Who Should I Draft?

Dee Gordon or Mallex Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 85
Best Rank# 47# 58
Worst Rank# 160# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 111
Best Rank# 76# 103
Worst Rank# 107# 159
   
Projections 
   
Runs6972
Home Runs45
RBI4144
Stolen Bases3738
Batting Average.280.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 80# 90
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 119
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 112
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 71# 77
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 83# 112
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 88# 106
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 117
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 85
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 135
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 109
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 66# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 87
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 77# 96
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 73# 84
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 47# 74
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 60# 69
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 89
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 78# 124
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 87
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 72# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 90
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 87# 101
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 74# 87
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 153
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 113
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 75# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 85
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 82# 85
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 88
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 72# 86
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 69
   
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Razzball
# 56# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 95
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 122
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 84# 88
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 92
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 74# 83
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 84# 113
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 81# 105
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 85
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 62# 58
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 71# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 73# 69
   
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Fantrax
# 82# 74
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 75
   
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Razzball
# 85# 73
   
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Pitcher List
# 85# 71
   
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The Athletic
# 87# 85
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 94# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 82
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 82
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 105# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 109# 84
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 134# 96
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 160# 103
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats556480
   
Runs6265
   
Hits149142
   
Singles120103
   
Doubles1727
   
Triples810
   
Home Runs42
   
RBI3640
   
Stolen Bases3040
   
Caught Stealing1212
   
Walks947
   
Strikeouts8098
   
Batting Average.268.296
   
On Base Pct.288.367
   
Slugging Pct.349.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.637.773
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats571524
   
Runs6972
   
Hits160142
   
Singles129106
   
Doubles1925
   
Triples78
   
Home Runs45
   
RBI4144
   
Stolen Bases3738
   
Caught Stealing1213
   
Walks1949
   
Strikeouts86114
   
Batting Average.280.271
   
On Base Pct.303.333
   
Slugging Pct.358.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.661.710
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
News 
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Mallex Smith went 1-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases and a run scored in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Dee Gordon went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in Saturday’s 2-1 loss the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
Mallex Smith went 0-for-4 with a run, a walk and a stolen base in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 11-9 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
Mallex Smith went 0-for-2 in Thursday's 11-9 loss the Astros. He was not in the starting lineup and came off the bench in the 10th inning as a pinch hitter.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Mallex Smith went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 1st
 Dee Gordon went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
Mallex Smith went 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Gordon is going to absolutely destroy you in two categories and his batting average isn't anything to write home about. With that said, the potential of 60 stolen bases makes him worth the price of admission toward the middle of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Gordon averaged around 60 steals per season from 2014-2017, but that number plummeted to 30 steals in 141 games last season. The .268 batting average he produced last season is probably due for some positive correction into the .280 range, but Gordon is a major drag in the HR and RBI categories, so he'll need to get his stolen base total back up into the 50-60 range to be worth deploying in standard 5x5 leagues of 12 teams or fewer. It's tough to say whether that will happen as Gordon approaches 31 years old, so he's a boom-or-bust selection if he goes in the single digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Gordon is great at running, but not quite as good at reaching base. Despite the complete lack of power, his profile was palatable when consisting of a high average, plethora of runs, and 60 steals. Last season, however, he batted .268 with 62 runs and 30 steals. He was caught stealing (12) more times than he walked (nine), and the 30-year-old can't afford as many misfires with a .288 OBP. His Statcast speed score (29.0) didn't drop much from 2017 (29.0), so it's possible he bounces back to 40-45 steals if a few more dribbles roll his way. It's probably not worth the risk unless desperate for speed.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros