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
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 42
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 Alert--
   
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
DailyOverlay
# 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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 47
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 44
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 31# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 34
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 40
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 60
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 31# 30
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 31
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 38
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 34
   
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 went 3-for-5 with three homers and four RBI in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Tommy Pham went 5-for-6 with a two-run double, a stolen base and three runs scored to lead the Rays to an 8-7 victory over the Dodgers in extra innings on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 George Springer went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Angels by an 11-4 score on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run while also driving in a run on Wednesday as the Rays lost to the Rangers by a 10-9 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Tommy Pham left Thursday's game with right forearm tightness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
 George Springer went 2-for-2 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Tommy Pham went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win against Baltimore.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 3rd
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