Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Encarnacion or Eric Hosmer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 88
Best Rank# 45# 53
Worst Rank# 140# 139
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 113# 167
Best Rank# 100# 135
Worst Rank# 141# 177
   
Projections 
   
Runs7680
Home Runs3021
RBI9380
Stolen Bases26
Batting Average.243.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLB-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 87# 135
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 82
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 89
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 82# 91
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 74# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 90
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 76
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 83
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 99
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 92
   
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Beast Dome
# 83# 94
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 84# 116
   
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CBS Sports
# 66# 95
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 104
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 98# 119
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 77# 89
   
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FantasyPros
# 68# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 56# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 84
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 57# 89
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 80# 85
   
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Fake Teams
# 76# 100
   
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# 65# 119
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 65# 90
   
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Sporfolio
# 54# 55
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 75# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 139
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 53# 96
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 73# 94
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 74# 89
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 92
   
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Razzball
# 67# 92
   
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FantasyPros
# 65# 87
   
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RotoBaller
# 68# 100
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 86
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 79# 112
   
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Razzball
# 48# 113
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 81# 89
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 76# 89
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 94# 110
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 87# 115
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 55# 53
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 79# 74
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 82# 80
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 79
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 89# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 90# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 100# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 102# 95
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 105# 79
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 113# 105
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 125# 77
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 132# 108
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 136# 131
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 140# 88
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 112
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500613
   
Runs7472
   
Hits123155
   
Singles74104
   
Doubles1631
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3218
   
RBI10769
   
Stolen Bases37
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks6362
   
Strikeouts132142
   
Batting Average.246.253
   
On Base Pct.336.322
   
Slugging Pct.474.398
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.720
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats507588
   
Runs7680
   
Hits123160
   
Singles72107
   
Doubles1929
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3021
   
RBI9380
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks6962
   
Strikeouts129124
   
Batting Average.243.272
   
On Base Pct.334.341
   
Slugging Pct.467.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.777
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
News 
 First baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has been traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees, according to a report from MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-6 with a double, a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' 16-12 win over the Rockies on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Encarnacion was held out of the starting lineup Friday due to a back injury.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 15th
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with two singles and two RBI as the Padres fell to the Giants 6-5 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, three RBI, and one run scored against the Twins on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored as the Padres beat the Nats 5-4 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Padres fell to the Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, and one run scored on Saturday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Padres fell to the Marlins 9-3 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 Encarnacion may be getting up there in age, but there are few hitters who have produced consistent power at the rate he has. There is little reason to expect a sudden drop-off but with that said, his RBIs and runs should take a hit with Seattle losing some of their best offensive pieces.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Hosmer was a wreck in the second half, posting a negative average launch angle. While that is no guarantee to be fixed, he is still a career .280 hitter with excellent durability and sufficient power. Eventually every player becomes a value and Hosmer's ADP may have fallen enough that it has become the case.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 As he embarks upon his age-36 season, Encarnacion is showing some signs of decline. His strikeout rate has crept up over the last three years, while his home run total and batting average have gone in the opposite direction. But this decline shouldn't be overstated -- Encarnacion still topped 30 HRs last year for the seventh straight season, while his 42.4 percent hard contact rate was actually a career high. Most projection systems expect his performance to further decline in 2019, but players do not always decline at a consistent rate. His advancing age makes Encarnacion somewhat of a boom-or-bust pick, but even if he remains on the rebuilding Mariners for the entire season, he should be a good source of home runs and RBIs.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
After posting back-to-back 25 HR seasons, Hosmer managed just 18 long balls in his first season in San Diego and does not appear likely to return to the 25 homer range if he continues to hit the ball on the ground so frequently. That said, last year's .253 batting average seems due for some major improvement, both because his BABIP was a tad low and because last season's high strikeout rate looks like an outlier for a player that is still in the prime of his career. Hosmer could again be a sneaky source of steals on a team that likes to run, and his run and RBI production should improve along with the Padres' lineup as a whole. He won't blow you away with his production in any one category, but should make steady across-the-board contributions.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Even in a down year, Encarnacion topped 30 homers for the seventh straight season, a span during which 2014's 98 RBI was the only time he fell short of 100. That bankable power is comforting at his depreciating price, but career worsts in contact (75.7%) and strikeout (22.9%) rate led to his lowest average (.248) since 2010. The durable slugger also missed time with a biceps injury during his age-35 campaign, so don't reach for name recognition. That shouldn't be necessary, as ADPs beyond the top 100 suggest he could fall into your lap.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The every-other-year curse once again struck Hosmer, who batted .253/.322/.398 with a 95 wRC+ and -0.1 fWAR to start an eight-year, $144 million contract with the Padres. He was the only qualified position player to post a negative launch angle (-1.2°), and only Ian Desmond hit more ground balls than his 60.4%. Not only did he make weaker contact, he made less of it with career lows in contact (74.7%) and strikeout (21.0%) rate. Before writing Hosmer off entirely, he has bounced back from terrible years before. Deep-league managers will at least derive value from a locked-in starter who has recorded at least 667 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons. If he falls far enough, he is an acceptable corner-infield compiler, especially now that he's batting alongside Manny Machado. Take a better hitter-it won't be hard to find one-in shallower formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros