Who Should I Draft?

Edwin Encarnacion or Miguel Cabrera (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
41 of 55 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 91
Best Rank# 45# 38
Worst Rank# 140# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 113# 152
Best Rank# 100# 146
Worst Rank# 141# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs7663
Home Runs3020
RBI9374
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.243.282
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 62
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 93
   
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Going For 2
# 82# 115
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 74# 87
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 69# 88
   
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RotoChamp
# 51# 94
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 93
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 53# 86
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 136
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 75# 93
   
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Beast Dome
# 83# 96
   
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The Athletic
# 113# 138
   
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CBS Sports
# 84# 103
   
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CBS Sports
# 66# 86
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 100# 133
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 82# 111
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 77# 91
   
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FantasyPros
# 68# 98
   
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
# 102# 115
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 85
   
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The Athletic
# 57# 80
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 76# 122
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 65# 81
   
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Sporfolio
# 54# 142
   
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Athlon Sports
# 75# 90
   
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Pitcher List
# 76# 90
   
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RotoBaller
# 53# 88
   
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RotoBaller
# 73# 83
   
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FantasyPros
# 79# 83
   
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FanGraphs
# 74# 87
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 88
   
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FantasyPros
# 65# 79
   
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RotoBaller
# 68# 92
   
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Freeze Stats
# 79# 154
   
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Razzball
# 48# 84
   
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SportsLine
# 76# 90
   
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FanGraphs
# 90# 130
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 87# 105
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 93
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 55# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 59
   
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# 65# 64
   
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Razzball
# 67# 64
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 81# 59
   
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The Athletic
# 87# 81
   
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The Athletic
# 89# 75
   
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Fantrax
# 94# 70
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 89
   
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The Athletic
# 98# 39
   
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Razzball
# 105# 91
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 125# 75
   
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Fake Teams
# 132# 121
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 140# 66
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500134
   
Runs7417
   
Hits12340
   
Singles7426
   
Doubles1611
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs323
   
RBI10722
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks6322
   
Strikeouts13227
   
Batting Average.246.299
   
On Base Pct.336.395
   
Slugging Pct.474.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.843
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats507465
   
Runs7663
   
Hits123131
   
Singles7284
   
Doubles1926
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3020
   
RBI9374
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks6959
   
Strikeouts12998
   
Batting Average.243.282
   
On Base Pct.334.363
   
Slugging Pct.467.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.832
   
  Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
News 
 Edwin Encarnacion is not in the starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Blue Jays.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-5 in a 7-6 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored Thursday against the Astros.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 13-4 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 6-3 victory against the Rays on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a single in a 7-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
 Edwin Encarnacion is serving as the team's DH and batting fifth in his debut for the Yankees on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-2 in a 12-2 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera had a huge game in a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a grand slam. He finished the night with five RBI.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
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
You may be inclined to believe Cabrera is done since he has had two subpar seasons in a row, but he is apparently in the best shape of his life. Add in the fact that he will be spending most of his time as the Tigers DH and we might just have the biggest bounceback player on our hands.
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
Cabrera's 2018 season was cut short after just 38 games due to a torn biceps tendon, but in the limited sample size he looked more like the perennial .300 hitter he's been for most of his career than the guy who hit just .249 in 2017. It is hard to expect much more than around 20 HRs from Cabrera at this point -- his 38 HRs in 2016 is the major outlier of the last five seasons -- but even that kind of power output can be useful when it's accompanied by a strong batting average. He's nowhere near the player he once was, but his days as a mixed league asset aren't over quite yet.
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
On the bright side, Cabrera recorded a .360 wOBA after notching a career-low .313 in 2017. The only problem: He played just 38 games due to a ruptured left biceps tendon. Don't bank on a fully healthy season from the first baseman, who turns 36 in April and has averaged 111 games over the last four seasons. Yet last year proved he's still a prolific hitter when healthy, even if no longer a massive home-run threat. If he falls beyond pick 150, it's worth rolling the dice on one of this generation's best sluggers churning out one more vintage season before his Hall of Fame career bites the dust.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros