Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Joey Gallo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 58
Best Rank# 21# 30
Worst Rank# 92# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 99
Best Rank# 59# 88
Worst Rank# 100# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8187
Home Runs2241
RBI8395
Stolen Bases45
Batting Average.311.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
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
DailyOverlay
# 21# 58
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 56# 79
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 107
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 76
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 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
Sporfolio
# 86# 100
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 24# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 55# 66
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 40# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 62
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 38# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 67
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 47# 49
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 47# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 77
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 130
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 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
FantasyPros
# 44# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 38
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 48# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 50# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 43
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 55# 43
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 58# 55
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 59# 51
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 44
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats328500
   
Runs4082
   
Hits98103
   
Singles7138
   
Doubles1524
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1240
   
RBI4292
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks2074
   
Strikeouts40207
   
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
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529498
   
Runs8187
   
Hits165109
   
Singles10543
   
Doubles3523
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2241
   
RBI8395
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4176
   
Strikeouts69201
   
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
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 with two singles, an RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies’ 11-7 win over the Brewers on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
Joey Gallo (wrist) said he's unlikely to return this season.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
 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
Joey Gallo (wrist) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Joey Gallo (wrist) is unlikely to play in the Rangers' upcoming weekend series against the A's, and may not ultimately return this season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
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
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