Who Should I Draft?

Garrett Hampson or Chris Taylor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Garrett Hampson
2B,SS - COL
Garrett Hampson
Chris Taylor
2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Chris Taylor
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 142# 163
Best Rank# 66# 97
Worst Rank# 253# 226
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 202# 211
Best Rank# 175# 165
Worst Rank# 288# 237
   
Projections 
   
Runs4769
Home Runs615
RBI3558
Stolen Bases1810
Batting Average.279.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 120# 129
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 108# 123
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 189
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 124
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 121# 180
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 162
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 124# 136
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 147# 162
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 98
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 95# 161
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 169# 195
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 152
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 120# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 135# 158
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 138# 140
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 121# 169
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 107# 226
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 122
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 138# 188
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 116# 137
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 83# 133
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 99
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 168# 201
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 86# 160
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 155# 182
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 97
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 99# 120
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 101# 120
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 134# 151
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 125# 178
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 66# 144
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 163
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 127# 120
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 136# 131
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 136# 134
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 142# 123
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 150# 139
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 155# 140
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 157# 140
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 161# 137
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 166# 123
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 170# 121
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 171# 147
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 171# 137
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 175# 137
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 178# 122
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 184# 123
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 187# 184
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 187# 154
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 194# 117
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 195# 140
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 199# 152
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 253# 130
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 97
   
  Garrett Hampson
2B,SS - COL
Garrett Hampson
Chris Taylor
2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Chris Taylor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats40536
   
Runs385
   
Hits11136
   
Singles776
   
Doubles335
   
Triples18
   
Home Runs017
   
RBI463
   
Stolen Bases29
   
Caught Stealing06
   
Walks755
   
Strikeouts12178
   
Batting Average.275.254
   
On Base Pct.396.331
   
Slugging Pct.400.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.775
   
  Garrett Hampson
2B,SS - COL
Garrett Hampson
Chris Taylor
2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Chris Taylor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats350473
   
Runs4769
   
Hits98122
   
Singles6973
   
Doubles1828
   
Triples56
   
Home Runs615
   
RBI3558
   
Stolen Bases1810
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks3347
   
Strikeouts69137
   
Batting Average.279.257
   
On Base Pct.340.324
   
Slugging Pct.408.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.749.758
   
  Garrett Hampson
2B,SS - COL
Garrett Hampson
Chris Taylor
2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Chris Taylor
News 
 Garrett Hampson went hitless in three at-bats on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 26th
Chris Taylor was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to a fractured left forearm.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 15th
 The Rockies have recalled Garrett Hampson from Triple-A on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
X-rays on Chris Taylor's wrist came back negative.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 15th
 The Rockies are demoting Garrett Hampson to Triple-A Albuqurque prior to Tuesday's game versus the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 14th
Chris Taylor went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss tot he Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 6th
 Garrett Hampson went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Rockies fell to the Giants 14-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 8th
Chris Taylor went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Dodgers fell to the Rockies 13-9 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 29th
 Garrett Hampson entered Thursday's win over the Brewers as a defensive replacement.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 2nd
Chris Taylor delivered a pinch-hit three-run homer in Sunday's win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
Notes 
 Entrenched in a heated battle for Colorado's second-base gig, Hampson has teased immense fantasy upside with three homers and five steals in his first 13 spring games. The career .315/.389/.457 minor league hitter has swiped 125 bases in three professional seasons, so he could be a major difference-maker if given the opportunity to start regularly while calling Coors Field home. Drafters still must be careful, as Ryan McMahon and Pat Valakia are also making compelling cases for playing time this spring. Hampson, however, would help fantasy investors the most, and thus warrants a late-round gamble.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The Dodgers will oddly relegate Taylor to a super-utility role after recording 7.9 fWAR over the last two years combined. Although he didn't fully repeat a breakout 2017, he was still a productive starter (113 wRC+, 3.1 WAR) in 2018. He's versatile enough to still play more often than not, and an injury (or poor performance from Enrique Hernandez as the full-time second baseman) could propel him right back into an everyday role. He's droppable in shallow mixed leagues with three starting outfielders and no corner/middle infielders, but everyone else should stand pat.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 The Rockies' likely starter at second base on Opening Day, Hampson has managed at least 35 SBs with a .300 batting average in each of his three minor league seasons to date. He likely won't be good for more than around 10 HRs over a full season, but that hardly matters if he is piling up hits and stolen bases while playing half his games in Coors Field. He's a very enticing sleeper, especially in roto/categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
With the way the Dodgers' team is constructed, it is tough to tell whether Taylor will see another 500 at-bats this year, but if he does, we are probably looking at 20 homers and double-digit steals to go with a decent batting average and plenty of runs.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 The signing of Daniel Murphy should cause Hampson's ECR to drop another 50 spots, as that transaction shifts Ryan McMahon over to second base. Hampson could force the Rockies hands with a strong Spring, but more than likely, he won't get the call until someone hits the DL. At that point, McMahon could slide over to first, third or the outfield. If it is Story that goes down, Hampson would fill the gap. He could eventually be a better version of D.J. LeMahieu offensively, posting a batting average near .300 with more power and speed. Right away, he will merely hold his own in the batting average department while contributing nearly 30 steals per 162 games.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros