Who Should I Draft?

Eloy Jimenez or Michael Brantley (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 73
Best Rank# 29# 36
Worst Rank# 209# 140
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 107
Best Rank# 91# 97
Worst Rank# 132# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs7175
Home Runs2515
RBI8074
Stolen Bases211
Batting Average.287.294
   
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  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats570
   
Runs89
   
Hits176
   
Singles121
   
Doubles36
   
Triples2
   
Home Runs17
   
RBI76
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing3
   
Walks48
   
Strikeouts60
   
Batting Average.309
   
On Base Pct.364
   
Slugging Pct.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833
   
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519520
   
Runs7175
   
Hits149153
   
Singles92105
   
Doubles2930
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2515
   
RBI8074
   
Stolen Bases211
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks3746
   
Strikeouts10962
   
Batting Average.287.294
   
On Base Pct.334.352
   
Slugging Pct.501.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.801
   
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with two singles, one double, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez had a big game in a 10-2 win over the Yankees on Friday. He went 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBI in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
Michael Brantley went 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored on Friday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, three runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, one RBI, and two runs scored on Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-5 with a homer and a double in a 5-2 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 10th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, single, walk, and one RBI on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with a walk and two singles on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 For all the hype bestowed upon Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jimenez is oddly getting a bit lost in the shuffle. He has nothing left to prove in the minors after hitting .355/.399/.597 with 12 homers in 55 Triple-A games, so the White Sox can't justify keeping him down too much longer. He should now start the season in Chicago after signing a six-year extension that eliminates any need to manipulate his service time. Jimenez could brandish top-shelf power from the start. Steamer agrees, projecting .293/.341/.502 with 25 homers in 130 games. Often available beyond the top-100 picks before the signing, the hype hadn't gotten out of hand yet. Barring a substantial uptick, he's especially an intriguing upside pick in shallower mixed leagues with three starting outfielders.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Batting average tends to be an underrated ability in fantasy baseball, and that is an area in which Brantley excels. But durability is also an underrated commodity, and that has been Brantley downfall for big chunks of his career. If Brantley can just manage to stay healthy, he should be able to contribute enough balanced production across all five roto categories to be a valuable third outfielder in mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Jimenez isn't expected to be on the White Sox Opening Day roster, but he has all the makings of another Juan Soto once he does get the call. Jimenez has hit well over .300 at every minor league stop and projects to provide 25-30 HR power from the get-go. He is all reward and no risk in the double digit rounds of fantasy drafts, particularly in leagues with deep benches.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Just as everyone gave up on the oft-injured Brantley, he returned from a significant ankle injury to bat .309/.364/.468 with 17 homers and 12 steals in 631 plate appearances. No qualified hitter made more contact (90.9%) than the 31-year-old outfielder, whose 9.5% strikeout rate finished second after Andrelton Simmons. His skill set is likely to get undervalued by drafters seeking flashier power or speed, and he could easily score 100+ runs in the Astros slot him atop their lineup. Health is the only concern.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Jimenez may not be Vlad Jr. but most other years, he would be the consensus top fantasy prospect. His game is in the mold of Manny Ramirez where he could be a mainstay in the middle of a lineup, hitting 30 homers with 100 RBIs and a .290 BA every year. That might not all come right away, but from the moment he is called up, you can expect a top 30 fantasy outfielder.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros