Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Justin Smoak (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
44 of 55 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 126
Best Rank# 60# 71
Worst Rank# 193# 187
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 197
Best Rank# 136# 188
Worst Rank# 196# 231
   
Projections 
   
Runs8373
Home Runs2428
RBI8681
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.249.245
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101# 146
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 102
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 121
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 91
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 96# 114
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 92# 118
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 145
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 118
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 112
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 110
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109# 115
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 128
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 137
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 132
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 123
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 120
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 107
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 102
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 102
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 116# 123
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 123
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 107
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 132
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 118
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 71
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 104# 116
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 141
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 108# 124
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 93# 175
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 82
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 119
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 152
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 147# 170
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 103
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 147# 148
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 112
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 119
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112# 116
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 117
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 110# 156
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 108
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 92
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 100# 96
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 97
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 109# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 101
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 99
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 114
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 160# 150
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 163
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 187
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560505
   
Runs8267
   
Hits128122
   
Singles7463
   
Doubles2834
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2425
   
RBI8677
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks11083
   
Strikeouts93156
   
Batting Average.229.242
   
On Base Pct.352.350
   
Slugging Pct.414.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.808
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536520
   
Runs8373
   
Hits133127
   
Singles7770
   
Doubles2928
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2428
   
RBI8681
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks9474
   
Strikeouts90149
   
Batting Average.249.245
   
On Base Pct.361.338
   
Slugging Pct.449.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.801
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
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
Justin Smoak (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Justin Smoak was not in the lineup on Monday as the Rays lost to the Angels by a 10-5 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Justin Smoak went 3-for-5 with two walks and scored a run as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 13th
 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
Justin Smoak went 1-for-4 and scored a run as the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees by a 6-2 score on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Justin Smoak went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Saturday as the Blue Jays lost by a 4-2 score to the Rockies.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Smoak may not have hit 38 homers with 90 RBIs again like he did in 2017, but there is certainly nothing wrong with the 25 and 77 line he put together. His .242 batting average hurts, but at this stage in the draft, you have to give a little to get this type of power.
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
While Smoak fell off from 2017's 38 homers and 133 wRC+, he still chipped in 25 homers and a 121 wRC+ with help from a stellar 14.0% walk rate in 594 plate appearances. He also dealt with a wrist injury early in the season while maintaining impressive hard-hit (41.5%) and barrel (10.5%) rates. With an ADP outside the top 200, he merely needs to repeat 2018, preferably with some better run production in more games. Yet 30 homers is still in play, in which case he'll make a great corner-infield bargain.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros