Who Should I Draft?

Eric Hosmer or Carlos Santana (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 88# 99
Best Rank# 53# 60
Worst Rank# 139# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 167# 178
Best Rank# 135# 136
Worst Rank# 177# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs8083
Home Runs2124
RBI8086
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.272.249
   
Misc 
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 98
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 101
   
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# 53# 60
   
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# 91# 96
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 120
   
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USA Today
# 90# 98
   
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# 76# 110
   
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Razzball
# 83# 160
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 99# 102
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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Beast Dome
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 131# 89
   
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The Athletic
# 135# 101
   
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# 139# 117
   
  Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats613560
   
Runs7282
   
Hits155128
   
Singles10474
   
Doubles3128
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1824
   
RBI6986
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks62110
   
Strikeouts14293
   
Batting Average.253.229
   
On Base Pct.322.352
   
Slugging Pct.398.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.720.766
   
  Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588536
   
Runs8083
   
Hits160133
   
Singles10777
   
Doubles2929
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI8086
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6294
   
Strikeouts12490
   
Batting Average.272.249
   
On Base Pct.341.361
   
Slugging Pct.436.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.777.810
   
  Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
News 
 Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Thursday versus the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 20th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 Eric Hosmer went 0-for-4 with an RBI in the Padres' loss to the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Padres' 14-7 loss to the D'Backs on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
 Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with a single in Friday's loss tot he Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 24th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 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
Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
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