Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Joey Wendle (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
2B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Joey Wendle
2B,LF - TB
Joey Wendle
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
43 of 58 experts
26%
Recommended by
15 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 144# 163
Best Rank# 88# 92
Worst Rank# 239# 232
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 212# 236
Best Rank# 192# 205
Worst Rank# 270# 304
   
Projections 
   
Runs6560
Home Runs108
RBI5057
Stolen Bases612
Batting Average.281.271
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 153# 161
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 161
   
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# 151
   
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The Athletic
# 139# 163
   
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Razzball
# 100# 117
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 145# 164
   
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Brewer Rat
# 114# 138
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 130# 165
   
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# 118
   
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Beast Dome
# 141# 168
   
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The Athletic
# 148
   
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CBS Sports
# 127# 208
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 155
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 88# 193
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
# 156# 204
   
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# 159# 174
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
# 121# 164
   
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FanGraphs
# 117
   
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# 151
   
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# 146# 182
   
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FantasyPros
# 146# 190
   
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# 150# 163
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 151# 157
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 102# 132
   
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FantasyPros
# 143# 166
   
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FantasyPros
# 153
   
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Freeze Stats
# 122# 158
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 144# 162
   
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# 119# 156
   
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# 128# 159
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 164# 187
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 145# 179
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 92# 168
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 141# 174
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 123# 111
   
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Razzball
# 145# 141
   
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# 151# 129
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 160# 153
   
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Sporfolio
# 161# 139
   
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FanGraphs
# 166# 145
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 166# 150
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 177# 167
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 189# 155
   
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DailyOverlay
# 199# 156
   
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# 204# 92
   
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Razzball
# 211# 127
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 239# 232
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 121
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 168
   
  DJ LeMahieu
2B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Joey Wendle
2B,LF - TB
Joey Wendle
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats533487
   
Runs9062
   
Hits147146
   
Singles98100
   
Doubles3233
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs157
   
RBI6261
   
Stolen Bases616
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks3737
   
Strikeouts8296
   
Batting Average.276.300
   
On Base Pct.321.354
   
Slugging Pct.428.435
   
On-base Plus Slugging.749.789
   
  DJ LeMahieu
2B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Joey Wendle
2B,LF - TB
Joey Wendle
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats442486
   
Runs6560
   
Hits124132
   
Singles9090
   
Doubles2229
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs108
   
RBI5057
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks3831
   
Strikeouts7199
   
Batting Average.281.271
   
On Base Pct.337.315
   
Slugging Pct.410.401
   
On-base Plus Slugging.747.715
   
  DJ LeMahieu
2B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Joey Wendle
2B,LF - TB
Joey Wendle
News 
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 and hit a three-run home run during a win over the Angels on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
Joey Wendle went 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored as the Rays topped the Blue Jays on Friday night by a 5-0 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
 DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, scored a run and drove in a run as the Yankees beat the Angels by an 8-0 score on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Joey Wendle went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday as the Rays lost to the Astros by a 15-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 28th
 DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with a double while scoring a run and picked up an RBI in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Joey Wendle went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and drove in a run as the Rays beat the Red Sox by a 3-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 24th
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run as the Yankees beat the Red Sox on Saturday by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Joey Wendle went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 20th
 DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-5 with a walk-off home run as the Yankees defeated the A’s 4-3.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Sep 1st
Joey Wendle went 1-for-4 and scored two runs as the Rays lost to the Orioles on Wednesday by a 9-6 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 4th
Notes 
 With LeMahieu now away from Coors, you can't expect him to hit .348 again, or even .300. His stolen bases have essentially disappeared over the past few seasons and we aren't likely to get double-digit homers either. At this point, LeMahieu is a replacement level fantasy asset.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It is easy to look at a .300 batting average and assume a rookie will only get better. Wendle likely played over his head last year, though, and was a 28-year-old rookie. There is no power to his game, and while he may offer 15 to 20 steals, it won't be enough to make him anything more than a late-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 The Yankees signed LeMahieu to fill a super-utility role, but why would anyone with a working memory expect Troy Tulowitzki to stay healthy and succeed? Although he won't contend for another batting title away from Coors, the second baseman showed more power with a career-high 15 homers last year. His spray chart overlay actually showed more batted balls that would have cleared Yankee Stadium's miniature fences, so the 30-year-old can make a sneaky bargain for those completely writing off someone leaving Colorado without a locked-in everyday spot.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros