Who Should I Draft?

A.J. Pollock or Andrew McCutchen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 63
Best Rank# 41# 31
Worst Rank# 111# 91
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 130
Best Rank# 77# 93
Worst Rank# 121# 142
   
Projections 
   
Runs7886
Home Runs2124
RBI6977
Stolen Bases1711
Batting Average.263.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 58
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 47
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 72# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 63# 60
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 63# 62
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 98# 45
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 66# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 35
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 70
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 77# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77# 66
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 111# 83
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 69# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 80# 31
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 67# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 70
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 50# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 74# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 62
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 72# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 61# 54
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 59# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 68# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 59
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 47# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 48# 78
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 48# 73
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 49# 86
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 50# 83
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 50# 56
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 62
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 50# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 72
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 52# 73
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 87
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 54# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 69
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 55# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 81
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 66
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 62# 67
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 63# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 81
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 65# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 74
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73# 91
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 79# 83
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413569
   
Runs6183
   
Hits106145
   
Singles5992
   
Doubles2130
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs2120
   
RBI6565
   
Stolen Bases1314
   
Caught Stealing29
   
Walks3195
   
Strikeouts100145
   
Batting Average.257.255
   
On Base Pct.316.368
   
Slugging Pct.484.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.800.792
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504540
   
Runs7886
   
Hits133142
   
Singles7988
   
Doubles2928
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI6977
   
Stolen Bases1711
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks4179
   
Strikeouts104130
   
Batting Average.263.263
   
On Base Pct.318.357
   
Slugging Pct.462.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.813
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
News 
 A.J. Pollock, recovering from elbow surgery that has sidelined him since late April, could play rehab games during the All-Star break.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 18th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in Monday's game against the San Diego and is out for the season, according to Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 4th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says A.J. Pollock (elbow) will need 40-50 at-bats on a minor league rehab assignment before returning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen appeared to injure his knee during a rundown in the first inning of Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres. He was replaced by the recently-acquired Jay Bruce.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday that A.J. Pollock will undergo elbow surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 A.J. Pollock will undergo exploratory surgery to determine the severity of his right elbow infection.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run, three walks, two RBIs, and four runs scored in Wednesday’s win over the Cardinals. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, May 30th
 A.J. Pollock has been placed on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Notes 
 Pollock was a fantasy monster in 2015, but then an elbow injury cost him almost the entire 2016 season and he hasn't been quite the same player since. A 20-20 season is in the realm of possibility here, and Pollock should score plenty of runs atop the Dodgers lineup as long as he can stay healthy. Just don't reach too early while dreaming of 2015.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
McCutchen's strikeout rate has grown and his batting averaged has dipped over the last few seasons, but he has continued to be a very reliable source of 20+ homers, 10+ SBs, and solid run and RBI totals. Now, at age 32, he is finally set to play a full season in a hitter's park while surrounded by a potent lineup. McCutchen's numbers may fluctuate a bit based on where he ends up hitting in the lineup, but it's not unreasonable to expect his power and run production numbers to trend upward a bit in the best hitting environment of his long career.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 A broken thumb marked the third different injury to besiege Pollock in as many years. Although a terrific source of power and speed when healthy, he has played just 112 and 113 games in the last two seasons, respectively. When on the field, he endured a massive spike in strikeouts (21.7%) with a 77.8% contact rate five points below his career norm. Drafters must take all of these downsides into account while acknowledging the possibility of a 25/20 season with massive run-scoring upside if batting atop the Dodgers' lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Even in a down year, McCutchen reached 20 homers for the eighth straight season and stole double-digit bases (14) for the ninth time in 10 MLB campaigns. He played most of 2018 in San Francisco's extreme pitcher park, so the power slide may be a matter of his surroundings rather than old age. When moving to the far friendlier Yankee Stadium, his slugging percentage boosted from .415 to .471. He picked another nice venue in Philadelphia, where he should bat at the top or heart of a revamped lineup that also added Jean Segura, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. He's still a bargain going well after the top 100, so pounce now before Harper's signing drives up the price.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Prior to yet another injury, Pollock was among the best fantasy assets in baseball. He had 12 homers, 9 steals and 38 RBIs through just 186 at bats. The ceiling for Pollock is a 30/20 player with a batting average near .300, but he has only played more than 115 games just twice in his career so don't forget about the risk in drafting him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
McCutchen might not be that first round pick he once was when we were getting 30 homers, 20 steals and a .320 batting average, but he is still a plenty capable fantasy asset. He is as durable as they come and has managed 20+ homers in 8 straight seasons. Not only that. but he still steals double-digit bags per year and is moving into by far the best ballpark of his career so don't be surprised if we get a resurgence.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros