Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Corey Seager (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 47
Best Rank# 6# 27
Worst Rank# 33# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 18# 69
Best Rank# 16# 56
Worst Rank# 23# 90
   
Projections 
   
Runs8787
Home Runs3022
RBI9677
Stolen Bases174
Batting Average.276.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 15# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 61
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 10# 78
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 14# 32
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 36
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 11# 98
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 19# 52
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 19# 35
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 9# 78
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 18# 42
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 20# 38
   
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CBS Sports
# 24# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 58
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 9# 27
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 21# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 29# 40
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 15# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 52
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 17# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 32# 59
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 36
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 61
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 19# 40
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 33# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 40
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 18# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 64
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 22# 83
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 69
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 11# 38
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 18# 47
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 22# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 43
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 29# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 76
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 19# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 41
   
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats606101
   
Runs10113
   
Hits17627
   
Singles9319
   
Doubles405
   
Triples91
   
Home Runs342
   
RBI11113
   
Stolen Bases210
   
Caught Stealing90
   
Walks2911
   
Strikeouts16717
   
Batting Average.290.267
   
On Base Pct.326.348
   
Slugging Pct.555.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.881.744
   
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582546
   
Runs8787
   
Hits161157
   
Singles93100
   
Doubles3333
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3022
   
RBI9677
   
Stolen Bases174
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks3358
   
Strikeouts159115
   
Batting Average.276.288
   
On Base Pct.315.357
   
Slugging Pct.507.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.832
   
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
News 
 Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in the Cubs'10-1 win over the Rockies' on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 13th
Seager (hamstring) was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 13th
 Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Corey Seager could miss several weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered in Tuesday night's loss to the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
Corey Seager exited Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the 9th inning after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury. He was rounding third base when he immediately pulled up and reached for the back of his left hamstring. He went 3-for-4 on the night before the injury.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, Jun 12th
 Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, and three RBI in the Cubs' 8-1 win over the Angels on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 3rd
Corey Seager went 7-for-12 with four RBI in the weekend series against the Giants.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
 Javier Baez (heel) has returned to the Cubs' lineup on Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with a double as the Dodgers fell to the D'Backs 3-2 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 Baez was excellent last year, hitting 34 homers with 21 steals, 101 runs and a league-leading 111 RBIs. While he is surely a star, every projection model sees those numbers regressing in 2019, especially his batting average which was propped up by a .347 BABIP
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It can be easy to forget that as a rookie in 2016, Seager was not only the rookie of the year, but an MVP finalist. He was plenty useful in 2017 fantasy baseball too, but missed most of 2018 with Tommy John surgery and hip surgery. He should be ready to roll by opening day so while there is some risk, consider that he is still just 24 so we may not have seen his best yet
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Baez fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Baez is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .290 batting average. He also may not run quite as much after stealing just three bases in the second half last year. Still, Baez should be able to at least produce a .270-30-15 kind of season, which would be enough to keep him among the elite fantasy options at shortstop.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Seager is a former top prospect whose career got off to a great start before being derailed by injuries. He missed most of last season following Tommy John surgery, but should be ready to go for 2019. Seager is not much of a threat on the base paths, but he has shown the ability to hit around 25 home runs with a plus batting average, and his power could still be developing at age 24. He's an upside pick who could be undervalued coming off a lost season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Despite recording the second-worst swinging strike (18.2%) and outside-swing (45.5%) rates, Baez managed to hit .290. Among 17 hitters with a contact rate of 70.0% or lower in at least 300 plate appearances, Aaron Judge was the only one besides Baez to bat above .266. That's a better baseline for 2019. Given his middling 4.5 walk %, he might not reach base enough to steal another 21 bases. Don't pay full freight for an encore.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery, Seager also had arthroscopic surgery on his hip in August. He's optimistic about his Opening Day availability, but drafters are still proceeding with caution. It doesn't help that he has never offered more than 26 homers or four steals in a single season. Let's not forget, however, that the 24-year-old shortstop is a career .302/.374/.494 hitter. There's plenty of profit potential if he returns healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros