Who Should I Draft?

Brian Dozier or Max Muncy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 82
Best Rank# 41# 36
Worst Rank# 156# 144
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 137
Best Rank# 101# 120
Worst Rank# 146# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs7680
Home Runs2825
RBI7979
Stolen Bases312
Batting Average.248.244
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 88
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 41# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 74# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 101
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 85
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 76# 84
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 69# 79
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 71# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 87
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 59# 83
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 90
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 86
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 84
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 82# 91
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 95
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 91# 96
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 129
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 72
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 47# 99
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 79# 87
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 58# 75
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 79
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 64# 109
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 69# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 98
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 54# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 103# 62
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 123# 62
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 63
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 126# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 80# 73
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 74
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 140# 74
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 74
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 80# 77
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 83# 78
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 95# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 127# 81
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 86# 84
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 101# 84
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 88
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 98# 88
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 141# 92
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 104
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 156# 117
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 147# 144
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395553
   
Runs7581
   
Hits104119
   
Singles5066
   
Doubles1730
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3521
   
RBI7972
   
Stolen Bases312
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks7970
   
Strikeouts131129
   
Batting Average.263.215
   
On Base Pct.391.305
   
Slugging Pct.582.391
   
On-base Plus Slugging.973.696
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats467529
   
Runs7680
   
Hits116129
   
Singles6573
   
Doubles2127
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2825
   
RBI7979
   
Stolen Bases312
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks7862
   
Strikeouts142120
   
Batting Average.248.244
   
On Base Pct.355.323
   
Slugging Pct.483.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.772
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
News 
 Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 0-for-2 with three walks in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 25th
 Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
Brian Dozier was placed on the paternity list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 19th
 Max Muncy, who left Wednesday's game versus the Padres, has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a walk, and four RBIs in Sunday's win over the Brewers. The homers were his 18th and 19th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 19th
 Max Muncy hit his 33rd homer of the season in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 14th
 Max Muncy went 1-for-1 with a solo homer, three walks, and three runs scored in the Dodgers' blowout win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 21st
Brian Dozier 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Friday’s 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 3rd
Notes 
 Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
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