Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or A.J. Pollock (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 61
Best Rank# 30# 41
Worst Rank# 130# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 92
Best Rank# 88# 77
Worst Rank# 110# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs8778
Home Runs4121
RBI9569
Stolen Bases517
Batting Average.219.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 77
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 58# 72
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 78
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 48
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 63
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 79
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 98
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 66
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 83
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 77
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 70
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 111
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 69
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 80
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 74
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 74
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 80
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 72
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 48
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 50
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 50
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 51
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 50
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 52
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 50
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 41
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 48
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 50
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 73
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 65
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 79# 65
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 47
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 73
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 48
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500413
   
Runs8261
   
Hits103106
   
Singles3859
   
Doubles2421
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs4021
   
RBI9265
   
Stolen Bases313
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7431
   
Strikeouts207100
   
Batting Average.206.257
   
On Base Pct.312.316
   
Slugging Pct.498.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.800
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498504
   
Runs8778
   
Hits109133
   
Singles4379
   
Doubles2329
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs4121
   
RBI9569
   
Stolen Bases517
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks7641
   
Strikeouts201104
   
Batting Average.219.263
   
On Base Pct.322.318
   
Slugging Pct.523.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.780
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
News 
 Joey Gallo (wrist) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in the Dodgers' 12-5 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is unlikely to play in the Rangers' upcoming weekend series against the A's, and may not ultimately return this season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Dodgers' loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with three solo homers in the Dodgers' 5-4 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a double in the Dodgers' 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Joey Gallo (wrist) will likely require a stint on the injured list, and the Rangers are concerned that he may have a broken hamate bone.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
A.J. Pollock went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in the Dodgers' win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
Notes 
 Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Pollock was a fantasy monster in 2015, but then an elbow injury cost him almost the entire 2016 season and he hasn't been quite the same player since. A 20-20 season is in the realm of possibility here, and Pollock should score plenty of runs atop the Dodgers lineup as long as he can stay healthy. Just don't reach too early while dreaming of 2015.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
A broken thumb marked the third different injury to besiege Pollock in as many years. Although a terrific source of power and speed when healthy, he has played just 112 and 113 games in the last two seasons, respectively. When on the field, he endured a massive spike in strikeouts (21.7%) with a 77.8% contact rate five points below his career norm. Drafters must take all of these downsides into account while acknowledging the possibility of a 25/20 season with massive run-scoring upside if batting atop the Dodgers' lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Prior to yet another injury, Pollock was among the best fantasy assets in baseball. He had 12 homers, 9 steals and 38 RBIs through just 186 at bats. The ceiling for Pollock is a 30/20 player with a batting average near .300, but he has only played more than 115 games just twice in his career so don't forget about the risk in drafting him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros