5 Thursday, doubling and driving in two runs in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Giants.
Chris Schommer
Fri, May 6th
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, and four RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 26th
 Cardinals LF Tyler O'Neill went 2-for-4 Wednesday, hitting one triple and one home run to drive in three runs while also scoring two runs in the Cardinals' 10-0 win over the Royals.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 4th
The Detroit Tigers have activated Javier Baez from the 10-day IL. He is starting at SS and batting 3rd against the Rockies on Sunday.
Vince DiSilvio
Sun, Apr 24th
Notes 
 You could do a lot worse than O'Neil as your second outfielder. You're in great shape if somehow your third outfielder. He's a second-tier five-category guy, although O'Neill's .366 BABIP in 2021 suggests that he's probably not going to bat .286 again. The peripherals suggest that O'Neill's power is legit, however. He's not a guy you reach for, but if he starts to fall, grab him. O'Neill is only 26, so it's possible he'll turn in a season that ends up much better than his ADP.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros