Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Ryan Braun (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
ECR# 92# 99
Best Rank# 36# 60
Worst Rank# 150# 193
Composite# 186# 178
Best Rank# 180# 136
Worst Rank# 918# 196
Home Runs2224
Stolen Bases123
Batting Average.269.249
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 101
Brad Richter
# 81# 96
Site Projections
# 97# 110
Grey Albright
# 94# 160
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 89
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89# 97
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 78# 135
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 109
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 103
Fantasy Team Advice
# 83# 95
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 150# 167
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 83# 97
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 104
Andrew Gould
# 93# 106
Rudy Gamble
# 53# 92
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 104
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 93# 116
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 93
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 95# 104
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 108
Mario Mergola
# 67# 70
Paul Sporer
# 102
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 117
Bill Dubiel
# 98# 108
Nick Mariano
# 87# 93
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 80# 105
Donkey Teeth
# 128# 147
Dan Harris
# 96# 101
Pierre Camus
# 109# 137
Andrew Seifter
# 50# 105
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 84# 140
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 105# 147
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 94# 99
Jacob Gibbs
# 97# 110
Mick Ciallela
# 95# 112
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 130
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 139
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 193
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 60
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 95# 61
Bobby Sylvester
# 95# 67
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 79
Ariel Cohen
# 119# 81
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 124# 85
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 89
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 96# 90
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 91
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 98# 92
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 98
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 98
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 98
Wayne Bretsky
# 137# 98
Justin Mason
# 111# 100
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 124# 101
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 102
Beast Dome
# 118# 109
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 117# 110
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 142# 114
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 129# 120
  Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2018 Stats 
At Bats405560
Home Runs2024
Stolen Bases112
Caught Stealing51
Batting Average.254.229
On Base Pct.313.352
Slugging Pct.469.414
On-base Plus Slugging.782.766
  Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Projections 
At Bats457536
Home Runs2224
Stolen Bases123
Caught Stealing51
Batting Average.269.249
On Base Pct.329.361
Slugging Pct.478.449
On-base Plus Slugging.807.810
  Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a game winning grand slam in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
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
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
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
 Ryan Braun went 3-for-6 with two home runs and two RBI as the Brewers defeated the Nationals 15-14.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Aug 18th
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
 Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 against the Rangers on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
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
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored in the Brewers' 8-3 win over the Pirates Wednesday.
Chris Chen
Thu, Aug 8th
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
 Braun isn't often healthy, but when he is on the field, he has continued to rake over the last three years. In that time, his per 162 game average is 30 homers, 18 steals and a .279 batting average. If he can finally stay on the field, fantasy owners will hit the jackpot this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Braun is no longer the dominant fantasy outfielder he once was, but he looks to be criminally underrated at this stage of his career. You can't expect him to play more than 120-140 games, but Braun has proven over the last couple seasons that he's capable of producing 20+ HRs and 10+ SBs even while missing a quarter of a season, and his batting average could even pop back up into the .280+ range after two straight low-BABIP seasons. Hitting in a terrific lineup and favorable home ballpark, Braun (ADP 203.7) should be able to again produce numbers that resemble those of OFs going much earlier in drafts like George Springer (ADP 54.3), Mitch Haniger (ADP 81.0), and Justin Upton (ADP 85.7).
Andrew Seifter - 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
 A regressing Braun still offers value. Despite posting career lows in batting average (.254), OBP (.313) and wRC+ (105), the veteran still stockpiled 20 homers and 11 steals last year. He faces far less competition for playing time now that the Brewers have traded Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton, so he'll go as far as his health takes him. The 35-year-old isn't washed just yet; he notched a .296 xBA and .515 xSLG, per Statcast. He should at least fare closer to 2017's .268/.336/.487 slash line, and a 25/15 campaign isn't out of the question if he could piece together 550 plate appearances in around 130 games. A massive discrepancy between his consensus ADP (210) and ECR (141) reveals an intriguing buy-low opportunity.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros