Who Should I Draft?

Ian Desmond or Jurickson Profar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Ian Desmond
1B,LF - COL
Ian Desmond
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 94# 93
Best Rank# 61# 77
Worst Rank# 170# 162
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 147
Best Rank# 112# 137
Worst Rank# 148# 165
   
Projections 
   
Runs7970
Home Runs1718
RBI6870
Stolen Bases917
Batting Average.257.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 83# 130
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 92
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 93# 103
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 93# 100
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 71# 95
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 90
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 111# 152
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 88# 91
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 85# 104
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 112# 152
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 61
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 86# 92
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 120# 130
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 94
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 98# 103
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 145# 162
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 96# 98
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 116# 126
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 107# 109
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 88# 102
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 96# 119
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 88# 96
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 96# 98
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 81# 124
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 112# 140
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 92# 94
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 70# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 102# 109
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 129# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 84# 78
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 110# 79
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 106# 79
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 83# 80
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 110# 83
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 109# 84
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 110# 86
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 140# 89
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 170# 89
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 107# 90
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 133# 91
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 100# 91
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 94# 92
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 132# 92
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 103# 92
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 138# 93
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 93
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 101# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 96
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 102# 97
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 100# 99
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 104# 100
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 157# 112
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 134# 123
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 145# 139
   
  Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Ian Desmond
1B,LF - COL
Ian Desmond
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats524555
   
Runs8282
   
Hits133131
   
Singles7280
   
Doubles3521
   
Triples68
   
Home Runs2022
   
RBI7788
   
Stolen Bases1020
   
Caught Stealing06
   
Walks5453
   
Strikeouts88146
   
Batting Average.254.236
   
On Base Pct.335.307
   
Slugging Pct.458.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.729
   
  Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Ian Desmond
1B,LF - COL
Ian Desmond
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536492
   
Runs7970
   
Hits138127
   
Singles8684
   
Doubles3221
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs1718
   
RBI6870
   
Stolen Bases917
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks5442
   
Strikeouts90126
   
Batting Average.257.258
   
On Base Pct.325.316
   
Slugging Pct.427.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.747
   
  Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Ian Desmond
1B,LF - COL
Ian Desmond
News 
 Jurickson Profar went 1-for-2 with two walks, one homer, one RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
Ian Desmond went 4-for-4 with four singles, an RBI, and a run scored on Saturday as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a walk, single, double, and one run scored on Friday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored in the Rockies' 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
 Jurickson Profar went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a homer, five RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Monday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a homer, four RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies fell to the Padres 16-12 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Jurickson Profar went 1-for-1 with a home run and a walk on Tuesday against the Indians.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 22nd
Ian Desmond went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored as the Rockies beat the Cubs 10-3 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Notes 
 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 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 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
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
 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
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