Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Ryan Braun (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 99
Best Rank# 36# 60
Worst Rank# 150# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 178
Best Rank# 180# 136
Worst Rank# 918# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs6783
Home Runs2224
RBI7186
Stolen Bases123
Batting Average.269.249
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 101
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 81# 96
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 110
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 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
   
KJ
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
FantasyPros
# 93# 106
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 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
Sporfolio
# 67# 70
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 117
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 98# 108
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 93
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 80# 105
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 128# 147
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 101
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 137
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 105
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 84# 140
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 105# 147
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 94# 99
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 97# 110
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 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
FantasyPros
# 95# 67
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 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
BretskyBall
# 137# 98
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 111# 100
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 124# 101
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 102
   
Muntradamus
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
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405560
   
Runs5982
   
Hits103128
   
Singles5774
   
Doubles2528
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2024
   
RBI6486
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks34110
   
Strikeouts8593
   
Batting Average.254.229
   
On Base Pct.313.352
   
Slugging Pct.469.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.766
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457536
   
Runs6783
   
Hits123133
   
Singles7477
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2224
   
RBI7186
   
Stolen Bases123
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks4194
   
Strikeouts9590
   
Batting Average.269.249
   
On Base Pct.329.361
   
Slugging Pct.478.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.810
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
News 
 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
Notes 
 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