Who Should I Draft?

Eugenio Suarez or Lorenzo Cain (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 37
Best Rank# 25# 27
Worst Rank# 65# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 63
Best Rank# 52# 49
Worst Rank# 57# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs8388
Home Runs3013
RBI9554
Stolen Bases424
Batting Average.268.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 48# 56
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 36# 50
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 28# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 56
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 28# 44
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 56# 74
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 42# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 51
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 29# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 50
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 32# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 64
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 35# 39
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 54# 71
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 37
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 35# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 35# 37
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 42# 43
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 30# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 45
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 25# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 34
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 35# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 40
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 36
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 53# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 64# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 65# 30
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527539
   
Runs7990
   
Hits149166
   
Singles91129
   
Doubles2225
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3410
   
RBI10438
   
Stolen Bases130
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks6471
   
Strikeouts14294
   
Batting Average.283.308
   
On Base Pct.366.395
   
Slugging Pct.526.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.813
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats547552
   
Runs8388
   
Hits146162
   
Singles89119
   
Doubles2627
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3013
   
RBI9554
   
Stolen Bases424
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks6661
   
Strikeouts14399
   
Batting Average.268.293
   
On Base Pct.347.363
   
Slugging Pct.488.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.785
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
News 
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in the Brewers' 4-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is starting at third base and batting third for Friday's matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in the Brewers' 11-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
 Eugenio Suarez left Wednesday's game versus the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch on the hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Brewers' 6-4 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 25th
Notes 
 In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Cain didn't experience the power growth that many were expecting when he moved from Kansas City to Milwaukee, and his fantasy value was somewhat lessened by an absurdly low RBI count (38). But he did hit north of .300 for the fourth time in five seasons and collected a career-high 30 stolen bases. It's probably time to accept that he is not going to be a 20 HR guy, but he doesn't need to be one to be a top-50 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. And he could be even better than that if everything clicks and he goes .300-15-30 with over 100 runs scored.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Cain joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players to hit .300 with 10 homers and 30 steals last season. He set career highs in walk and hard-hit rates atop Milwaukee's lineup, leading to 90 runs scores in 141 games. Yet a troubling injury past and ageism is keeping the veteran outfielder outside the top-five rounds. Having hit at least .300 with 10 homers and 25 steals in three of the last four seasons, he's a relatively safe bargain to target for a speed foundation.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros