Who Should I Draft?

Jake Bauers or Franmil Reyes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Franmil Reyes
LF,RF - SD
Franmil Reyes
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
31 of 57 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 125# 129
Best Rank# 91# 70
Worst Rank# 181# 253
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 251# 235
Best Rank# 221# 204
Worst Rank# 370# 325
   
Projections 
   
Runs7159
Home Runs1722
RBI7163
Stolen Bases121
Batting Average.242.260
   
Misc 
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 118# 173
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 138# 172
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 135# 168
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 126# 198
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 173
   
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Beast Dome
# 95# 154
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 91# 102
   
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CBS Sports
# 109# 165
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 119
   
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The Athletic
# 181# 200
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 116# 130
   
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Razzball
# 98# 253
   
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The Athletic
# 97# 152
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 127
   
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The Athletic
# 133# 136
   
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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# 121# 134
   
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FantasyPros
# 122# 196
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 119# 158
   
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Razzball
# 100# 105
   
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FantasyPros
# 125# 135
   
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RotoBaller
# 132# 160
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 107# 123
   
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Freeze Stats
# 136# 139
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 129# 130
   
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SportsLine
# 114# 115
   
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# 141# 154
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 104# 156
   
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FanGraphs
# 124# 139
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 94# 86
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 104# 98
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 114# 77
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 116# 81
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 116# 110
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 113
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 130# 126
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 132# 130
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 140# 128
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 140# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 141# 134
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 141# 126
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 145# 122
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 146# 144
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 150# 87
   
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The Athletic
# 151# 102
   
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RotoBaller
# 156# 145
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 156# 139
   
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CBS Sports
# 157# 110
   
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FanGraphs
# 160# 138
   
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Razzball
# 160# 131
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 164# 96
   
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FanGraphs
# 165# 129
   
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BretskyBall
# 175# 132
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 117
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Franmil Reyes
LF,RF - SD
Franmil Reyes
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323261
   
Runs4836
   
Hits6573
   
Singles3048
   
Doubles229
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1116
   
RBI4831
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks5424
   
Strikeouts10480
   
Batting Average.201.280
   
On Base Pct.316.340
   
Slugging Pct.384.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.700.838
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Franmil Reyes
LF,RF - SD
Franmil Reyes
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats487412
   
Runs7159
   
Hits118107
   
Singles6966
   
Doubles3118
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1722
   
RBI7163
   
Stolen Bases121
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks6641
   
Strikeouts128124
   
Batting Average.242.260
   
On Base Pct.333.326
   
Slugging Pct.419.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.797
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Franmil Reyes
LF,RF - SD
Franmil Reyes
News 
 Cleveland Indians DH Jake Bauers went 1-for-5 with a double and a run in a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 23rd
Franmil Reyes went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI in an 8-0 win over Detroit on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 17th
Franmil Reyes came off the bench to hit a two-run homer in Tuesday's 12-7 loss to the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 16th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in an 11-1 win over the Reds on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jul 8th
Padres outfielder Franmil Reyes was in the original lineup posted for Tuesday night's matchup against the Marlins in Miami but has been replaced by Josh Naylor. No reason has yet been given for the change.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jul 16th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a 7-2 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 6th
Franmil Reyes went 2-for-3 with a walk in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 13th
 Jake Bauers went 2-for-2 on Sunday against the Orioles.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jul 1st
Franmil Reyes went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Friday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 6th
Notes 
 Although Bauers was awful last year with a .201 batting average, there is plenty of reason for optimism. Bauers should provide 15 to 20 homers with double-digit steals and a significantly better batting average in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 A Debbie Downer will point to Bauers' .201 batting average, but he also registered 11 homers, six steals, and a 13.9% walk rate in 388 plate appearances. He arrived strong with a .371 wOBA before the All-Star break, but his strikeouts then skyrocketed (30.5%). Cleveland acquired him to replace Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion as the everyday first baseman who will likely bat in a prime run-producing spot in a lineup featuring Jose Ramirez and (eventually) Francisco Lindor. Even if he doesn't possess a high average, Bauer makes a fine corner infielder or fourth/fifth outfielder because of his availability to contribute everywhere else.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros