Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Yasiel Puig (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 44
Best Rank# 12# 24
Worst Rank# 54# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 76
Best Rank# 43# 69
Worst Rank# 60# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs10374
Home Runs2727
RBI7882
Stolen Bases714
Batting Average.270.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 35
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 31# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 40
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 108
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 53
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 48
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 32
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 75
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 54
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 30# 45
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 32# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 59
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 31# 57
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 55
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 42
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 64
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 26
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 28# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 29
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 31
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 27
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 30
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 41
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 47# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 43
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 43
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544405
   
Runs10260
   
Hits144108
   
Singles9663
   
Doubles2621
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2223
   
RBI7163
   
Stolen Bases615
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks6436
   
Strikeouts12287
   
Batting Average.265.267
   
On Base Pct.346.327
   
Slugging Pct.434.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.820
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats561499
   
Runs10374
   
Hits151137
   
Singles9682
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI7882
   
Stolen Bases714
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks6751
   
Strikeouts126106
   
Batting Average.270.274
   
On Base Pct.347.341
   
Slugging Pct.467.495
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.836
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 with an RBI in a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 George Springer went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-7 with a walk across both games of a Saturday doubleheader against the Twins. Cleveland lost both games, 2-0 and 9-5.
Matthew Terelle
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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs, and a steal in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 3rd
 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
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 in a 9-6 loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
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
Puig was a steady-if-unspectacular performer over his last two seasons in Los Angeles, settling in as a player who could hit around .265 while approaching 30 HRs and 15 SBs. He'll get a nice ballpark upgrade in his new home of Cincinnati, Ohio, and there is some belief that he will also benefit from being away from the distractions of LA, but it is hard to justify drastically raising our expectations for Puig until we see some evidence of it on the field. Don't overrate him, but he's certainly worth considering at his current ADP of 91.3.
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
Puig's career has been a bit of a disappointment, but even so, his last two seasons have been excellent. In that time, he has 30 homers and 18 SB per 162 games. If he is able to stay healthy, we could be looking at a further breakout to 35 and 20 thanks to a major ballpark upgrade in Cincy this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Puig has become every drafter's friend since getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Although never matching the immediate high of his story-book debut, the outfielder has registered a .349 wOBA and 15 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Escaping the NL West juggernaut's jammed roster solidifies ample playing time, and he changes venues to one of baseball's best hitter's parks. Most projection systems forecast around 25-30 home runs with 12-16 steals while batting in the .270 vicinity. Those numbers would satisfy drafters who dip into the top 100 to snag an increasingly popular target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros