Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Edwin Encarnacion (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 78
Best Rank# 21# 45
Worst Rank# 92# 140
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 113
Best Rank# 59# 100
Worst Rank# 100# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs8176
Home Runs2230
RBI8393
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.311.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 87
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 62
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 55
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 21# 82
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 56# 74
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 140
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 50# 136
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 75
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 59# 89
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 83
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 34# 113
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 84
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 48# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 95
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 100
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 58# 98
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 68
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 105
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 56
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 68
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 38# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 80
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 76
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 65
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 65
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 45# 75
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 76
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 73
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 44# 79
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 40# 74
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 125
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 67
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 68
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 79
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 81
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 47# 76
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 94
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 132
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 90
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 38# 87
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 88
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 53
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 55# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 45
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats328500
   
Runs4074
   
Hits98123
   
Singles7174
   
Doubles1516
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1232
   
RBI42107
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2063
   
Strikeouts40132
   
Batting Average.299.246
   
On Base Pct.336.336
   
Slugging Pct.454.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.810
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529507
   
Runs8176
   
Hits165123
   
Singles10572
   
Doubles3519
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2230
   
RBI8393
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4169
   
Strikeouts69129
   
Batting Average.311.243
   
On Base Pct.360.334
   
Slugging Pct.517.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.801
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
News 
 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
First baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has been traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees, according to a report from MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Encarnacion was held out of the starting lineup Friday due to a back injury.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 15th
 Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 5-1 win over the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, three RBI, and one run scored against the Twins on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Rockies' 5-1 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, and one run scored on Saturday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
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
Encarnacion may be getting up there in age, but there are few hitters who have produced consistent power at the rate he has. There is little reason to expect a sudden drop-off but with that said, his RBIs and runs should take a hit with Seattle losing some of their best offensive pieces.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
As he embarks upon his age-36 season, Encarnacion is showing some signs of decline. His strikeout rate has crept up over the last three years, while his home run total and batting average have gone in the opposite direction. But this decline shouldn't be overstated -- Encarnacion still topped 30 HRs last year for the seventh straight season, while his 42.4 percent hard contact rate was actually a career high. Most projection systems expect his performance to further decline in 2019, but players do not always decline at a consistent rate. His advancing age makes Encarnacion somewhat of a boom-or-bust pick, but even if he remains on the rebuilding Mariners for the entire season, he should be a good source of home runs and RBIs.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Even in a down year, Encarnacion topped 30 homers for the seventh straight season, a span during which 2014's 98 RBI was the only time he fell short of 100. That bankable power is comforting at his depreciating price, but career worsts in contact (75.7%) and strikeout (22.9%) rate led to his lowest average (.248) since 2010. The durable slugger also missed time with a biceps injury during his age-35 campaign, so don't reach for name recognition. That shouldn't be necessary, as ADPs beyond the top 100 suggest he could fall into your lap.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros