Who Should I Draft?

Andrew McCutchen or Michael Brantley (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 71
Best Rank# 31# 36
Worst Rank# 91# 140
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 130# 107
Best Rank# 93# 97
Worst Rank# 142# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs8675
Home Runs2415
RBI7774
Stolen Bases1111
Batting Average.263.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 80
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 71# 92
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 72# 123
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 82
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 73# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 60# 70
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 56# 85
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 83# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 78
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 86# 140
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 53# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 71# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 69# 73
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 70
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 78
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 56# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 58# 68
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 66# 72
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 83# 110
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 72# 104
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 43# 70
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 31# 71
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 66# 75
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 49# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 74# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 62# 81
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 71# 81
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 67# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 71
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 60
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 54# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 77
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 59# 55
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 62# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 62# 46
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 64# 57
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 67
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 73# 67
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 75# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 77# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 67
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 78# 75
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 78# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 81# 54
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 81# 79
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 81# 74
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 82# 70
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 83# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 87# 68
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 88# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 91# 36
   
  Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats569570
   
Runs8389
   
Hits145176
   
Singles92121
   
Doubles3036
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2017
   
RBI6576
   
Stolen Bases1412
   
Caught Stealing93
   
Walks9548
   
Strikeouts14560
   
Batting Average.255.309
   
On Base Pct.368.364
   
Slugging Pct.424.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.792.833
   
  Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats540520
   
Runs8675
   
Hits142153
   
Singles88105
   
Doubles2830
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2415
   
RBI7774
   
Stolen Bases1111
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks7946
   
Strikeouts13062
   
Batting Average.263.294
   
On Base Pct.357.352
   
Slugging Pct.456.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.801
   
  Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 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
Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday’s 4-0 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 28th
 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
Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Michael Brantley went 1-for-2 in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Michael Brantley went 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 11-9 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
Notes 
 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
Batting average tends to be an underrated ability in fantasy baseball, and that is an area in which Brantley excels. But durability is also an underrated commodity, and that has been Brantley downfall for big chunks of his career. If Brantley can just manage to stay healthy, he should be able to contribute enough balanced production across all five roto categories to be a valuable third outfielder in mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Just as everyone gave up on the oft-injured Brantley, he returned from a significant ankle injury to bat .309/.364/.468 with 17 homers and 12 steals in 631 plate appearances. No qualified hitter made more contact (90.9%) than the 31-year-old outfielder, whose 9.5% strikeout rate finished second after Andrelton Simmons. His skill set is likely to get undervalued by drafters seeking flashier power or speed, and he could easily score 100+ runs in the Astros slot him atop their lineup. Health is the only concern.
Andrew Gould - 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