Who Should I Draft?

Dee Gordon or Ryan Braun (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 92
Best Rank# 47# 36
Worst Rank# 160# 150
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 186
Best Rank# 76# 180
Worst Rank# 107# 918
   
Projections 
   
Runs6967
Home Runs422
RBI4171
Stolen Bases3712
Batting Average.280.269
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 80# 124
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 98
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71# 97
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 88# 98
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 129
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 103
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 97
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 105# 130
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 89
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 77# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 73# 118
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 47# 142
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 60# 124
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 83
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 78# 150
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 72# 93
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 137
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 108
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 87# 93
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 74# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 95
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 84
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 75# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 103
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 98
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 82# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 95
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 72# 111
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 91
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 80
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 56# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 109
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 73# 105
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 84# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 106
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 74# 97
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 84# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 82# 95
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 81# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 119
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 71# 117
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 96
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 62# 60
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 66# 36
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 83# 81
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 87# 77
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 83
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 94# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 84
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 109# 95
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 134# 91
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 160# 67
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats556405
   
Runs6259
   
Hits149103
   
Singles12057
   
Doubles1725
   
Triples81
   
Home Runs420
   
RBI3664
   
Stolen Bases3011
   
Caught Stealing125
   
Walks934
   
Strikeouts8085
   
Batting Average.268.254
   
On Base Pct.288.313
   
Slugging Pct.349.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.637.782
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats571457
   
Runs6967
   
Hits160123
   
Singles12974
   
Doubles1926
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs422
   
RBI4171
   
Stolen Bases3712
   
Caught Stealing125
   
Walks1941
   
Strikeouts8695
   
Batting Average.280.269
   
On Base Pct.303.329
   
Slugging Pct.358.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.661.807
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
News 
 Dee Gordon went 1-for-2 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Ryan Braun (calf) will start and play left field in Tuesday's Wild Card game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
 Dee Gordon 2-for-3 with a double in Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with a walk, a grand slam, and two runs scored Wednesday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 26th
 Dee Gordon came off the bench and went 1-for-2 in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Ryan Braun went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a game winning grand slam in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
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
Braun isn't often healthy, but when he is on the field, he has continued to rake over the last three years. In that time, his per 162 game average is 30 homers, 18 steals and a .279 batting average. If he can finally stay on the field, fantasy owners will hit the jackpot this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Braun is no longer the dominant fantasy outfielder he once was, but he looks to be criminally underrated at this stage of his career. You can't expect him to play more than 120-140 games, but Braun has proven over the last couple seasons that he's capable of producing 20+ HRs and 10+ SBs even while missing a quarter of a season, and his batting average could even pop back up into the .280+ range after two straight low-BABIP seasons. Hitting in a terrific lineup and favorable home ballpark, Braun (ADP 203.7) should be able to again produce numbers that resemble those of OFs going much earlier in drafts like George Springer (ADP 54.3), Mitch Haniger (ADP 81.0), and Justin Upton (ADP 85.7).
Andrew Seifter - 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
A regressing Braun still offers value. Despite posting career lows in batting average (.254), OBP (.313) and wRC+ (105), the veteran still stockpiled 20 homers and 11 steals last year. He faces far less competition for playing time now that the Brewers have traded Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton, so he'll go as far as his health takes him. The 35-year-old isn't washed just yet; he notched a .296 xBA and .515 xSLG, per Statcast. He should at least fare closer to 2017's .268/.336/.487 slash line, and a 25/15 campaign isn't out of the question if he could piece together 550 plate appearances in around 130 games. A massive discrepancy between his consensus ADP (210) and ECR (141) reveals an intriguing buy-low opportunity.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros