Who Should I Draft?

Jake Bauers or Odubel Herrera (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Odubel Herrera
CF - PHI
Odubel Herrera
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
30 of 57 experts
47%
Recommended by
27 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 125# 128
Best Rank# 91# 82
Worst Rank# 181# 203
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 251# 215
Best Rank# 221# 203
Worst Rank# 370# 272
   
Projections 
   
Runs7163
Home Runs1717
RBI7162
Stolen Bases128
Batting Average.242.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-SUS
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 116# 123
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 114# 133
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 121
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 116# 133
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 95# 126
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 91
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 109# 111
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 94# 105
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 104# 130
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 116# 136
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 98# 139
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 97# 140
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 129
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 133# 177
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 112# 134
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 121# 127
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 160
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 140# 158
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 122# 163
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 129
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 100# 109
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 125# 129
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 107# 142
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 136# 186
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 114# 118
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 132# 151
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 104# 203
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 124# 126
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 164# 182
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 128
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 109# 107
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 118# 114
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 119# 117
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 126# 111
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 129# 123
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 130# 121
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 132# 121
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 132# 124
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 135# 122
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 138# 118
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 140# 125
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 141# 125
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 141# 115
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 141# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 143# 124
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 145# 91
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 146# 112
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 150# 141
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 151# 113
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 156# 130
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 156# 125
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 157# 141
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 160# 151
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 165# 124
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 175# 82
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 181# 138
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 111
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Odubel Herrera
CF - PHI
Odubel Herrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323550
   
Runs4864
   
Hits65140
   
Singles3096
   
Doubles2219
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1122
   
RBI4871
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks5438
   
Strikeouts104122
   
Batting Average.201.255
   
On Base Pct.316.310
   
Slugging Pct.384.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.700.730
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Odubel Herrera
CF - PHI
Odubel Herrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats487495
   
Runs7163
   
Hits118133
   
Singles6987
   
Doubles3124
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1717
   
RBI7162
   
Stolen Bases128
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks6637
   
Strikeouts128115
   
Batting Average.242.268
   
On Base Pct.333.319
   
Slugging Pct.419.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.752
   
  Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Odubel Herrera
CF - PHI
Odubel Herrera
News 
 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
Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports Odubel Herrera has accepted a suspension from MLB for the remainder of 2019 (playoffs included).
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 5th
 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
Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera, who has been on administrative leave since getting arrested for domestic violence in late May, had those charges dismissed in court on Wednesday. According to Meghan Montemurro, "The state is not able to proceed with the charges because the plaintiff, his girlfriend, doesn’t want to go forward with them."
Mike Maher
Wed, Jul 3rd
 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
Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave for Odubel Herrera until June 17th.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Jake Bauers went 2-for-2 on Sunday against the Orioles.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jul 1st
Major League Baseball has placed Odubel Herrera on administrative leave following his arrest on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-4 with a homer in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 26th
NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that Odubel Herrera was arrested on Monday night and charged with domestic violence.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
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