Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Matt Olson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 105
Best Rank# 60# 41
Worst Rank# 193# 209
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 141
Best Rank# 136# 120
Worst Rank# 196# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs8367
Home Runs2425
RBI8672
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.249.244
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101# 125
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 170
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 143
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 78
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 96# 101
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 130
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 177
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 125
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89# 126
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 126
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 149
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 136
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 116
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 127
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 114
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 131
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 209
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 130
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 108
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 155
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 154
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 93# 181
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 154
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 100# 128
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 102
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 150
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 151
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105# 131
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 107
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 90# 92
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 162
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 95
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 92# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 60
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 71
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 108# 75
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 58
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109# 47
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 109# 59
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 110# 67
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 50
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 113
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 116# 81
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 105
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 57
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 139# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 147# 102
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 147# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 160# 135
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 155
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 131
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 126
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560580
   
Runs8285
   
Hits128143
   
Singles7481
   
Doubles2833
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2429
   
RBI8684
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks11070
   
Strikeouts93163
   
Batting Average.229.247
   
On Base Pct.352.335
   
Slugging Pct.414.453
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.788
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536435
   
Runs8367
   
Hits133106
   
Singles7757
   
Doubles2923
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2425
   
RBI8672
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks9456
   
Strikeouts90129
   
Batting Average.249.244
   
On Base Pct.361.331
   
Slugging Pct.449.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.807
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 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
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Royals.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 17th
 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
Matt Olson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday’s 3-2 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
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
Before most of the majors even started the season, Olson got hit on his right hand by a pitch in Tokyo. He underwent hamate surgery, which will keep him out of action for at least a month. A tricky injury from which to recover, he may also need some time to rediscover his power upon returning. Just like that, a popular breakout pick throughout the offseason becomes someone to ignore -- unless given a sizable discount -- in drafts right before the league-wide Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - 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 lighting the world on fire as a rookie, Olson's small sample size didn't translate to the monster power numbers some were banking on in 2018. With that said, he still offers loads of power for a 10th round pick, and while the batting average isn't ideal, it won't kill you like Joey Gallo's.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  After hitting a remarkable 24 home runs in just 59 games in 2017, Olson managed just 29 long balls in a full 162 game slate in 2018. But he was still among the league leaders in hard contact rate, and his batted ball profile suggests last season's home run total is close to his floor. Like many corner infielders, Olson won't be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, but is a strong bet for 30+ HRs with solid run production.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros