Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Correa or Lorenzo Cain (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 39
Best Rank# 14# 27
Worst Rank# 76# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 63
Best Rank# 35# 49
Worst Rank# 48# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs8488
Home Runs2413
RBI9254
Stolen Bases524
Batting Average.273.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 39# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 39
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 39# 50
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 19# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 35
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 29# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 31# 74
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 30# 44
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 22# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 46
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 14# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 23# 74
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 64
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 39# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 35
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 34# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 33# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 29# 43
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 26# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 46
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 21# 34
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 28# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 33
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 37# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 32
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 39# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 58# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 51
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 41
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 76# 27
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats402539
   
Runs6090
   
Hits96166
   
Singles60129
   
Doubles2025
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1510
   
RBI6538
   
Stolen Bases330
   
Caught Stealing07
   
Walks5371
   
Strikeouts11194
   
Batting Average.239.308
   
On Base Pct.323.395
   
Slugging Pct.406.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.813
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats532552
   
Runs8488
   
Hits145162
   
Singles89119
   
Doubles3027
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2413
   
RBI9254
   
Stolen Bases524
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6761
   
Strikeouts12699
   
Batting Average.273.293
   
On Base Pct.354.363
   
Slugging Pct.472.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.826.785
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
News 
 Carlos Correa's exit in the sixth inning on Saturday against the Angels was part of the plan to limit his playing time to close the regular season.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Carlos Correa went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
 Carlos Correa (back) will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday against the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 17th
Lorenzo Cain (knee) started Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
 Carlos Correa (back) went 1-for-2 with two walks in Triple-A Round Rock's season-ending loss to Sacramento on Friday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 21st
Notes 
 Correa has missed a significant chunk of time in each of the past two seasons, and while he struggled in 2018, don't forget that he is still just 24 years old and one year removed from being the MVP front-runner prior to his injury. There is major upside here and he may prove to be a league winner
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Cain didn't experience the power growth that many were expecting when he moved from Kansas City to Milwaukee, and his fantasy value was somewhat lessened by an absurdly low RBI count (38). But he did hit north of .300 for the fourth time in five seasons and collected a career-high 30 stolen bases. It's probably time to accept that he is not going to be a 20 HR guy, but he doesn't need to be one to be a top-50 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. And he could be even better than that if everything clicks and he goes .300-15-30 with over 100 runs scored.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Correa was an elite prospect who took the league by storm as a rookie in 2015, but his last two seasons have been undone by injuries. In 2017, he was producing like an MVP candidate before tearing a ligament in his thumb in July. Last year, his season never got off the ground due to back issues and breathing problems. Correa has pronounced himself fully healthy this spring, making him a seemingly strong bounce-back candidate, but with his stolen base totals drying up over the last two seasons, he will need to find his way to 30+ HRs or a .300 average in order to fully live up to the hype.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Cain joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players to hit .300 with 10 homers and 30 steals last season. He set career highs in walk and hard-hit rates atop Milwaukee's lineup, leading to 90 runs scores in 141 games. Yet a troubling injury past and ageism is keeping the veteran outfielder outside the top-five rounds. Having hit at least .300 with 10 homers and 25 steals in three of the last four seasons, he's a relatively safe bargain to target for a speed foundation.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Injuries have limited Correa to 109 and 110 games over the last two seasons, respectively. He stole five bases combined and saw his wOBA plummet from .394 to .313, which was even higher than his .306 xwOBA. Because of his age (24) and instant success upon reaching the majors, there's little discount after the down year. He's too risky in the top-three rounds, but it's hard to ignore the MVP upside if he slips.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros