Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Joey Gallo (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
ECR# 42# 55
Best Rank# 21# 30
Worst Rank# 92# 107
Composite# 67# 99
Best Rank# 59# 88
Worst Rank# 100# 110
Home Runs2241
Stolen Bases45
Batting Average.311.219
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 91
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 55
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 66
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 56
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 21# 58
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 56# 79
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 55
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 63
Site Projections
# 29# 107
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 56
Beast Dome
# 68# 76
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 51
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 41
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 44
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 49
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 63
Andrew Gould
# 42# 78
Rudy Gamble
# 39# 49
Wayne Bretsky
# 48# 77
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 44
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 38# 75
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 50
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 78
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 73
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 67
Mario Mergola
# 86# 100
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 45# 65
Paul Sporer
# 24# 60
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 78
Bill Dubiel
# 55# 66
Justin Mason
# 40# 60
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 62
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 59
Donkey Teeth
# 38# 70
Pierre Camus
# 62# 67
Andrew Seifter
# 26# 70
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 51
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 57
Jacob Gibbs
# 47# 49
Mick Ciallela
# 41# 52
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 96
Ariel Cohen
# 37# 58
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 38# 55
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 63
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 34# 32
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 42
Bobby Sylvester
# 44# 30
Nick Mariano
# 46# 38
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 48# 43
Dan Harris
# 49# 38
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 50# 44
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 43
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 55# 43
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 58# 55
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 59# 51
Grey Albright
# 92# 44
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
At Bats328500
Home Runs1240
Stolen Bases33
Caught Stealing04
Batting Average.299.206
On Base Pct.336.312
Slugging Pct.454.498
On-base Plus Slugging.791.810
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
At Bats529498
Home Runs2241
Stolen Bases45
Caught Stealing13
Batting Average.311.219
On Base Pct.360.322
Slugging Pct.517.523
On-base Plus Slugging.876.845
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
 Daniel Murphy is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Joey Gallo (oblique) was activated from the injured list Tuesday. He will bat fifth and play center field against the Tigers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 25th
 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
Joey Gallo is expected to return from an oblique injury on Tuesday. The Rangers optioned Kyle Bird to Nashville after the game Sunday and Gallo's activation is the expected corresponding move. According to Rangers manager Chriss Woodward, Gallo might DH in the first few games back.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Mon, Jun 24th
 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
The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Saturday’s matchup against the Royals in the middle of an at-bat. Danny Santana replaced him.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
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
You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros