Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Joey Gallo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 58
Best Rank# 32# 30
Worst Rank# 99# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 99
Best Rank# 51# 88
Worst Rank# 68# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs7287
Home Runs2541
RBI8495
Stolen Bases95
Batting Average.269.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDIL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 91
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 55
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 33# 79
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 43# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 107
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 56
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 42# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 76
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 41
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 50# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 41# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 73
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 67
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 67
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 46# 53
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 77
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 130
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 43# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 42
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 51# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 38
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 51
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 61# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 38
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 66# 43
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 66# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 66
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 73# 55
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 73# 43
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 77# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 49
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 60
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431500
   
Runs5482
   
Hits117103
   
Singles7638
   
Doubles1624
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2440
   
RBI7792
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4274
   
Strikeouts122207
   
Batting Average.272.206
   
On Base Pct.340.312
   
Slugging Pct.480.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.810
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528498
   
Runs7287
   
Hits142109
   
Singles9043
   
Doubles2423
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2541
   
RBI8495
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5276
   
Strikeouts136201
   
Batting Average.269.219
   
On Base Pct.334.322
   
Slugging Pct.467.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.845
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
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
Joey Gallo (wrist) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Joey Gallo (wrist) is unlikely to play in the Rangers' upcoming weekend series against the A's, and may not ultimately return this season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 17th
Joey Gallo (wrist) will likely require a stint on the injured list, and the Rangers are concerned that he may have a broken hamate bone.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
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
Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
Andrew Seifter - 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
You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros