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Who Should I Draft?

Wander Franco or Cedric Mullins II (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cedric Mullins II
CF - BAL
Cedric Mullins II
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 35
Best Rank# 16# 16
Worst Rank# 55# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 45
Best Rank# 28# 26
Worst Rank# 57# 604
   
Projections 
   
Runs8794
Home Runs2418
RBI6282
Stolen Bases269
Batting Average.268.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 34
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 24# 34
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 21# 42
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 44
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 34# 35
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 27# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 46
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 19# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 21# 33
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 21# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 24# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 30
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 19# 43
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 62
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 23# 41
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 34
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 26# 50
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 29
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 16# 36
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 54
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 43# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 24
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 27# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cedric Mullins II
CF - BAL
Cedric Mullins II
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats602281
   
Runs9153
   
Hits17381
   
Singles10251
   
Doubles3618
   
Triples55
   
Home Runs307
   
RBI5939
   
Stolen Bases302
   
Caught Stealing81
   
Walks5924
   
Strikeouts12537
   
Batting Average.287.288
   
On Base Pct.357.347
   
Slugging Pct.513.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.870.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cedric Mullins II
CF - BAL
Cedric Mullins II
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats578573
   
Runs8794
   
Hits155165
   
Singles95104
   
Doubles3134
   
Triples58
   
Home Runs2418
   
RBI6282
   
Stolen Bases269
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks5349
   
Strikeouts12584
   
Batting Average.268.288
   
On Base Pct.330.344
   
Slugging Pct.461.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cedric Mullins II
CF - BAL
Cedric Mullins II
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
News 
 Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins II went 2-for-5 with two singles, one run scored, and a walk in Friday's 8-6 win over the Rays.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Fri, May 20th
Wander Franco admitted after Friday's game against the Orioles that he continues to feel tightness in his right quad and may not play on Saturday.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 21st
 Orioles OF Cedric Mullins is not in the starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the visiting Yankees according to The Athletic's Dan Connolly.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 19th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco went 1-for-3 with a single, walk, and run against the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon. He also stole a base in the process. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 6-1.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
 Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins II went 1-for-4 with one single and one run scored in Wednesday's 2-3 loss to the Yankees.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Thu, May 19th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Tigers on Monday evening. He stranded two runners on base as Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Detroit by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, May 17th
 Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins II went 1-for-4 with one single, one stolen base, and a walk in Tuesday's 4-5 loss to the Yankees.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Wed, May 18th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco couldn't get anything going against the Angels on Tuesday. He finished the day 0-for-2, falling hitless much like the rest of the Rays' lineup. Tampa Bay was ultimately defeated in Los Angeles by a score of 12-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 11th
 Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins II went 1-for-4 with one single in Saturday's 0-3 loss to the Tigers.
Owen Klukas - Big O's Fantasy Guidance
Sun, May 15th
Tampa Bay Rays Wander Franco went 0-for-5 from the plate striking out once on Wednesday against the Athletics.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Wed, May 4th
Notes 
 The city of Baltimore hasn't seen such an unexpectedly high HR total since Brady Anderson smacked 50 homers in 1996. Mullins had hit seven HRs in 374 career at-bats entering 2021. He cleared the fence 30 times last year and added 30 stolen bases for good measure. Mullins played the 2020 season with an undiagnosed case of Crohn's disease, which may have prevented us from seeing the "real" Cedric Mullins. Some pullback on the HR total is probably inevitable, but the speed and other plate skills should remain intact. Looks slightly overpriced at a third-round ADP.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The Rays' wunderkind signed an 11-year, $182 million contract in November and now simply has to go about the business of becoming the superstar everyone expects him to become. Franco scored 53 runs and had 39 RBI in only 70 games last season. He also displayed impressive plate patience and remarkable contact skills as a 20-year-old rookie. He's not a speed merchant, and the power might take time to develop, but Franco should score a lot of runs, drive in a lot of runs and produce something close to a .300 batting average.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros