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
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 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--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 99
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 104
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 125
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 104# 119
   
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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 124
   
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
Going For 2
# 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
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 129
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 105
   
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 1-for-4 with a solo homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 26th
Luke Voit is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Luke Voit went 2-for-2 with two walks and hit a solo home run as the Yankees lost to the White Sox by a 10-2 score on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Luke Voit went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer as the Yankees defeated the Mets 12-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Voit is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Luke Voit went 1-for-3 with a home run, walk and another run scored in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
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