Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Luke Voit (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 110
Best Rank# 60# 65
Worst Rank# 193# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 168
Best Rank# 136# 146
Worst Rank# 196# 215
   
Projections 
   
Runs8364
Home Runs2423
RBI8670
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.249.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 99
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 104
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 125
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 92# 134
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 116
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 161
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 113
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 109# 138
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109# 144
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 157
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 105
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 122
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 113
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 116
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 118
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 137
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 136
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 134
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 98
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 86
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 130
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 149
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 170
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 100# 130
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 116
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 138
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 114
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 153
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 116
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 129
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 124
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 90# 103
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112# 131
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 120
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 110# 142
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 132
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 93# 65
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 96# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 89
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101# 89
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 77
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105# 82
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 108# 82
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 102
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 116# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 88
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 113
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 124
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 129
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 105
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 139# 120
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 147# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 147# 114
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 160# 113
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 145
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 95
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 85
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560143
   
Runs8230
   
Hits12846
   
Singles7426
   
Doubles285
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2415
   
RBI8636
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks11017
   
Strikeouts9343
   
Batting Average.229.322
   
On Base Pct.352.398
   
Slugging Pct.414.671
   
On-base Plus Slugging.7661.069
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536424
   
Runs8364
   
Hits133114
   
Singles7770
   
Doubles2921
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI8670
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks9444
   
Strikeouts90113
   
Batting Average.249.270
   
On Base Pct.361.338
   
Slugging Pct.449.489
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.827
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
News 
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-4 in an 8-2 loss to the Nationals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 28th
Luke Voit went 0-for-3 but scored a run as the Yankees lost to the Rangers by a 9-4 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs in a 10-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
Luke Voit went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double and a two-run home run while scoring three runs on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
Luke Voit went 2-for-5 as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 10th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Luke Voit went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored in Friday's loss to Oakland.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
Luke Voit has been activated off of the IL prior to Friday's game against Oakland.
Brandon Plutner
Fri, Aug 30th
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
Voit was extraordinary for the Yankees once they acquired him from St. Louis last year. In fact, he may have been one of the best hitters in baseball. Don't expect that for all of 2019, but don't be shocked if he puts up a Jesus Aguilar type of season either.
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
After bouncing around the Cardinals' minor league system for seven years, Voit finally experienced some Major League success after moving to the Yankees. He hit a blistering .322 with 15 home runs over 47 games in Pinstripes, begging the question of whether that was a true breakout or a mirage. The answer likely lies somewhere in between. Voit's 40.5 percent HR/FB rate is the definition of unsustainable, but his batted ball data suggest he does have some legitimate pop in his bat. He's unlikely to hit anywhere close to .322 again, but if he can hold down a starting job in New York -- which is no certainty -- it is not hard envision him hitting 25-30 home runs with good run production over the course of a full season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Voit dominated (.322/.398/.671, 15 HRs) in 47 games with the Yankees. His .447 wOBA matched Mike Trout, and his .437 wxOBA topped every hitter with at least 150 plate appearances. He also, however, posted a 40.5 HR/FB% with an abysmal 68.9% contact rate, stats which respectively scream HR and AVG regression. Given the microscopic sample size attached to 2018's breakout, there's still a chance he falls into the short end of a platoon with Greg Bird. Yet the scorching contact suggests he could ward off some red flags and leverage Yankee Stadium into a 30-homer campaign. Weigh the risks and rewards before determining whether to swing for the fences.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros