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Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Juan Soto (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
RF - SD
Juan Soto
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
13 of 23 experts
43%
Recommended by
10 of 23 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 9
Best Rank# 2# 4
Worst Rank# 17# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 11
Best Rank# 5# 12
Worst Rank# 9# 14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 8# 15
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 6# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 6# 14
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 5# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 5
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 7# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 8
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 10# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 17# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
RF - SD
Juan Soto
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats524638
   
Runs9390
   
Hits126175
   
Singles72108
   
Doubles2535
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2732
   
RBI6297
   
Stolen Bases68
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks13558
   
Strikeouts96116
   
Batting Average.241.274
   
On Base Pct.400.339
   
Slugging Pct.450.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.818
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
RF - SD
Juan Soto
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
News 
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Notes 
 Heading into the season, Juan Soto is the leading candidate for Comeback Player of the Year, which feels ridiculous to say about a guy who still ended with a WAR of 5.2. The first half of 2022 found him in a terrible lineup, so opposing pitchers walked him 95 times in 436 plate appearances. Reports also surfaced that he had turned down a 15-year, $440 million offer from Washington, and soon, the HR Derby winner headed to San Diego with expectations as big as the contract he turned down. He struggled with the Padres, slashing .236/.388/.390 with only six homers and 16 RBI in 52 games, but he also took a trip to the NLCS. Fantasy managers can expect a course correction in 2023, somewhere in the vicinity of 30+ HR, 110+ RBI, and an elite .400+ OBP. With the addition of Xander Bogaerts, the return of Fernando Tatis, Jr., and the presence of Manny Machado, this is a real-life team you want multiple pieces of in fantasy. Soto is worth every penny of a top draft pick.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., took a step back in 2022, which was expected once he got out of the bandbox parks of Dunedin and Buffalo. He continued to smash the ball, sitting in the 90th percentile in avgEV, MaxEV, and HardHit%. It is somewhat concerning that his K% went up while his BB% went down, but the slight drop in counting stats is projected to normalize back to his 35/100/100 levels. While the fifth-year player probably isn't going to gift fantasy managers with double-digit steals, Guerrero can keep four categories and all ratios afloat, allowing you to build around that foundation. Be prepared to grab him on the turn at the end of Round 1.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros