Who Should I Draft?

David Peralta or Mallex Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 72# 85
Best Rank# 36# 58
Worst Rank# 113# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 111
Best Rank# 110# 103
Worst Rank# 140# 159
   
Projections 
   
Runs7672
Home Runs235
RBI7544
Stolen Bases538
Batting Average.284.271
   
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# 84# 90
   
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# 61# 119
   
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# 69# 112
   
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# 61# 112
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 43# 106
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 117
   
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USA Today
# 75# 85
   
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# 48# 135
   
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# 79# 109
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 74# 87
   
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# 73# 86
   
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# 78# 85
   
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# 78# 88
   
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# 73# 86
   
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# 51# 69
   
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 73# 88
   
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# 70# 83
   
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# 82# 105
   
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FanGraphs
# 59# 82
   
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# 47# 68
   
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# 69# 85
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 68
   
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# 82# 71
   
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# 86# 60
   
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# 90# 69
   
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# 94# 69
   
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# 95# 69
   
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# 113# 84
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560480
   
Runs7565
   
Hits164142
   
Singles104103
   
Doubles2527
   
Triples510
   
Home Runs302
   
RBI8740
   
Stolen Bases440
   
Caught Stealing012
   
Walks4847
   
Strikeouts12498
   
Batting Average.293.296
   
On Base Pct.352.367
   
Slugging Pct.516.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.868.773
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats543524
   
Runs7672
   
Hits154142
   
Singles98106
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples58
   
Home Runs235
   
RBI7544
   
Stolen Bases538
   
Caught Stealing213
   
Walks4649
   
Strikeouts116114
   
Batting Average.284.271
   
On Base Pct.340.333
   
Slugging Pct.480.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.710
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
News 
 David Peralta went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Diamondbacks beat the Nationals 10-3 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Mallex Smith went 2-for-5 with a single, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against the A's.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 17th
 David Peralta went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in the Diamondbacks' 13-8 win over the Phillies on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Mallex Smith went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored against Oakland on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 David Peralta went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the D'Backs beat the Blue Jays 8-2 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Mallex Smith went 2-for-4 with two singles, one walk, and two runs scored on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 David Peralta went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the D'Backs beat the Dodgers 3-2 in 11 innings on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Mallex Smith went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, three RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Astros.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says David Peralta (shoulder) could return as early as Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Mallex Smith went 1-for-5 with a single on Sunday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
Notes 
 Peralta is a .293 career hitter, so it wasn't exactly a surprise that he hit .293 last year. What was shocking, however, was that he hit 30 home runs after never hitting more than 17 in any of his previous four Major League seasons. The power spike was backed up by a ton of hard contact, but his ground ball rate remained high, making a repeat quite unlikely. Buy Peralta for the batting average, and consider anything more than 20 home runs to be a bonus.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Smith had a very impressive first full season in the Big Leagues, nabbing 40 stolen bases while hitting .296. He may not be able to quite duplicate that batting average again, but he won't kill you there and another 40 steals seems very possible.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Peralta batted .293 with a .352 OBP and 14 homers in 2017, but drafters snoozed at his bounce-back campaign. Last year, he batted .293 with a .352 OBP … and 30 homers. And yet he's still fighting for a top-100 spot. Having previously never gone deep more than 17 times in a season, it's safe to project regression given his 29.2% fly-ball rate. An elevated hard-hit rate at least gives him hope of reaching 20 homers, which would make him a useful contributor with a high floor in batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
One of last year's best sources of cheap speed, Smith stole the third-most bases (40) besides Whit Merrifield and Trea Turner. Among the 11 players with at least 30 steals, he was one of four (Merrifield, Mookie Betts, and Lorenzo Cain) to bat above .300 (.296). As a two-category contributor, he needs that average to stick, but a .249 xBA and Steamer's .263 projection aren't so optimistic. Yet the speed is legitimate, and the Mariners could slot him into the leadoff role. He could be a more competent Billy Hamilton.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros