Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Mitch Haniger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 51
Best Rank# 38# 32
Worst Rank# 84# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 61
Best Rank# 60# 51
Worst Rank# 93# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs8772
Home Runs2525
RBI8584
Stolen Bases79
Batting Average.273.269
   
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Injury AlertIL10DTD
   
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# 63# 70
   
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# 50# 62
   
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# 62# 66
   
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# 49# 54
   
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# 64# 70
   
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# 64# 70
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 53
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 39# 61
   
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats596431
   
Runs9054
   
Hits170117
   
Singles10276
   
Doubles3816
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2624
   
RBI9377
   
Stolen Bases86
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7042
   
Strikeouts148122
   
Batting Average.285.272
   
On Base Pct.366.340
   
Slugging Pct.493.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.820
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats567528
   
Runs8772
   
Hits155142
   
Singles9390
   
Doubles3424
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2525
   
RBI8584
   
Stolen Bases79
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks6252
   
Strikeouts140136
   
Batting Average.273.269
   
On Base Pct.344.334
   
Slugging Pct.475.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.819.802
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Mitch Haniger (back) has still not been officially ruled out for the season, but his back hasn't shown any tangible improvement and he's likely to sit out the team's remaining games."He still has a few issues going on," manager Scott Servais said. "Obviously we're at the point in the season where it doesn't look great for him getting back on the field. I don't rule out anything, but it would be very difficult."
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
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
 Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Mitch Haniger (groin) is dealing with some lower-back tightness and is day-to-day amid his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 17th
Notes 
 Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
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
 Although Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
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