Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Nick Senzel (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Nick Senzel
2B,3B,CF - CIN
Nick Senzel
Recommended by
50 of 58 experts
Recommended by
8 of 58 experts
ECR# 99# 146
Best Rank# 60# 98
Worst Rank# 193# 294
Composite# 178# 206
Best Rank# 136# 198
Worst Rank# 196# 281
Home Runs2413
Stolen Bases311
Batting Average.249.272
Injury Alert-DTD
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101# 105
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 171
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 130
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60
Brad Richter
# 96# 159
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 92# 161
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 153
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 129
Site Projections
# 110# 200
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 156
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89# 117
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 135
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 156
Beast Dome
# 109# 160
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109# 159
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 125
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 168
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 112
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 196
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 167
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 145
Andrew Gould
# 106# 145
Rudy Gamble
# 92# 116
Wayne Bretsky
# 98# 174
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 167
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 168
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 116# 142
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 127
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 148
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 156
Mario Mergola
# 70# 294
Bill Dubiel
# 108# 168
Nick Mariano
# 93# 186
Bobby Sylvester
# 67# 175
Justin Mason
# 100# 145
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 162
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 160
Dan Harris
# 101# 154
Andrew Seifter
# 105# 118
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 147# 164
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 149
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 148
Jacob Gibbs
# 110
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 90# 110
Mick Ciallela
# 112
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 139# 141
Ariel Cohen
# 81# 155
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 110# 144
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 148
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 113
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 125
Pierre Camus
# 137# 104
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 123
Donkey Teeth
# 147# 98
Grey Albright
# 160# 128
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 114
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 119
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Nick Senzel
2B,3B,CF - CIN
Nick Senzel
2018 Stats 
At Bats560
Home Runs24
Stolen Bases2
Caught Stealing1
Batting Average.229
On Base Pct.352
Slugging Pct.414
On-base Plus Slugging.766
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Nick Senzel
2B,3B,CF - CIN
Nick Senzel
2019 Projections 
At Bats536395
Home Runs2413
Stolen Bases311
Caught Stealing15
Batting Average.249.272
On Base Pct.361.336
Slugging Pct.449.451
On-base Plus Slugging.810.787
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Nick Senzel
2B,3B,CF - CIN
Nick Senzel
 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
Nick Senzel has a torn labrum in his shoulder and will miss the rest of the regular season, according to a report from C. Trent Rosencrans on Twitter.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Nick Senzel (shoulder) is not in Thursday's lineup for the Reds' game against the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Nick Senzel went 1-for-7 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's double header split with the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 3rd
Nick Senzel went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base Tuesday against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, and two RBI in a 9-6 loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
Nick Senzel is not in Sunday's lineup due to a sore right thumb.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 25th
 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
Senzel can't catch a break. Shortly after getting optioned to Triple-A, he suffered a sprained ankle that will sideline him for a few weeks to start the season. That derails his chances of replacing the injured Scooter Gennett (groin) at second base. Most scouts believe the 23-year-old can make an immediate mark, but injuries and a crowded Reds lineup could continue to delay his anticipated debut. The latest setback makes it tougher to stash him in standard mixed leagues.
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
It remains an open question whether Senzel will make the Opening Day roster, and if so where -- the Reds are currently giving him a look in centerfield. Senzel has shown the ability to hit over .300 at every minor league level while also providing a bit of power and speed. Once he's able to earn regular playing time in Cincinnati, it's not hard to see Senzel producing 20-25 homers and 10-15 steals over a full season, along with a solid batting average. He could follow a similar career trajectory to Anthony Rendon.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Fantasy owners were disappointed to get nothing out of Senzel at the MLB level last year, but they shouldn't give up hope. Rather, barring another series of injuries, he will be with the big league club, weather in Cincy, Miami, San Diego or Cleveland (pending potential trades) rather quickly. He is a true five-tool player and could end up qualifying at 2B, 3B, SS and OF.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros