Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Tommy Pham (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 42
Best Rank# 24# 21
Worst Rank# 82# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 67
Best Rank# 60# 59
Worst Rank# 73# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs9181
Home Runs2222
RBI7183
Stolen Bases174
Batting Average.272.311
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 37
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 30# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 47
   
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USA Today
# 36# 58
   
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RotoChamp
# 24# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 52
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 45
   
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The Athletic
# 55# 59
   
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CBS Sports
# 45# 48
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 26# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 42
   
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BretskyBall
# 41# 48
   
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The Athletic
# 36# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 42
   
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The Athletic
# 36# 38
   
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Fake Teams
# 38# 44
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 41# 47
   
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Sporfolio
# 34# 86
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 44# 45
   
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Pitcher List
# 36# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 46
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 36# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 42# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 49
   
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RotoBaller
# 53# 62
   
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Freeze Stats
# 31# 46
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 44# 47
   
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Fantrax
# 34# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 37
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 38# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 51# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 26
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 40# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 33
   
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The Athletic
# 81# 34
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 34
   
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The Athletic
# 44# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 37
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 60# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 72# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 42
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 57# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 50# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 45
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 49# 45
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 58# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 51# 50
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 62# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 82# 68
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats494328
   
Runs10240
   
Hits13698
   
Singles9171
   
Doubles1815
   
Triples60
   
Home Runs2112
   
RBI6342
   
Stolen Bases153
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks6720
   
Strikeouts14040
   
Batting Average.275.299
   
On Base Pct.367.336
   
Slugging Pct.464.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.791
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats508529
   
Runs9181
   
Hits138165
   
Singles90105
   
Doubles2235
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2222
   
RBI7183
   
Stolen Bases174
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks6941
   
Strikeouts14669
   
Batting Average.272.311
   
On Base Pct.359.360
   
Slugging Pct.462.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.876
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
News 
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 with a solo home run to power the Rays to a 6-5 win over the Angels on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
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
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a walk in Friday‚Äôs 9-4 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
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
 Tommy Pham went 3-for-5 on Wednesday as the Rays beat the A's by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday as the Rays lost to the Athletics by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
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
Notes 
 Despite playing 34 fewer games than Andrew Benintendi over the last two seasons, Pham has outplayed him from a fantasy perspective. Pham is being drafted four rounds later and is coming off one of the best second-halfs in the MLB
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After breaking out in 2017 with a .306 average, 23 HRs, and 25 SBs, Pham's numbers were down through nearly 100 games in 2018 before he was traded to Tampa, where he finished with a flurry. The end result was a perfectly respectable .275/102/21/63/15 roto line that was good enough to rank 16th among outfielders. Pham may strike out a bit too much to be a true .300 hitter, but he isn't a batting average liability, and there is no reason he can't again go 20-20 as long as the Rays continue to give him the green light on the base paths. He is a bit of an injury risk, but has shown he can make a big impact in 130-140 games.
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
 Despite batting .248/.331/.399 with a .323 wOBA prior to the Cardinals trading him, Pham's .283 xBA and .364 xwOBA called for a rebound. He did just that and more, going .343/.448/.622 In 39 games with the Rays. Put it all together, and he was one of eight hitters to hit at least .275 with 20 homers and 15 steals. There's room for more across the board, as he recorded MLB's third-best hard-hit rate (48.5%) last season and poached 25 bags in 2017.
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