Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Jake Lamb (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Jake Lamb
3B - ARI
Jake Lamb
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 137
Best Rank# 60# 101
Worst Rank# 193# 189
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 265
Best Rank# 136# 237
Worst Rank# 196# 389
   
Projections 
   
Runs8371
Home Runs2422
RBI8675
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.249.242
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101# 153
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 145
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 129
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 141
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 96# 146
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 92# 130
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 125
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 156
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 165
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 141
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 132
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 151
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 109# 157
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109# 143
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 162
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 147
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 142
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 139
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 189
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 151
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 143
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 150
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 159
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 169
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 157
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 145
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 116# 140
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 133
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 161
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 145
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 111
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 104# 145
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 108# 185
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 93# 139
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 131
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 100# 141
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 165
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 122
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 141
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105# 116
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 155
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 141
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 146
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112# 153
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 131
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 110# 188
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 155
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 114
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 115
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 147# 137
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 147# 125
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 160# 131
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 181
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 114
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Jake Lamb
3B - ARI
Jake Lamb
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560207
   
Runs8234
   
Hits12846
   
Singles7432
   
Doubles288
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs246
   
RBI8631
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks11026
   
Strikeouts9365
   
Batting Average.229.222
   
On Base Pct.352.307
   
Slugging Pct.414.348
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.655
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Jake Lamb
3B - ARI
Jake Lamb
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536482
   
Runs8371
   
Hits133116
   
Singles7767
   
Doubles2925
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2422
   
RBI8675
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks9463
   
Strikeouts90138
   
Batting Average.249.242
   
On Base Pct.361.330
   
Slugging Pct.449.442
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.771
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Jake Lamb
3B - ARI
Jake Lamb
News 
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs, and one RBI in an 8-3 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
D'Backs manager Torey Lovullo says Jake Lamb (quad) should return by the end of the month.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that Lamb has a Grade 2 strain of his left quad and will miss roughly six weeks.
James Bisson
Fri, Apr 5th
 Cleveland Indians DH Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
Jake Lamb left the game after hitting a double, which he came up limping on. Lamb fell to the ground after the play was over but was able to walk off the field under his own weight. He is scheduled to have a MRI on Thursday.
Garett Thomas
Wed, Apr 3rd
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-2 with three walks, a run, and a stolen base in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Jake Lamb has left the game early due to a leg injury. It is not known exactly what was injured at this time, but Lamb immediately went to the ground once the play was over.
Garett Thomas
Wed, Apr 3rd
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with two walks, a run, and a steal in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
Jake Lamb walked and scored a run in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
Notes 
 Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
You may not feel great about drafting Lamb after his trainwreck 2018 season, but he is just one year removed from 30 homers and 105 RBIs so don't sleep on him bouncing back. With that said, the move to the humidor in Arizona makes it seem as though his ceiling is a bit lower than what we saw from him in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros