Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Joey Gallo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 58
Best Rank# 25# 30
Worst Rank# 116# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 99
Best Rank# 47# 88
Worst Rank# 74# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs7387
Home Runs3041
RBI8295
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.247.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDIL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 60# 91
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 66
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 68# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 107
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 76
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 51
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 28# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 49
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 60# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 59# 66
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 54# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 67
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 41# 53
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 130
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 63# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 63
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 46# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 51
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 56# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 44
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 57# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 38
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 55
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 65# 51
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 70# 58
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 67
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 77# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 85# 44
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 88# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 90# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 90# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 73
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 77
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 116# 56
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323500
   
Runs5182
   
Hits60103
   
Singles2538
   
Doubles1724
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1840
   
RBI5392
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks4674
   
Strikeouts94207
   
Batting Average.186.206
   
On Base Pct.291.312
   
Slugging Pct.406.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.697.810
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats453498
   
Runs7387
   
Hits112109
   
Singles5943
   
Doubles2223
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3041
   
RBI8295
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4876
   
Strikeouts122201
   
Batting Average.247.219
   
On Base Pct.319.322
   
Slugging Pct.493.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.845
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 Gary Sanchez was diagnosed with a groin strain Friday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Gary Sanchez (groin) is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
 Gary Sanchez (groin) will travel to New York for further testing after leaving Game 2 of Thursday's game against Detroit with left groin tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Joey Gallo (wrist) will likely require a stint on the injured list, and the Rangers are concerned that he may have a broken hamate bone.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a two-run double, two walks and two runs scored in a 5-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Joey Gallo (wrist) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 10-1.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 3rd
Joey Gallo exited Tuesday’s game with right wrist soreness. He will go undergo an MRI and is not expected to play Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
Notes 
 How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros