Who Should I Draft?

Jake Bauers or Gregory Polanco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Gregory Polanco
RF - PIT
Gregory Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 125# 131
Best Rank# 91# 71
Worst Rank# 181# 195
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 251# 231
Best Rank# 221# 220
Worst Rank# 370# 299
   
Projections 
   
Runs7155
Home Runs1716
RBI7159
Stolen Bases1210
Batting Average.242.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasySports
# 118# 172
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 138# 157
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 116# 122
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 114# 136
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 126# 162
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 140
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 140# 155
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 116# 150
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 91
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 149
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 94# 136
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 104# 143
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 130# 133
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 116# 143
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 98# 150
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 97# 163
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 161
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 133# 145
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 141# 155
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 112# 160
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 150# 161
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 132# 136
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 121# 132
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 122# 160
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 163
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 119# 166
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 100# 195
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 136# 164
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 160# 180
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 129# 137
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 114# 120
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 132# 166
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 104# 117
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 124# 191
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 145
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 95# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 107# 98
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 109# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 125# 117
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 132# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 135# 123
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 140# 131
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 141# 138
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 143# 121
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 145# 71
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 146# 97
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 151# 133
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 156# 147
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 156# 114
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 157# 107
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 160# 157
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 164# 85
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 165# 135
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 175# 110
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 181# 116
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 169
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Gregory Polanco
RF - PIT
Gregory Polanco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323461
   
Runs4875
   
Hits65117
   
Singles3056
   
Doubles2232
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs1123
   
RBI4881
   
Stolen Bases612
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks5461
   
Strikeouts104117
   
Batting Average.201.254
   
On Base Pct.316.340
   
Slugging Pct.384.499
   
On-base Plus Slugging.700.839
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Gregory Polanco
RF - PIT
Gregory Polanco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats487388
   
Runs7155
   
Hits118100
   
Singles6956
   
Doubles3123
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1716
   
RBI7159
   
Stolen Bases1210
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks6643
   
Strikeouts12886
   
Batting Average.242.257
   
On Base Pct.333.332
   
Slugging Pct.419.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.793
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Gregory Polanco
RF - PIT
Gregory Polanco
News 
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 21st
Gregory Polanco was activated on Monday by the Pirates following off-season shoulder surgery. He will start in right field and bat third on Monday. As a result, Steven Brault was optioned to Triple-A.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in a 1-0 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 17th
Gregory Polanco could return this week from offseason shoulder surgery, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run in a 9-8 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 15th
Gregory Polanco began his minor league rehab Sunday for the team's Single-A affiliate.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Apr 8th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in his team's 4-0 win over Detroit on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 11th
Gregory Polanco was able to play in a five-inning minor league game on Monday and was slated for another five innings Tuesday.
Blaine Blontz
Wed, Mar 27th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in his team's 8-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 9th
Gregory Polanco (shoulder) is in the early stages of a throwing program.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 14th
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