Who Should I Draft?

Ender Inciarte or Mallex Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 83# 85
Best Rank# 58# 58
Worst Rank# 160# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 111
Best Rank# 129# 103
Worst Rank# 155# 159
   
Projections 
   
Runs8072
Home Runs105
RBI5844
Stolen Bases2338
Batting Average.281.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 86# 90
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 119
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 112
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 74# 77
   
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# 63# 112
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 92# 117
   
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RotoChamp
# 75# 135
   
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# 58# 109
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 80# 85
   
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The Athletic
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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Athlon Sports
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RotoBaller
# 72# 85
   
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FanGraphs
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Razzball
# 76# 78
   
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FantasyPros
# 94# 95
   
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FantasyPros
# 75# 122
   
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Freeze Stats
# 70# 82
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 85# 88
   
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# 80# 83
   
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FanGraphs
# 69# 82
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 70# 69
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 68
   
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Fantrax
# 75# 74
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 75# 68
   
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# 80# 76
   
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RotoBaller
# 86# 85
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 86# 69
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 86# 85
   
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RotoBaller
# 89# 60
   
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FanGraphs
# 90# 86
   
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# 91# 85
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 92# 69
   
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Pitcher List
# 93# 71
   
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FantasyPros
# 94# 88
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 75
   
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The Athletic
# 95# 58
   
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Razzball
# 95# 69
   
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Fake Teams
# 98# 84
   
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# 99# 74
   
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
# 112# 101
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 113# 106
   
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Fake Teams
# 148# 105
   
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The Athletic
# 160# 124
   
  Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597480
   
Runs8365
   
Hits158142
   
Singles115103
   
Doubles2727
   
Triples610
   
Home Runs102
   
RBI6140
   
Stolen Bases2840
   
Caught Stealing1412
   
Walks4947
   
Strikeouts8698
   
Batting Average.265.296
   
On Base Pct.325.367
   
Slugging Pct.380.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.705.773
   
  Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats586524
   
Runs8072
   
Hits165142
   
Singles123106
   
Doubles2725
   
Triples58
   
Home Runs105
   
RBI5844
   
Stolen Bases2338
   
Caught Stealing1013
   
Walks4649
   
Strikeouts84114
   
Batting Average.281.271
   
On Base Pct.333.333
   
Slugging Pct.395.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.710
   
  Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
News 
 Ender Inciarte exited Tuesday night's game with lower back tightness.
Andrew Seifter
Tue, May 14th
Mallex Smith went 3-for-3 with two walks, two singles, a double, one RBI, one steal, and four runs scored on Friday against Baltimore.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 0-for-3 in the team's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, dropping his batting average to .216.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 11th
Mallex Smith went 2-for-5 with a single, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against the A's.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 17th
 Ender Inciarte was removed from Monday's game against the Padres with right hamstring tightness.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 29th
Mallex Smith went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored against Oakland on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Apr 28th
Mallex Smith went 2-for-4 with two singles, one walk, and two runs scored on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 24th
Mallex Smith went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, three RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Astros.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 Inciarte is not the kind of player that fantasy managers drool over, but he is a strong bet to steal 20 bases and hit 10 home runs while batting close to .300. If he does that again, he'll be well worth starting in standard 12-team mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Smith had a very impressive first full season in the Big Leagues, nabbing 40 stolen bases while hitting .296. He may not be able to quite duplicate that batting average again, but he won't kill you there and another 40 steals seems very possible.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Inciarte had a weird season. After stealing 13 bases through April, his final tally (28) felt like a letdown despite representing a career high. He also batted .265 after weaving averages of .303, .291, and .304 in the previous three seasons. Although little changed in his batted-ball profile, the Statcast data suggests more good fortune before than misfortune in 2018. Yet he's a career .289 hitter who consistently puts the ball in play, and there's a chance he leads off a Braves lineup boasting Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman, and Josh Donaldson. If landing and maintaining that slot, he's an immense bargain who can score 100 runs with 10 homers and 25-30 steals. Simply repeating last year's stats-with a couple of steals traded for a few average points-would make Inciarte a worthwhile depth piece at his early going rates.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
One of last year's best sources of cheap speed, Smith stole the third-most bases (40) besides Whit Merrifield and Trea Turner. Among the 11 players with at least 30 steals, he was one of four (Merrifield, Mookie Betts, and Lorenzo Cain) to bat above .300 (.296). As a two-category contributor, he needs that average to stick, but a .249 xBA and Steamer's .263 projection aren't so optimistic. Yet the speed is legitimate, and the Mariners could slot him into the leadoff role. He could be a more competent Billy Hamilton.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros