Who Should I Draft?

Brian Dozier or Cesar Hernandez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
50 of 56 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 84# 104
Best Rank# 36# 73
Worst Rank# 144# 272
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 137# 173
Best Rank# 120# 163
Worst Rank# 141# 199
   
Projections 
   
Runs8078
Home Runs2511
RBI7953
Stolen Bases1216
Batting Average.244.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 88# 94
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63# 110
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 77# 99
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 100# 104
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 109# 110
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 79# 107
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 81# 125
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 101# 137
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104# 134
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 62# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 85# 98
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 84# 131
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 48# 85
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 117# 154
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 79# 129
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 83# 118
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 87# 99
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 74# 125
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 84# 124
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 84# 113
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 82# 99
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 104# 146
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 81# 119
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 105
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 84# 120
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 88# 111
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 86# 136
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 67# 80
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 87# 110
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 272
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 84# 106
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 36# 74
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 84# 123
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 78# 95
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 79# 100
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 62# 117
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 91# 137
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 95# 104
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 96# 149
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 103
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 57# 96
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 72# 118
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 99# 144
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 87# 105
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 87# 106
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 92# 106
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 109# 150
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 74# 110
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 76# 103
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 83# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 86
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 98# 89
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 129# 104
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 144# 130
   
  Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats553605
   
Runs8191
   
Hits119153
   
Singles66120
   
Doubles3015
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2115
   
RBI7260
   
Stolen Bases1219
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks7095
   
Strikeouts129155
   
Batting Average.215.253
   
On Base Pct.305.356
   
Slugging Pct.391.362
   
On-base Plus Slugging.696.718
   
  Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529543
   
Runs8078
   
Hits129145
   
Singles73110
   
Doubles2719
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2511
   
RBI7953
   
Stolen Bases1216
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks6274
   
Strikeouts120125
   
Batting Average.244.266
   
On Base Pct.323.354
   
Slugging Pct.450.381
   
On-base Plus Slugging.772.736
   
  Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
News 
 Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in Saturday's win over the Braves. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
 Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Thursday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
 X-rays on Brian Dozier's bruised forearm came back negative, and the Nationals second baseman is considered day-to-day for now, according to Washington manager Dave Martinez.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his sixth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
 Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 22nd
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his fifth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Notes 
 Dozier may not have had the best season last year, but he still hit 21 homers with 12 steals. The batting average is expected to rise in 2019 and let's not forget that he has 40 homer, 20 steal upside.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Hernandez may be about as boring as it gets, but you should be glad to welcome 15 homers, 20 steals and 90 runs onto your roster. That is the production he gave fantasy owners last year and you may want to keep in mind that he had a .294 batting average the two previous seasons.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Coming off back-to-back seasons as a top-25 overall player in standard 5x5 leagues, Dozier really struggled in 2018, hitting just .215 while both his HR and SB totals fell as well. It was an all-around frustrating season, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism for a rebound. Dozier's batted ball profile remained basically the same as past seasons, but his BABIP was much lower than usual. He also had to adjust to the National League midway through the season, and was playing through a bone bruise that likely impacted his performance. Now healthy and a bit more familiar with NL pitchers, Dozier will be a good value in fantasy drafts if he comes anywhere close to his past level of performance.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Here's a case of launch angle not always helping. Hernandez elevated his launch angle from 3.3 to 9.4, and the philosophy shift produced a career-high 15 homers. He also, however, batted .253 after back-to-back .294 campaigns. The drop could potentially cost the second baseman his spot atop a Philadelphia lineup that has added Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. An extra handful of homers isn't worth the average sacrifice for fantasy investors either, so here's to Hernandez resetting his approach and going back to being an on-base machine who could easily score 100 runs if batting leadoff. Regardless of his plate approach, he has delivered 15-19 steals in each of the past four seasons, making him a steady middle-infield target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 It was a lost year for Dozier, and he still came out with 21 homers and 12 steals. That wasn't worth much when paired with a .215 batting average, but the second baseman said he was playing through a knee injury all season. In two seasons before the 2018 downturn, he hit .269 with a combined 76 blasts and 34 steals. Banking on a health-enabled rebound is an interesting risk for those who can risk a subpar average or play in an OBP/points league.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros