Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Miguel Sano (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
49 of 55 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 158
Best Rank# 60# 73
Worst Rank# 193# 250
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 269
Best Rank# 136# 249
Worst Rank# 196# 343
   
Projections 
   
Runs8365
Home Runs2426
RBI8672
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.249.237
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 144
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 60
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 96# 179
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 92# 107
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 177
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 215
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 160# 212
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 168
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89# 158
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 180
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 109# 136
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109# 131
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 160
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 148
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 128
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 143
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 157
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 146
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 154
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 193
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 159
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 193
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 155
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 116# 161
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 180
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 180
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 162
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 126
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 135
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 104# 114
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 163
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 93# 250
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 164
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 100# 146
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 123
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 199
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 188
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 190
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 147# 170
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 153
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 176
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 110# 119
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 177
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 108# 103
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 124
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 128
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 147# 145
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 73
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 168
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560266
   
Runs8232
   
Hits12853
   
Singles7426
   
Doubles2814
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2413
   
RBI8641
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks11031
   
Strikeouts93115
   
Batting Average.229.199
   
On Base Pct.352.281
   
Slugging Pct.414.399
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.679
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536431
   
Runs8365
   
Hits133102
   
Singles7755
   
Doubles2921
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2426
   
RBI8672
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks9454
   
Strikeouts90168
   
Batting Average.249.237
   
On Base Pct.361.322
   
Slugging Pct.449.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.795
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
News 
 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
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 0-for-2 with a walk in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 7-2 loss to the Reds on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 12-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is not in the lineup for the team's matchup against the Detroit Tigers on Friday. Sano was also on the bench for Thursday's game. Willians Astudillo is starting at third base and batting eighth.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks in a 5-2 win over the Yankees on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 0-for-2 with a walk in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
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
Sano is out until at least May with a heel injury so he may not be worth drafting unless your league has DL spots available. If not, he is a great waiver wire pickup a few weeks into the season as his career per-162 profile is near identical to fifth round pick, Rhys Hoskins.
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
Sano, who has never recorded 500 plate appearances in a big league season, is unlikely to reach that mark in 2019. After injuring his heel during the offseason, he's not expected to be ready until May, at the earliest. There's still the matter of him hitting .199/.281/.398 with a 38.5% strikeout rate last season. While he makes too much hard contact to again bat below the Mendoza line, all the punchouts make him unlikely to climb much higher than his career .244 clip. Because of these holes, drafters should be able to stash a 25-year-old with a high walk rate and top-shelf power on the cheap. Only take him in five-by-five drafts if needing power and getting a steep discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros