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Who Should I Draft?

Danny Santana or Mallex Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Santana
1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Danny Santana
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
28 of 44 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 98# 103
Best Rank# 54# 32
Worst Rank# 175# 202
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 134# 166
Best Rank# 115# 154
Worst Rank# 186# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs2723
Home Runs82
RBI2815
Stolen Bases715
Batting Average.259.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 112
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 94# 97
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 88# 93
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 134# 141
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 97# 123
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 109
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 97# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 117
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 86# 97
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 139# 188
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 138# 202
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 77# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 106
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 79# 98
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 73# 121
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 68# 120
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 104
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 61# 107
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 109# 140
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 103# 142
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 93# 123
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 92# 122
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 90# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 92# 123
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 126# 158
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 58# 110
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 98# 100
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 65# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 95# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 96# 88
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 96# 91
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 99# 92
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 89
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 104# 94
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 107# 102
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 108# 90
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 122# 97
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 123# 88
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 136# 113
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 175# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Danny Santana
1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Danny Santana
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats474510
   
Runs8170
   
Hits134116
   
Singles7782
   
Doubles2319
   
Triples69
   
Home Runs286
   
RBI8137
   
Stolen Bases2146
   
Caught Stealing69
   
Walks2542
   
Strikeouts151141
   
Batting Average.283.228
   
On Base Pct.324.300
   
Slugging Pct.534.335
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.635
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Danny Santana
1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Danny Santana
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats188177
   
Runs2723
   
Hits4945
   
Singles2931
   
Doubles108
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs82
   
RBI2815
   
Stolen Bases715
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks1116
   
Strikeouts5745
   
Batting Average.259.254
   
On Base Pct.299.314
   
Slugging Pct.462.364
   
On-base Plus Slugging.761.678
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Danny Santana
1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Danny Santana
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
News 
 Danny Santana was removed from Friday's Cactus League game due to calf tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 21st
Mallex Smith went 2-for-2 and was caught stealing in the Mariners' 3-7 Cactus League loss to the Cubs on Sunday
Caleb Baggette
Sun, Mar 1st
  Mallex Smith went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Mariners' Cactus League game against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Caleb Baggette
Tue, Feb 25th
Notes 
 Santana will play regularly for the Rangers, but it's hard to buy into the production that he had in 2019.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The shortened season means better job security for Smith. He's the perfect guy to pair with a Bryan Reynolds or Mark Canha late.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Santana's breakout season was absolutely ridiculous on paper. He finished with 28 homers, 21 steals, a .283 BA and 80+ RBIs and runs in just 474 at-bats. He may not be as efficient this season but even if he takes a step back, he would be a steal in the 13th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Stolen bases throughout the game are at an all-time low, and yet Smith, who has stolen 86 bases over the past two seasons, doesn't get a whiff until late in drafts. Yes, his average won't help you, he barely contributes any power, he'll likely bat ninth, and he could lose his job. But owners used to fall all over themselves to draft Billy Hamilton because he could single-handedly keep a fantasy team competitive in steals. Smith can do the same, and on a team with nothing to play for, he's likely to run at every possible opportunity.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  There is virtually no chance Mallex will hit double-digit homers or even drive in 50 runs. In fact, he batted just .228 last year but steals are steals and Mallex should tally 50 of them for you if he plays the entire season. This is the equivalent of a fantasy asset who hits 80 homers but hurts you in three categories.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros