Who Should I Draft?

A.J. Pollock or Wil Myers (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 66
Best Rank# 41# 35
Worst Rank# 111# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 100
Best Rank# 77# 81
Worst Rank# 121# 119
   
Projections 
   
Runs7875
Home Runs2124
RBI6975
Stolen Bases1719
Batting Average.263.252
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 47# 61
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 52# 59
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 65# 78
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 63# 82
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 48# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 63# 66
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 50# 80
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 50# 57
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 63# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 96
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 49# 62
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 66# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 61
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 95
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 69
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 79
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 57
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 55# 64
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 72
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 80# 92
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 67# 69
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 50# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 81
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 48# 65
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 50# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 35
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 54# 49
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 59# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 61# 56
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 62# 56
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 62
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 61
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 68# 60
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 69# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 72# 61
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 72# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 74# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 77# 71
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 77# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 72
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 57
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 79# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 98# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 111# 63
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413312
   
Runs6139
   
Hits10679
   
Singles5942
   
Doubles2125
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2111
   
RBI6539
   
Stolen Bases1313
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3130
   
Strikeouts10094
   
Batting Average.257.253
   
On Base Pct.316.318
   
Slugging Pct.484.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.800.763
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504529
   
Runs7875
   
Hits133133
   
Singles7975
   
Doubles2931
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI6975
   
Stolen Bases1719
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks4157
   
Strikeouts104155
   
Batting Average.263.252
   
On Base Pct.318.324
   
Slugging Pct.462.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.781
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
News 
 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
Wil Myers went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 9-6 on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday that A.J. Pollock will undergo elbow surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
Wil Myers went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the Padres' 4-1 loss to the Nationals on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 A.J. Pollock will undergo exploratory surgery to determine the severity of his right elbow infection.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Wil Myers went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, a walk, and two runs scored as the Padres lost to the Phillies 7-5 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 A.J. Pollock has been placed on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Wil Myers went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 9-6 loss to the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Ddogers manager Dave Roberts says A.J. Pollock is dealing with an infection in his right elbow and is likely headed to the injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with a single and a stolen base in the Padres' 7-0 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
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
Myers will play the outfield in San Diego this year, but will carry over third base eligibility from last season, making him one of the very few options for speed at 3B. He averaged 29 home runs and 24 stolen bases between 2016 and 2017, and was on pace to again go 20-20 last year if not for missing nearly half the season due to a host of different injuries. You can't expect Myers to do much better than his .253 career batting average, but his combination of power and speed makes him a sneaky contender to finish as a top-12 third baseman in roto/categories leagues if he can stay healthy.
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
After seemingly shredding the injury-prone designation with two fully healthy seasons, Myers' 2018 kept stalling due to separate oblique and foot injuries. He followed 28/28 and 30/20 campaigns with 11 homers and 13 steals in 83 games, so it's easy to envision a 20/20 rebound if healthy. Myers also added third-base eligibility to his portfolio, making him an intriguing bounce-back pick often available around pick 100.
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
Myers is commonly thought of as injury prone and last year's 79 missed games certainly doesn't help. With that said, he averages 23 homers and 20 steals over the last three years even despite last year's disappointing season. There is major upside here even though his batting average is almost certain to stay under .260 again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros