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
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 37
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
Going For 2
# 28# 50
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 33# 39
   
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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 36
   
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 
 The Houston Astros have activated George Springer from the 10-Day IL. Springer has been out with a hamstring injury he suffered making a diving catch on May 24th.
John Pritchard
Tue, Jun 25th
Lorenzo Cain shifted to the cleanup spot in the order for Saturday's game, and received a day off on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
 George Springer (hamstring) may start a rehab stint this weekend.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
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
 The Astros paled George Springer (hamstring) on the 10-day IL prior to Saturday's game versus Boston.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 25th
Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 George Springer, who left Friday's game against the Red Sox with a hamstring injury, is likely heading to the injured list according to A.J. Hinch.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 24th
Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 George Springer was removed from Friday's game against the Red Sox with an injury after making a sliding attempt to catch a fly ball.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 24th
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
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