Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Michael Conforto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 57
Best Rank# 25# 31
Worst Rank# 116# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 106
Best Rank# 47# 76
Worst Rank# 74# 123
   
Projections 
   
Runs7382
Home Runs3029
RBI8288
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.247.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 72
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 79
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 57
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 46# 82
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 75
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 28# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 60
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 65
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 32# 65
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 56# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 59# 74
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 54# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 85
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 60
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 56# 67
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 63# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 56# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 45
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 57# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 41
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 60# 58
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 60# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 59
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 62
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 65# 45
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 68# 47
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 70# 65
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 54
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 77# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 85# 75
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 88# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 84
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 90# 75
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 48
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 116# 58
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323543
   
Runs5178
   
Hits60132
   
Singles2578
   
Doubles1725
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1828
   
RBI5382
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks4684
   
Strikeouts94159
   
Batting Average.186.243
   
On Base Pct.291.350
   
Slugging Pct.406.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.697.797
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats453533
   
Runs7382
   
Hits112135
   
Singles5977
   
Doubles2227
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3029
   
RBI8288
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4877
   
Strikeouts122151
   
Batting Average.247.253
   
On Base Pct.319.348
   
Slugging Pct.493.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.825
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and also doubled as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 12-1 score on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored on Saturday in the win against the White Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game is currently suspended at 4-4 in the ninth inning and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Yankees beat the Mets 12-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Indians in 10 innings by a 7-6 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Giants. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 Gary Sanchez admitted that he was dealing with some pain in his elbow after being hit by Lourdes Gurriel's bat in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays but still expects to play Wednesday, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
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
We've seen enough of Conforto by now to know that the hype was overblown. Sure, he has had some extremely promising stretches, but over a full year of health in 2018, he wasn't as good as Randal Grichuk who is going over 100 picks later because of the difference in name value.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
With 55 home runs over the last two seasons and now entering his age-26 season, Conforto has the makings of a consistent 30-HR guy, but he is unlikely to hit much higher than .250 and doesn't provide many stolen bases. Those limitations cap his upside, at least until he's able to make more consistent contact.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Although he returned sooner than expected from shoulder surgery, perhaps Conforto needed more recovery time. He entered the All-Star break batting .216 with a .366 slugging percentage. On the strength of nine September homers, he closed the second half by hitting .273 with a .539 slugging clip. He proved capable of handling fellow lefties (.345 wOBA) and finished a seemingly lost year with 28 long balls. Now healthy and ready for Opening Day, Conforto is a strong bet for 30 homers with a higher batting average if he regains past hard-hit standards prior to injuring his shoulder. This could be the last chance to snag him at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros