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Who Should I Draft?

Willy Adames or Michael Brantley (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 120
Best Rank# 56# 75
Worst Rank# 120# 211
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 141# 216
Best Rank# 110# 143
Worst Rank# 167# 245
   
Projections 
   
Runs8170
Home Runs2513
RBI7660
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.258.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 90
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 116
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 86# 104
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 85# 132
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 80# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 73# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 89# 211
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 65# 161
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 73# 120
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 85# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 117
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 133
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 119
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 87# 96
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 135
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 141
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 77# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 82# 94
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 82# 133
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 134
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 81# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 112
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 83# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 110# 146
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 78# 149
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 77# 134
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 74# 135
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 82# 150
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 74# 161
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 64# 75
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 67# 138
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 129
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 56# 164
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 81# 149
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 73# 89
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 73# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 77# 153
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 120# 127
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 119
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 156
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 98# 92
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 85
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats496469
   
Runs7668
   
Hits129146
   
Singles72106
   
Doubles3229
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs248
   
RBI7247
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks5733
   
Strikeouts15653
   
Batting Average.260.311
   
On Base Pct.336.362
   
Slugging Pct.474.437
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.799
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538486
   
Runs8170
   
Hits139145
   
Singles82100
   
Doubles3030
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2513
   
RBI7660
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks5940
   
Strikeouts16865
   
Batting Average.258.297
   
On Base Pct.332.351
   
Slugging Pct.459.442
   
On-base Plus Slugging.790.793
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Willy Adames
SS - MIL
Willy Adames
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
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
Astros DH Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run off Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi in the second inning.
Kendall Capps
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
Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the suspended game picked up from Wednesday. He was given the night game off.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 13th
 Willy Adames suffered a left ankle sprain in Sunday's win against the Marlins.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 16th
Michael Brantley hit a game-tying RBI triple in the bottom of the 8th against Detroit Saturday. He finished 1-for-4 with a run scored and the RBI.
Kendall Capps
Sun, May 8th
 Willy Adames was removed from Sunday’s game against the Marlins with an ankle injury.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 15th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with two RBI's in Houston's 7-2 win over Seattle Wednesday.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
 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
Michael Brantley is out of the lineup again on Saturday for the Astros' game against the Blue Jays because of health and safety protocols.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 30th
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
Brantley is one of the most consistent players in all of fantasy baseball, and so long as you're looking for what he gives you, there's nothing wrong with that. He's a lock to bat .300 and he'll generally offer decent runs and RBI totals batting in a strong Houston lineup. But the power that we saw in 2019 was an aberration at this point, and unless MLB uses juiced balls again, Brantley is likely to end up in the 10-12 home run range. At an advancing age, there's always reason to be concerned that he'll fall off a cliff, but nothing in his profile suggests that is imminent. Draft him for batting average but make sure you can make up the speed and power elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros