Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Wander Franco or Eloy Jimenez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 38
Best Rank# 16# 22
Worst Rank# 62# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 57
Best Rank# 26# 53
Worst Rank# 604# 85
   
Projections 
   
Runs9473
Home Runs1831
RBI8294
Stolen Bases91
Batting Average.288.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 36
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 34# 40
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 24
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 35# 40
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 29# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 40
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 34# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 37# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 58
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 31
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 16# 32
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 43# 44
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 25# 40
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 33# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 41# 59
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 29# 42
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 63
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 33# 32
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 34# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 33
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 36# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 31
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 42# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 35
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46# 30
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 48# 29
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 50# 42
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 44
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats281213
   
Runs5323
   
Hits8153
   
Singles5133
   
Doubles1810
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs710
   
RBI3937
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2416
   
Strikeouts3757
   
Batting Average.288.249
   
On Base Pct.347.303
   
Slugging Pct.463.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.740
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats573541
   
Runs9473
   
Hits165147
   
Singles10487
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples81
   
Home Runs1831
   
RBI8294
   
Stolen Bases91
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4938
   
Strikeouts84143
   
Batting Average.288.272
   
On Base Pct.344.320
   
Slugging Pct.466.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.820
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Eloy Jimenez
DH,LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 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
Eloy Jimenez was placed on the 10-day IL on Sunday and is preliminarily expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a right hamstring tear.
Dan Harris
Sun, Apr 24th
 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
Eloy Jimenez, who was carted off the field on Saturday with a hamstring injury, has reportedly suffered a right hamstring tear, according to Jon Heyman.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
 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
Eloy Jimenez was removed from Saturday's game against the Twins with right hamstring soreness.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
 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
White Sox OF Eloy Jimenez is out of the lineup for at least the first game of Wednesday's double header in Cleveland as reported by Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times.
Luke Monaldo
Wed, Apr 20th
 Wander Franco went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base on Friday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 29th
White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez picked up his first couple hits since returning to action. He missed Thursday's game with an ankle contusion.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Apr 16th
Notes 
 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
Give the ascending slugger a mulligan for an ill-fated 2021 season. Jimenez ruptured a pectoral tendon in a spring training game and didn't come back until July 26. His surface stats in his 55 games were decent - 10 HRs, 37 RBI a .249 average - but Jimenez didn't live up to the promise he showed in the shortened 2020 season, when he had 14 HRs, 41 RBI and a .296 average. Expect a rebound and substantial power numbers. Speed isn't part of the package - he's played 232 career games and still hasn't stolen a base - but that's the only weakness here. It's only a matter of time before Jimenez gives us a 40 HR season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros