Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Encarnacion or Max Muncy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
40 of 59 experts
32%
Recommended by
19 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 77# 81
Best Rank# 45# 41
Worst Rank# 140# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 113# 110
Best Rank# 100# 101
Worst Rank# 141# 146
   
Projections 
   
Runs7676
Home Runs3028
RBI9379
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.243.248
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 87# 98
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 80
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 65
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 55
   
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USA Today
# 69# 74
   
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RotoChamp
# 51# 55
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 84
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 113# 156
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 66# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 100# 140
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 98# 147
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 82# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 77# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 68# 79
   
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Razzball
# 105# 149
   
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BretskyBall
# 56# 59
   
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The Athletic
# 102# 127
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 87
   
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The Athletic
# 57# 86
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 80# 92
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 65# 126
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 65# 82
   
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Sporfolio
# 54# 62
   
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RotoBaller
# 53# 83
   
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RotoBaller
# 73# 95
   
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FantasyPros
# 79# 103
   
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FanGraphs
# 74# 82
   
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FantasyPros
# 65# 80
   
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RotoBaller
# 68# 80
   
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FantasyPros
# 64# 78
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
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# 56# 82
   
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# 76# 79
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 48# 58
   
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Fantrax
# 94# 141
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 60# 63
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 62# 77
   
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FanGraphs
# 90# 96
   
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Razzball
# 48# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 67# 66
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 74# 41
   
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Fake Teams
# 76# 62
   
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Pitcher List
# 76# 61
   
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# 79# 61
   
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# 82# 64
   
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DailyOverlay
# 82# 80
   
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Beast Dome
# 83# 54
   
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CBS Sports
# 84# 69
   
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# 87# 69
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 66
   
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The Athletic
# 89# 76
   
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# 95# 76
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 125# 91
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 132# 64
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 136# 123
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 140# 58
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500395
   
Runs7475
   
Hits123104
   
Singles7450
   
Doubles1617
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3235
   
RBI10779
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks6379
   
Strikeouts132131
   
Batting Average.246.263
   
On Base Pct.336.391
   
Slugging Pct.474.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.973
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats507467
   
Runs7676
   
Hits123116
   
Singles7265
   
Doubles1921
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI9379
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks6978
   
Strikeouts129142
   
Batting Average.243.248
   
On Base Pct.334.355
   
Slugging Pct.467.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.838
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
News 
 Manager Aaron Boone said it's unlikely Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) will play Sunday against the Rangers, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 29th
Max Muncy hit his 35th homer of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
 Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) is expected to start Friday and play all three games this weekend against the Rangers, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 27th
Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, a walk, and two runs scored in the Dodgers' 6-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
 Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against Tampa Bay.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 25th
Max Muncy was out of Sunday's lineup versus the Rockies with a quad injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) could return Friday in Texas.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 24th
Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) could be activated from the injured list as soon as Wednesday according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
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
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
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
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
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
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros