Who Should I Draft?

Ian Desmond or Jurickson Profar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian Desmond
1B,LF - COL
Ian Desmond
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 93# 95
Best Rank# 77# 61
Worst Rank# 162# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 147# 140
Best Rank# 137# 112
Worst Rank# 165# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs7079
Home Runs1817
RBI7068
Stolen Bases179
Batting Average.258.257
   
Misc 
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 110
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 84# 109
   
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DailyOverlay
# 89# 170
   
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RotoChamp
# 89# 140
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 112# 157
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 79# 106
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 139# 145
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 133
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 77# 129
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 86# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 99# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 93# 138
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 92# 103
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 99
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 83# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 90# 107
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 78# 84
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 91# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 96# 101
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 92# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 92# 132
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 93# 101
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 106
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 80# 83
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 123# 134
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 100# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 107
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 94# 101
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 109# 113
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 82# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 76
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 91# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 92# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 74
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 94# 92
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 94# 92
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 95# 71
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 96# 88
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 98# 96
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 100# 93
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 101# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 102# 88
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 103# 93
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 103# 98
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 104# 85
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 109# 107
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 109# 102
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 119# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 124# 81
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 125# 111
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 126# 116
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 130# 83
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 130# 120
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 140# 112
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 152# 112
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 152# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 162# 145
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 61
   
  Ian Desmond
1B,LF - COL
Ian Desmond
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats555524
   
Runs8282
   
Hits131133
   
Singles8072
   
Doubles2135
   
Triples86
   
Home Runs2220
   
RBI8877
   
Stolen Bases2010
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks5354
   
Strikeouts14688
   
Batting Average.236.254
   
On Base Pct.307.335
   
Slugging Pct.422.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.729.793
   
  Ian Desmond
1B,LF - COL
Ian Desmond
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats492536
   
Runs7079
   
Hits127138
   
Singles8486
   
Doubles2132
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs1817
   
RBI7068
   
Stolen Bases179
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4254
   
Strikeouts12690
   
Batting Average.258.257
   
On Base Pct.316.325
   
Slugging Pct.431.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.747.752
   
  Ian Desmond
1B,LF - COL
Ian Desmond
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
News 
 Ian Desmond hit a solo homer in the Rockies' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday’s 10-2 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 9-4 loss to the Pirates on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 Ian Desmond went 0-for-2 with one run and two walks in Wednesday's win against the Diamondbacks.
Mike Falconieri
Fri, Aug 16th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two walks in Thursday's 10-6 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
 Ian Desmond went 0-for-4 with an RBI as the Rockies fell to the Padres 7-1 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 10th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
 Ian Desmond went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in the Rockies' 11-1 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 24th
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 8-2 win over the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Desmond has now gone 20/20 in five of his last six healthy seasons. His .236 batting average isn't what you'd hope for, but keep in mind that he batted .285 and .274 the previous two seasons so he should jump back in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Profar finally got a full chance last year for Texas and posted 20 homers and 10 stolen bases. He takes a hit in projections moving from Texas to Oakland's ballpark, but keep in mind that he just turned 26 years old and very likely hasn't hit his prime yet.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Desmond went 20-20 in 2018 for the fifth time in seven seasons, but those numbers were accompanied by an ugly .236 batting average. The batting average should improve a bit as last year's career-low .279 BABIP normalizes, but Desmond is unlikely to again reach 20 home runs if he continues to hit the ball on the ground 62 percent of the time, like he has since he got to Colorado in 2017. There is also some risk Desmond runs less in his age-33 season, but it's reasonable to hope he provides 15 HRs, 20 SBs, and a .265 average.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Profar finally delivered on some of his long-forgotten prospect hype in 2018, putting up 20 homers and 10 steals with decent run production numbers. It remains to be seen if he can maintain or improve on those numbers, but he's another reasonable bench stash considering his prospect pedigree and the fact he'll have position eligibility all over the diamond.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 No player has a greater gap in actual and fantasy value than Desmond. He went 20/20 for the fifth time in his career, joining just 10 players to hit both benchmarks. He was also the worst position player in baseball, recording -0.7 fWAR with a .315 wOBA and mediocre defense at first base. He couldn't even cash in at Coors Field, where he hit a robust .239/.319/.404. The Rockies should bench him, but they probably won't admit to a sunk cost. Instead, they plan on starting him at center field, which means drafters can at least count on homers and steals (and multi-position eligibility) while hoping the Colorado altitude augments his batting average. It's nevertheless impossible to get too excited about a mediocre performer who notched an MLB-high 62.0% ground-ball rate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
It took a bit longer than expected, but Profar finally emerged as a strong major leaguer by batting .254/.335/.458 with 20 homers and 10 steals. The Rangers oddly moved him to the A's, a move that presents a major ballpark downgrade after he slugged .511 in Arlington. Aside from a possible average uptick, the skills don't portend another leap forward. Perhaps the biggest incentive to drafting Profar is gleaning eligibility at first base, third, shortstop, and even second (10 games) in some leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros