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Who Should I Draft?

Tyler Stephenson or Keibert Ruiz (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keibert Ruiz
C - WSH
Keibert Ruiz
Tyler Stephenson
C,1B - CIN
Tyler Stephenson
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
23 of 38 experts
39%
Recommended by
15 of 38 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 152# 156
Best Rank# 102# 74
Worst Rank# 186# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 172# 178
Best Rank# 141# 130
Worst Rank# 192# 190
   
Projections 
   
Runs4858
Home Runs1613
RBI5654
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.267.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 145# 158
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 166# 175
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 141# 159
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 149# 160
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 129# 163
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 112# 121
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 147# 157
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 140# 159
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 147# 153
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 135# 150
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105# 132
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 154# 161
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 152# 156
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 102# 170
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 117# 138
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 137# 139
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 108# 144
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 186# 211
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 175
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 152# 169
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 163
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 138# 160
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 123# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 74
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 171# 85
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 158# 88
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 111# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 108# 101
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 152# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 154# 109
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 145# 114
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 119# 116
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 138# 122
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 125# 122
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 153# 127
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 138# 135
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 139# 136
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 168
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keibert Ruiz
C - WSH
Keibert Ruiz
Tyler Stephenson
C,1B - CIN
Tyler Stephenson
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats88350
   
Runs1056
   
Hits24100
   
Singles1869
   
Doubles321
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs310
   
RBI1545
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks641
   
Strikeouts975
   
Batting Average.273.286
   
On Base Pct.333.366
   
Slugging Pct.409.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.742.797
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keibert Ruiz
C - WSH
Keibert Ruiz
Tyler Stephenson
C,1B - CIN
Tyler Stephenson
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats372400
   
Runs4858
   
Hits99108
   
Singles6473
   
Doubles1923
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1613
   
RBI5654
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3045
   
Strikeouts5692
   
Batting Average.267.271
   
On Base Pct.322.344
   
Slugging Pct.447.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.769.769
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keibert Ruiz
C - WSH
Keibert Ruiz
Tyler Stephenson
C,1B - CIN
Tyler Stephenson
News 
 Nationals C Keibert Ruiz went 1-for-5 Sunday, doubling, scoring one run, and driving in one run in the Nationals' 8-2 win over the Brewers.
Chris Schommer
Mon, May 23rd
Cincinnati Reds C Tyler Stephenson went 0-for-3 at the plate on Monday, walking once, and striking out twice in the Reds' 7-4 loss to the Cubs.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 23rd
 Nationals C Keibert Ruiz went 3-for-3 Wednesday, singling once, doubling twice, scoring one run, driving in one run, and walking twice in the Nationals' 5-4 win over the Marlins.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 19th
Cincinnati Reds C Tyler Stephenson went 2-for-5 at the plate on Tuesday, hitting two singles, and striking out twice in the Reds' 5-4 win over the Guardians.
Josh Thiessen
Tue, May 17th
 Nationals C Keibert Ruiz went 1-for-3 Saturday, singling and scoring one run in the Nationals' 7-3 win over the Angels.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Initial evaluation showed that Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson does not have a concussion. He exited Saturday's game against the Pirates after taking a ball off his facemask.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 15th
 Nationals catcher Kelbert Ruiz went 2-for-5 Thursday, doubling, homering, scoring one run, and driving in two runs in the Nationals' 9-7 loss to the Rockies.
Chris Schommer
Thu, May 5th
Tyler Stephenson was removed from tonight’s game against the Pirates after taking a foul ball off his mask.
Jesse Garcia
Sat, May 14th
 Keibert Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a walk in Washington's 10-2 win in Colorado.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, May 4th
Cincinnati Reds C Tyler Stephenson went 3-for-4 at the plate on Thursday, singling twice, hitting a solo home run, and striking out once in the Reds' 4-0 win over the Pirates.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
Notes 
 Ruiz will be the starting catcher for the Nationals this year and will bat in the middle of the lineup. Ignore his mediocre numbers from last year, because he has the upside to be a top-5 catcher if everything breaks right. Ruiz's power hasn't quite developed as projected, but he hit 19 home runs in 81 games between the majors and minors last year. He has elite contact skills and rarely strikes out, so his batting average should be a plus, especially for a catcher. Don't be concerned to reach a bit given his upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
With Tucker Barnhart out of town, Stephenson will get his shot as the primary catcher for the Reds. He was extremely productive last year with a .797 OPS and 10 home runs in just 102 games, all while batting .286. Don't expect him to continue with his pace, as catchers often get overexposed when they take on more playing time. But he'll bat in the middle of the Cincinnati lineup, and when you're looking for a backstop who won't cost you anything but should give you fairly reliable production for the position, Stephenson is your guy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros