Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Eddie Rosario (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 45
Best Rank# 21# 28
Worst Rank# 92# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 80
Best Rank# 59# 72
Worst Rank# 100# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs8185
Home Runs2225
RBI8383
Stolen Bases49
Batting Average.311.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 43
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 21# 37
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 56# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 45
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 34# 41
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 65
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 48# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 62
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 58# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 43
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 38# 42
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 51
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 45# 51
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 24# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 44# 47
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 40# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 60
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 66
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 47# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 76
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 38# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 29
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 42
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 46
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 44
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 50# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 42
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 55# 36
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 59# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 51
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 41
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats328559
   
Runs4087
   
Hits98161
   
Singles71104
   
Doubles1531
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1224
   
RBI4277
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2030
   
Strikeouts40104
   
Batting Average.299.288
   
On Base Pct.336.323
   
Slugging Pct.454.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.803
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529576
   
Runs8185
   
Hits165162
   
Singles105102
   
Doubles3532
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI8383
   
Stolen Bases49
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4134
   
Strikeouts69113
   
Batting Average.311.282
   
On Base Pct.360.322
   
Slugging Pct.517.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.803
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
News 
 Daniel Murphy is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Daniel Murphy went 0-for-5 with an RBI in the Rockies' 5-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a steal in an 8-7 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Daniel Murphy went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Rockies' 8-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 0-for-4 in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 16-12 loss to the Padres on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Eddie Rosario is out of the Twins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Cubs on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in a 12-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
Notes 
 Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros