Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Robinson Cano (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 70
Best Rank# 32# 41
Worst Rank# 99# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 104
Best Rank# 51# 88
Worst Rank# 68# 130
   
Projections 
   
Runs7274
Home Runs2521
RBI8482
Stolen Bases91
Batting Average.269.283
   
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The Athletic
# 32# 55
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 71
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 75
   
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# 62# 76
   
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Going For 2
# 66# 75
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 33# 69
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 103
   
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USA Today
# 43# 71
   
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Razzball
# 70# 76
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 67# 74
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 68
   
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The Athletic
# 42# 72
   
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Beast Dome
# 36# 70
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 86
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 50# 82
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 66
   
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FantasyPros
# 52# 71
   
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Razzball
# 82# 106
   
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BretskyBall
# 62# 68
   
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The Athletic
# 49# 58
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 75
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 81
   
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Fake Teams
# 49# 74
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 49# 78
   
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# 48# 69
   
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RotoBaller
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# 48# 79
   
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# 60# 85
   
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
# 63# 76
   
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RotoBaller
# 42# 74
   
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FantasyPros
# 58# 63
   
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Razzball
# 66# 90
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 69
   
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SportsLine
# 51# 68
   
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# 47# 73
   
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Fake Teams
# 43# 58
   
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FanGraphs
# 57# 66
   
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Pitcher List
# 73# 74
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 73
   
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Brewer Rat
# 42# 41
   
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FantasyPros
# 58# 49
   
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Freeze Stats
# 60# 50
   
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The Athletic
# 61# 55
   
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RotoChamp
# 70# 60
   
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FanGraphs
# 77# 63
   
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Sporfolio
# 79# 48
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 77
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431310
   
Runs5444
   
Hits11794
   
Singles7662
   
Doubles1622
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2410
   
RBI7750
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks4232
   
Strikeouts12247
   
Batting Average.272.303
   
On Base Pct.340.374
   
Slugging Pct.480.471
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.845
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528538
   
Runs7274
   
Hits142152
   
Singles9099
   
Doubles2430
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2521
   
RBI8482
   
Stolen Bases91
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks5248
   
Strikeouts13680
   
Batting Average.269.283
   
On Base Pct.334.341
   
Slugging Pct.467.459
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.801
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over Houston.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
Mets second baseman Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Astros.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
Cano (quadriceps) was activated off the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He is playing second base and batting fifth.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
 Gleyber Torres was 1-for-3 with a walk and hit a grand slam on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 12-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Cano (quadriceps) will sit for the third straight game Saturday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
 Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate but walked three times and scored three runs as the Yankees beat the White Sox by a 10-3 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
Robinson Cano (quad) is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 7th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in an 8-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Updating a previous item, Robinson Cano was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Giants with quad tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
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
Cano isn't nearly the player he once was, but he's proven over the last several seasons that he is still fully capable of hitting 20-25 HRs with a batting average north of .280. He is 36 years old and coming off of a PED suspension, so the risk for a collapse exists, but it's worth noting that he was actually better following the suspension last season. The move from Seattle to the Mets should be fairly neutral in terms of both ballpark and lineup.
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
Cano may be old, but he has not shown any signs of slowing down. In last year's shortened season, his production was still exceptional with a 20 HR, 100 RBI, .303 BA pace. Not only that, but he may be the game's most durable player so don't hesitate to add him prior to his ADP just to make sure no one beats you to the punch.
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
Cano still has plenty left in the reserve. In a season sliced in half because of an 80-game PED suspension, the veteran second baseman batted .303/.374/.471 with 10 homers. While the elite power has dissipated, with 2016's 39 homers now looking like a clear outlier among recent returns, he has settled into a stable source of 20 long balls with a high average. Having earned his highest hard-hit rate and exit velocity over the last four seasons, Cano corralled the sixth-highest xBA (.305) of all MLB hitters with 250 plate appearances. He's a steady contributor going at a bargain because of old age.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros