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Who Should I Draft?

Willy Adames or Alex Verdugo (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 92
Best Rank# 56# 78
Worst Rank# 120# 136
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 141# 166
Best Rank# 110# 125
Worst Rank# 167# 194
   
Projections 
   
Runs8179
Home Runs2515
RBI7665
Stolen Bases67
Batting Average.258.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 94
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 86# 95
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 85# 114
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 80# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 73# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 89# 97
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 65# 105
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 73# 88
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 85# 94
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 109
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 89
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 99
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 85
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 87# 125
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 85
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 77# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 82# 95
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 82# 93
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 102
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 92
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 83# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 110# 117
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 78# 94
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 77# 136
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 74# 99
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 74# 95
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 110
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 64# 113
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 67# 115
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 89
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 56# 87
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 81# 97
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 73# 95
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 73# 92
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 77# 106
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 88
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 102
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 83
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 98# 93
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 120# 94
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats496544
   
Runs7688
   
Hits129157
   
Singles72110
   
Doubles3232
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2413
   
RBI7263
   
Stolen Bases56
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks5751
   
Strikeouts15696
   
Batting Average.260.289
   
On Base Pct.336.351
   
Slugging Pct.474.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.778
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538525
   
Runs8179
   
Hits139152
   
Singles82101
   
Doubles3034
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2515
   
RBI7665
   
Stolen Bases67
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5949
   
Strikeouts16897
   
Batting Average.258.289
   
On Base Pct.332.349
   
Slugging Pct.459.445
   
On-base Plus Slugging.790.794
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Alex Verdugo
LF,CF,RF - BOS
Alex Verdugo
News 
 Willy Adames has been moved to the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 16) with a high ankle sprain.
Devon Bruce
Wed, May 18th
Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles against the Astros on Tuesday evening. Boston ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 13-4.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
 Milwaukee Brewers SS Willy Adames (ankle) is set to miss his first game of the season on Monday due to an ankle injury suffered on Sunday.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-3 with a double and walk against the Braves on Wednesday evening. He also scored a run and struck out once in the contest. Boston ultimately fell to Atlanta by a score of 5-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, May 12th
 Willy Adames suffered a left ankle sprain in Sunday's win against the Marlins.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 16th
Boston Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo went 0-for-4 from the plate with a strikeout during a 8-0 loss to the Angels.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Fri, May 6th
 Willy Adames was removed from Sunday’s game against the Marlins with an ankle injury.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo went 1-for-4 Thursday, singling in the Red Sox' 1-0 loss to the Blue Jays.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Apr 29th
 Brewers SS Willy Adames went 1-for-4 Saturday, hitting a solo home run in the Brewers' 9-3 loss to the Marlins.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 15th
Alex Verdugo went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Friday against the Rays.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 23rd
Notes 
 If ever a player needed a trade, it was Adames. In his career, he has batted just .217 with a .616 OPS in Tropicana Field. And he was particularly dreadful with the Rays last year, slashing .197/.254/.371. He was an entirely different player after his trade to the Brewers, hitting 20 home runs in 99 games, with nearly a .900 OPS. He's probably due for some regression, as he outperformed his expected batting average and slugging percentage pretty significantly last season. But even if you knock off 20% of what we saw him do with the Brewers last season, he'd still be a startable option in fantasy. He's unlikely to take the leap into stardom, but he can and should certainly maintain the leap he took last year into relevance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Verdugo is a reliable option for batting average, as he's batted at least .289 in three straight seasons. He doesn't have a ton of pop or speed, though he'll at least chip in with home runs and steals, and because he'll bat near the top of the Red Sox lineup, should be an asset in runs scored. Think of a poor man's version of Michael Brantley in his prime and that's what Verdugo will give you, and that's plenty valuable for fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros