Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Lorenzo Cain (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 39
Best Rank# 12# 27
Worst Rank# 54# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 63
Best Rank# 43# 49
Worst Rank# 60# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs10388
Home Runs2713
RBI7854
Stolen Bases724
Batting Average.270.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 39
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 28# 50
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 31# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 35
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 74
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 44
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 51
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 50
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 64
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 47# 71
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 37
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 30# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 32# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 43
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 31# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 46
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 52
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 29
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 30
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 36
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 34
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544539
   
Runs10290
   
Hits144166
   
Singles96129
   
Doubles2625
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2210
   
RBI7138
   
Stolen Bases630
   
Caught Stealing47
   
Walks6471
   
Strikeouts12294
   
Batting Average.265.308
   
On Base Pct.346.395
   
Slugging Pct.434.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.813
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats561552
   
Runs10388
   
Hits151162
   
Singles96119
   
Doubles2827
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2713
   
RBI7854
   
Stolen Bases724
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks6761
   
Strikeouts12699
   
Batting Average.270.293
   
On Base Pct.347.363
   
Slugging Pct.467.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.785
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
News 
 George Springer went 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 8-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
Lorenzo Cain (ankle) says he is planning to play in Tuesday's National League Wild Card game versus the Nats.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
 George Springer went 3-for-5 with three homers and four RBI in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Lorenzo Cain suffered a sprained ankle in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 29th
 George Springer went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 28th
 George Springer 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 George Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
Notes 
 Springer is one of a handful of stars who started off their season with a rough patch. He started to turn in around in the second half before his injury, but only enough to get his final line to 22 homers and a .265 batting average. If he can stay healthy, Springer might lead the AL in runs scored along with plenty of homers and RBIs, but the speed has essentially disappeared
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
 After nearly going 40-40 in the minor leagues in 2013, Springer seemed like he could be a fantasy monster, but he simply hasn't been the same player at the Major League level. He's certainly been no slouch, scoring over 100 runs in three straight seasons while also averaging 28 home runs over that stretch, but he hasn't swiped even double digit bases since 2015 and is a career .265 hitter. He should continue to rack up the counting stats as long as he's hitting atop the Astros' productive lineup, and isn't an awful pick in the fifth or sixth round of fantasy drafts, but his once sky-high fantasy upside nows seems like a thing of the past.
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
 It was a rough year for Springer Dingers, as the Astros outfielder deposited just 22 homers with a pedestrian .265/.346/.434 slash line. Thumb and quad injuries sapped his power late in the season and limited him to 140 games for the second straight year, and yet he managed over 100 runs for the third consecutive campaign. Caught stealing 21 times in 41 times, he's no longer a steals asset. He's looking more like a floor compiler who could underwhelm without a return to roughly 30 dingers.
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