Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Yuli Gurriel (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
48 of 58 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 136
Best Rank# 60# 82
Worst Rank# 193# 199
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 184
Best Rank# 136# 176
Worst Rank# 196# 203
   
Projections 
   
Runs8364
Home Runs2414
RBI8672
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.249.287
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101# 141
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 128
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 122
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 87
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 92# 147
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 161
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 113
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 160
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 123
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 173
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 109# 145
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109# 151
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 137
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 138
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 92# 126
   
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BretskyBall
# 98# 109
   
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The Athletic
# 104# 151
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 116
   
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The Athletic
# 116# 132
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 104# 114
   
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# 61# 117
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 108# 129
   
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# 70# 197
   
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# 117# 156
   
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RotoBaller
# 108# 149
   
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RotoBaller
# 93# 150
   
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FantasyPros
# 67# 162
   
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FanGraphs
# 100# 152
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 111
   
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FantasyPros
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FantasyPros
# 105
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 133
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 130
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 133
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 90# 132
   
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Fantrax
# 112# 147
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 143
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 199
   
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FanGraphs
# 81# 114
   
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Pitcher List
# 110# 159
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 136
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 96# 88
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 103
   
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RotoChamp
# 110# 82
   
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RotoBaller
# 137# 113
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 139# 133
   
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Freeze Stats
# 140# 102
   
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Razzball
# 147# 113
   
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Razzball
# 147# 142
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 160# 97
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 99
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560537
   
Runs8270
   
Hits128156
   
Singles74109
   
Doubles2833
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2413
   
RBI8685
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks11023
   
Strikeouts9363
   
Batting Average.229.291
   
On Base Pct.352.323
   
Slugging Pct.414.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.751
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536510
   
Runs8364
   
Hits133146
   
Singles7797
   
Doubles2933
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2414
   
RBI8672
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks9424
   
Strikeouts9064
   
Batting Average.249.287
   
On Base Pct.361.319
   
Slugging Pct.449.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.758
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
News 
 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
Yuli Gurriel was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Angels due to a stomach illness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Yuli Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Yuli Gurriel's (hamstring) is expected to return to the Astros lineup Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
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
Gurriel isn't going to mash 25 homers like many of the others going in his late-round range, but he is a sure-bet to boost your batting average which is difficult to find as the draft comes to a close.
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
The only first basemen to bat at least .290 in each of the last two years? Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, and Yuli Gurriel. Houston's career .291 hitter is an underrated stabilizer in batting average who can also drive in 75-85 runs in a stacked lineup. He even popped five homers in September after a long power drought, so the veteran should at least offer double-digit long balls. He's a boring, but productive depth piece for a drafter who loaded up on high-power average liabilities.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros