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
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 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 Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 47# 61
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 52# 59
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 52
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 48# 65
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 51# 66
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 67
   
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
DailyOverlay
# 72# 69
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 73# 66
   
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 
 A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Dodgers' loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
Wil Myers went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Padres fell to the Rockies 11-10 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with three solo homers in the Dodgers' 5-4 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
Wil Myers went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the Padres' 2-1 win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a double in the Dodgers' 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
Wil Myers hit his 15th homer of the year in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
 A.J. Pollock went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in the Dodgers' win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
Wil Myers hit a pinch-hit solo homer in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
 A.J. Pollock went hitless in five at-bats on Monday against the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 27th
Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 7th
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