Who Should I Draft?

Cesar Hernandez or Scooter Gennett (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 104# 136
Best Rank# 73# 50
Worst Rank# 272# 259
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 173# 123
Best Rank# 163# 108
Worst Rank# 199# 152
   
Projections 
   
Runs7855
Home Runs1115
RBI5359
Stolen Bases163
Batting Average.266.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 94# 96
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 86
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 185
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 107# 138
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 137# 183
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 134
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 98# 142
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 131# 159
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 164
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 125# 198
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 130# 133
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 99# 134
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 146# 259
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 119# 244
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 215
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 111# 143
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 80# 212
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 74# 144
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 100# 220
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 117# 202
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 149# 191
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 104# 110
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 86# 159
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 96
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 105# 125
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 106
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 150# 151
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 110# 234
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 170
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 73# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 85# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 95# 51
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 99# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 103# 61
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 103# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 67
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 104# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 104# 78
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 106# 61
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 106# 62
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 70
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 110# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 113# 60
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 118# 73
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 118# 97
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 120# 104
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 123# 122
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 124# 112
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 125# 101
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 129# 126
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 136# 61
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 137# 136
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 144# 79
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 154# 147
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 272# 115
   
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats605584
   
Runs9186
   
Hits153181
   
Singles120125
   
Doubles1530
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1523
   
RBI6092
   
Stolen Bases194
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks9542
   
Strikeouts155125
   
Batting Average.253.310
   
On Base Pct.356.358
   
Slugging Pct.362.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.718.847
   
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats543380
   
Runs7855
   
Hits145108
   
Singles11071
   
Doubles1920
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1115
   
RBI5359
   
Stolen Bases163
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks7427
   
Strikeouts12583
   
Batting Average.266.284
   
On Base Pct.354.332
   
Slugging Pct.381.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.736.797
   
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
News 
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in Saturday's win over the Braves. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
Scooter Gennett (groin) could return to the Reds as early as Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Responding to a question on Twitter regarding a possible return date for Gennett, Fay said "three weeks or so (would) be my guess."
James Bisson
Fri, May 24th
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
The Reds have officially placed Scooter Gennett on the 10-day IL with a groin injury that will sideline him 8-12 weeks.
Kari Thomas
Thu, Mar 28th
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his sixth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
Scooter Gennett will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks with a severe right groin strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 23rd
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his fifth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Scooter Gennett was helped off the field in a spring training game against the Brewers after trying to make a sliding catch. He was unable to walk under his own power.
Dan Harris
Fri, Mar 22nd
Notes 
 Hernandez may be about as boring as it gets, but you should be glad to welcome 15 homers, 20 steals and 90 runs onto your roster. That is the production he gave fantasy owners last year and you may want to keep in mind that he had a .294 batting average the two previous seasons.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Gennett will miss two to three months to start 2019 after spraining his groin at the end of spring training. Those who drafted the second baseman who stash him beyond the shallowest of mixed leagues, as he was one of eight players to bat at least .300 with 50 homers through the past two seasons. Yet the Statcast data remains skeptical. No hitter with a least 350 plate appearances had a wider gap between wOBA (.362) and xwOBA (.311) in 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Here's a case of launch angle not always helping. Hernandez elevated his launch angle from 3.3 to 9.4, and the philosophy shift produced a career-high 15 homers. He also, however, batted .253 after back-to-back .294 campaigns. The drop could potentially cost the second baseman his spot atop a Philadelphia lineup that has added Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. An extra handful of homers isn't worth the average sacrifice for fantasy investors either, so here's to Hernandez resetting his approach and going back to being an on-base machine who could easily score 100 runs if batting leadoff. Regardless of his plate approach, he has delivered 15-19 steals in each of the past four seasons, making him a steady middle-infield target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Over the last two years, Gennett has compiled 50 homers, 190 RBIs and a .300 batting average. He may not be the most physically imposing ballplayer, but that is too large of a sample size to be a fluke. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the industry's lack of excitement over him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Gennett experienced a major breakout in his first season with the Reds in 2017, and his 2018 encore was just about as good. Last season's .310 batting average was fueled by a .358 BABIP that is due for a bit of a correction, but he should still be able to hit at least .280 or so. Meanwhile, his home run output should hold steady in the mid-20s while his already-strong run and RBI production could see a slight boost from an improved supporting cast.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros