Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Gleyber Torres (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 51
Best Rank# 21# 32
Worst Rank# 92# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 61
Best Rank# 59# 51
Worst Rank# 100# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs8172
Home Runs2225
RBI8384
Stolen Bases49
Batting Average.311.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 70
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 62
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 21# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 53
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 34# 61
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 46
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 48# 73
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 67
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 50
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 62
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 59
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 38# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 45
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 49
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 24# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 52
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 44# 58
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 40# 99
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 60
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 55# 66
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 47# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 47
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 57
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 38# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 32
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 32
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 47# 46
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 50# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 54
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 44
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 56# 33
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 58# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 43
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 59# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 79
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 70
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats328431
   
Runs4054
   
Hits98117
   
Singles7176
   
Doubles1516
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1224
   
RBI4277
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2042
   
Strikeouts40122
   
Batting Average.299.272
   
On Base Pct.336.340
   
Slugging Pct.454.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.820
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529528
   
Runs8172
   
Hits165142
   
Singles10590
   
Doubles3524
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI8384
   
Stolen Bases49
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4152
   
Strikeouts69136
   
Batting Average.311.269
   
On Base Pct.360.334
   
Slugging Pct.517.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.802
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI, and a run scored in the Rockies' 11-10 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 at the plate and hit a two-run homer while also scoring two runs as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-8 win over the Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-5 with a walk and scored a run as the Yankees lost in extra innings to the Blue Jays on Friday night.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a single in the Rockies' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Yankees lost to the Tigers 12-11.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 10th
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in a run as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-0 score on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the Rockies' loss to the Pirates on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a home run to help the Yankees defeat the Rangers 4-1.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Sep 4th
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
Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
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
Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
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
Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros