Who Should I Draft?

Eric Hosmer or Jurickson Profar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 88# 95
Best Rank# 53# 61
Worst Rank# 139# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 167# 140
Best Rank# 135# 112
Worst Rank# 177# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs8079
Home Runs2117
RBI8068
Stolen Bases69
Batting Average.272.257
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 110
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 53# 109
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 91# 170
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 90# 93
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 76# 140
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 79# 157
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 94# 106
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 105# 145
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 95# 112
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 133
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 60# 129
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 80# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 89# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 79# 138
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 96# 120
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 95# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 99
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 89# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 85# 107
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 55# 145
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 94# 132
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 74# 116
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 89# 101
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 106
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 77# 107
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 87# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 100# 134
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 86# 88
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 89# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 86# 107
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 89# 96
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 81# 101
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 104# 111
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 108# 112
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 92
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 79# 102
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 83# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 81
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 74
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 92# 83
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 92# 88
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 96# 94
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 96# 93
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 99# 76
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 100# 92
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 110# 81
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 112# 100
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 112# 96
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 113# 88
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 115# 70
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 116# 85
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 117# 113
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 119# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 119# 84
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 131# 111
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 135# 83
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 139# 101
   
  Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats613524
   
Runs7282
   
Hits155133
   
Singles10472
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs1820
   
RBI6977
   
Stolen Bases710
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks6254
   
Strikeouts14288
   
Batting Average.253.254
   
On Base Pct.322.335
   
Slugging Pct.398.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.720.793
   
  Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588536
   
Runs8079
   
Hits160138
   
Singles10786
   
Doubles2932
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2117
   
RBI8068
   
Stolen Bases69
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6254
   
Strikeouts12490
   
Batting Average.272.257
   
On Base Pct.341.325
   
Slugging Pct.436.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.777.752
   
  Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
News 
 Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Thursday versus the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 20th
Jurickson Profar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday’s 10-2 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two walks in Thursday's 10-6 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
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
Profar finally got a full chance last year for Texas and posted 20 homers and 10 stolen bases. He takes a hit in projections moving from Texas to Oakland's ballpark, but keep in mind that he just turned 26 years old and very likely hasn't hit his prime yet.
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
Profar finally delivered on some of his long-forgotten prospect hype in 2018, putting up 20 homers and 10 steals with decent run production numbers. It remains to be seen if he can maintain or improve on those numbers, but he's another reasonable bench stash considering his prospect pedigree and the fact he'll have position eligibility all over the diamond.
Andrew Seifter - 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
It took a bit longer than expected, but Profar finally emerged as a strong major leaguer by batting .254/.335/.458 with 20 homers and 10 steals. The Rangers oddly moved him to the A's, a move that presents a major ballpark downgrade after he slugged .511 in Arlington. Aside from a possible average uptick, the skills don't portend another leap forward. Perhaps the biggest incentive to drafting Profar is gleaning eligibility at first base, third, shortstop, and even second (10 games) in some leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros