Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Gary Sanchez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 54
Best Rank# 32# 25
Worst Rank# 99# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 51
Best Rank# 51# 47
Worst Rank# 68# 74
   
Projections 
   
Runs7273
Home Runs2530
RBI8482
Stolen Bases92
Batting Average.269.247
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDDTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 60
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 51
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 116
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 66# 70
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 33# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 54
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 80
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 54
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 42# 65
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 85
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 50# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 91
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 41# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 63
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 91
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 76
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 77# 88
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 63
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 90
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 89
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 56
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 66# 77
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 54
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 51# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 57
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 90
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 57
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 43# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 29
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 35
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 46# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 53
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 52
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 61# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 73# 63
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 73# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 25
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 54
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431323
   
Runs5451
   
Hits11760
   
Singles7625
   
Doubles1617
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2418
   
RBI7753
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks4246
   
Strikeouts12294
   
Batting Average.272.186
   
On Base Pct.340.291
   
Slugging Pct.480.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.697
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528453
   
Runs7273
   
Hits142112
   
Singles9059
   
Doubles2422
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2530
   
RBI8482
   
Stolen Bases92
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks5248
   
Strikeouts136122
   
Batting Average.269.247
   
On Base Pct.334.319
   
Slugging Pct.467.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.812
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
News 
 Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Gary Sanchez (groin) has progressed to running on a treadmill, though his timetable remains uncertain, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
 An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Gary Sanchez was diagnosed with a groin strain Friday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Gary Sanchez (groin) is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Gary Sanchez (groin) will travel to New York for further testing after leaving Game 2 of Thursday's game against Detroit with left groin tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 17th
Gary Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a two-run double, two walks and two runs scored in a 5-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Notes 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros