Who Should I Draft?

Daniel Murphy or Yasiel Puig (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 44
Best Rank# 21# 24
Worst Rank# 92# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 76
Best Rank# 59# 69
Worst Rank# 100# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs8174
Home Runs2227
RBI8382
Stolen Bases414
Batting Average.311.274
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 38
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 59
   
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DailyOverlay
# 21# 26
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 56# 76
   
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RotoChamp
# 29# 43
   
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Brewer Rat
# 50# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 108
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 53
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 48# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 48
   
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The Athletic
# 38# 45
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 47# 63
   
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# 55# 70
   
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# 40# 41
   
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# 44# 45
   
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Razzball
# 38# 54
   
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FantasyPros
# 49# 50
   
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RotoBaller
# 62# 71
   
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FantasyPros
# 26# 55
   
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Freeze Stats
# 46# 54
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 64
   
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SportsLine
# 47# 59
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 47# 57
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 42
   
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FanGraphs
# 37# 38
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 38# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 42
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 34# 24
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 34
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 35
   
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Razzball
# 39# 26
   
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Fantrax
# 41# 26
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 37
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 44# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 30
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 32
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 40
   
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RotoBaller
# 46# 31
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 27
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 42
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 52# 38
   
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Razzball
# 55# 45
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 55
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 30
   
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The Athletic
# 58# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 45
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 59# 30
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 75
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 92# 65
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats328405
   
Runs4060
   
Hits98108
   
Singles7163
   
Doubles1521
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1223
   
RBI4263
   
Stolen Bases315
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks2036
   
Strikeouts4087
   
Batting Average.299.267
   
On Base Pct.336.327
   
Slugging Pct.454.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.820
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529499
   
Runs8174
   
Hits165137
   
Singles10582
   
Doubles3526
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2227
   
RBI8382
   
Stolen Bases414
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks4151
   
Strikeouts69106
   
Batting Average.311.274
   
On Base Pct.360.341
   
Slugging Pct.517.495
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.836
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 with an RBI in a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-7 with a walk across both games of a Saturday doubleheader against the Twins. Cleveland lost both games, 2-0 and 9-5.
Matthew Terelle
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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs, and a steal in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 3rd
 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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 in a 9-6 loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
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
Puig was a steady-if-unspectacular performer over his last two seasons in Los Angeles, settling in as a player who could hit around .265 while approaching 30 HRs and 15 SBs. He'll get a nice ballpark upgrade in his new home of Cincinnati, Ohio, and there is some belief that he will also benefit from being away from the distractions of LA, but it is hard to justify drastically raising our expectations for Puig until we see some evidence of it on the field. Don't overrate him, but he's certainly worth considering at his current ADP of 91.3.
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
Puig's career has been a bit of a disappointment, but even so, his last two seasons have been excellent. In that time, he has 30 homers and 18 SB per 162 games. If he is able to stay healthy, we could be looking at a further breakout to 35 and 20 thanks to a major ballpark upgrade in Cincy this year.
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
Puig has become every drafter's friend since getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Although never matching the immediate high of his story-book debut, the outfielder has registered a .349 wOBA and 15 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Escaping the NL West juggernaut's jammed roster solidifies ample playing time, and he changes venues to one of baseball's best hitter's parks. Most projection systems forecast around 25-30 home runs with 12-16 steals while batting in the .270 vicinity. Those numbers would satisfy drafters who dip into the top 100 to snag an increasingly popular target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros