Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Tommy Pham (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 44
Best Rank# 12# 24
Worst Rank# 54# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 72
Best Rank# 43# 60
Worst Rank# 60# 73
   
Projections 
   
Runs10391
Home Runs2722
RBI7871
Stolen Bases717
Batting Average.270.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 34
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 28# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 47
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 36
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 82
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 81
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 72
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 77
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 36
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 54
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 34
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 33# 44
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 47# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 53
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 30# 62
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 32# 58
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 34
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 40
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 60
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 30
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 39
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 36
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544494
   
Runs102102
   
Hits144136
   
Singles9691
   
Doubles2618
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs2221
   
RBI7163
   
Stolen Bases615
   
Caught Stealing47
   
Walks6467
   
Strikeouts122140
   
Batting Average.265.275
   
On Base Pct.346.367
   
Slugging Pct.434.464
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.830
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats561508
   
Runs10391
   
Hits151138
   
Singles9690
   
Doubles2822
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI7871
   
Stolen Bases717
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks6769
   
Strikeouts126146
   
Batting Average.270.272
   
On Base Pct.347.359
   
Slugging Pct.467.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.820
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
News 
 George Springer (hamstring) may start a rehab stint this weekend.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with one RBI as the Rays lost to the Yankees on Wednesday by a 12-1 score.
John Aubin
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
Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 with a solo home run to power the Rays to a 6-5 win over the Angels on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Tommy Pham went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a walk in Friday’s 9-4 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 George Springer (back) is leading off and playing right field on Friday versus the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 24th
Tommy Pham went 3-for-5 on Wednesday as the Rays beat the A's by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
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
Despite playing 34 fewer games than Andrew Benintendi over the last two seasons, Pham has outplayed him from a fantasy perspective. Pham is being drafted four rounds later and is coming off one of the best second-halfs in the MLB
Bobby Sylvester - 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
After breaking out in 2017 with a .306 average, 23 HRs, and 25 SBs, Pham's numbers were down through nearly 100 games in 2018 before he was traded to Tampa, where he finished with a flurry. The end result was a perfectly respectable .275/102/21/63/15 roto line that was good enough to rank 16th among outfielders. Pham may strike out a bit too much to be a true .300 hitter, but he isn't a batting average liability, and there is no reason he can't again go 20-20 as long as the Rays continue to give him the green light on the base paths. He is a bit of an injury risk, but has shown he can make a big impact in 130-140 games.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Despite batting .248/.331/.399 with a .323 wOBA prior to the Cardinals trading him, Pham's .283 xBA and .364 xwOBA called for a rebound. He did just that and more, going .343/.448/.622 In 39 games with the Rays. Put it all together, and he was one of eight hitters to hit at least .275 with 20 homers and 15 steals. There's room for more across the board, as he recorded MLB's third-best hard-hit rate (48.5%) last season and poached 25 bags in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros