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Who Should I Draft?

Wander Franco or Salvador Perez (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
30 of 43 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 35
Best Rank# 9# 16
Worst Rank# 81# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 45
Best Rank# 26# 26
Worst Rank# 49# 604
   
Projections 
   
Runs7494
Home Runs3618
RBI9882
Stolen Bases19
Batting Average.267.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 41
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 30# 34
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 28# 42
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 35
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 29# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 31# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 33
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 34# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 30
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 24# 43
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 62
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 33
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 35# 50
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 27# 29
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 54
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 81# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 24
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 33# 25
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 39# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 30
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 38# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 34
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 54# 35
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 51# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 61# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats620281
   
Runs8853
   
Hits16981
   
Singles9751
   
Doubles2418
   
Triples05
   
Home Runs487
   
RBI12139
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2824
   
Strikeouts17037
   
Batting Average.273.288
   
On Base Pct.316.347
   
Slugging Pct.544.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats541573
   
Runs7494
   
Hits145165
   
Singles83104
   
Doubles2534
   
Triples18
   
Home Runs3618
   
RBI9882
   
Stolen Bases19
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks2549
   
Strikeouts14284
   
Batting Average.267.288
   
On Base Pct.300.344
   
Slugging Pct.513.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
News 
 Royals C Salvador Perez has been placed on the 10-day IL with a sprained left thumb. Sebastian Rivero has been called up.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, May 17th
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
 Salvador Perez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Kansas City's 5-3 extra inning loss to the White Sox on Monday night.
Luke Monaldo
Tue, May 17th
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
 Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Rockies on Saturday. He also struck out once in the contest. Kansas City ultimately fell to Colorado by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 15th
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
 Salvador Perez with 2-for-6 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a 14-10 Royals win in Colorado on Friday.
Luke Monaldo
Sat, May 14th
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
 Kansas City Royals DH Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 at the plate on Thursday, hitting an RBI single in the Royals' 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, May 13th
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
Notes 
 Perez tied for the MLB lead with 48 home runs in 2021 and had a league-leading 121 RBI. After missing the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery and playing 37 of 60 games in 2020, Perez played 161 games last year (40 as a DH) and went to the plate 665 times. He's bound to get fewer PAs this season, and some HR pullback is probably inevitable, but the Statcast numbers show that Perez crushes the ball when he makes contact. His career batting averages have been all over the map, and he doesn't run, but the power and run production are legit. Perez deserves to be the first catcher off the board, but he might be drafted too early after last season's homer-fest.
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