Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Andrew McCutchen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 63
Best Rank# 30# 31
Worst Rank# 107# 91
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 130
Best Rank# 88# 93
Worst Rank# 110# 142
   
Projections 
   
Runs8786
Home Runs4124
RBI9577
Stolen Bases511
Batting Average.219.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 58
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 73
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 58# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 72
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 87
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 61
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 60
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 56
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 83
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 78
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 45
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 86
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 71
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 70
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 58
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 83
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 65# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 81
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 31
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 70
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 74
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 62
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 71
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 67
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 65
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 83
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 49
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 59
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 39
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 69
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 66
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 79# 75
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 64
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 72
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 91
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500569
   
Runs8283
   
Hits103145
   
Singles3892
   
Doubles2430
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs4020
   
RBI9265
   
Stolen Bases314
   
Caught Stealing49
   
Walks7495
   
Strikeouts207145
   
Batting Average.206.255
   
On Base Pct.312.368
   
Slugging Pct.498.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.792
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498540
   
Runs8786
   
Hits109142
   
Singles4388
   
Doubles2328
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4124
   
RBI9577
   
Stolen Bases511
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks7679
   
Strikeouts201130
   
Batting Average.219.263
   
On Base Pct.322.357
   
Slugging Pct.523.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.813
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
News 
 The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in Monday's game against the San Diego and is out for the season, according to Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 4th
 Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Saturday’s matchup against the Royals in the middle of an at-bat. Danny Santana replaced him.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen appeared to injure his knee during a rundown in the first inning of Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres. He was replaced by the recently-acquired Jay Bruce.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run, three walks, two RBIs, and four runs scored in Wednesday’s win over the Cardinals. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, May 30th
 Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will not be in the lineup for the team's Wednesday afternoon matchup against the Seattle Mariners and lefty Wade LeBlanc due to a sore wrist, according to manager Chris Woodward.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
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
McCutchen's strikeout rate has grown and his batting averaged has dipped over the last few seasons, but he has continued to be a very reliable source of 20+ homers, 10+ SBs, and solid run and RBI totals. Now, at age 32, he is finally set to play a full season in a hitter's park while surrounded by a potent lineup. McCutchen's numbers may fluctuate a bit based on where he ends up hitting in the lineup, but it's not unreasonable to expect his power and run production numbers to trend upward a bit in the best hitting environment of his long career.
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
Even in a down year, McCutchen reached 20 homers for the eighth straight season and stole double-digit bases (14) for the ninth time in 10 MLB campaigns. He played most of 2018 in San Francisco's extreme pitcher park, so the power slide may be a matter of his surroundings rather than old age. When moving to the far friendlier Yankee Stadium, his slugging percentage boosted from .415 to .471. He picked another nice venue in Philadelphia, where he should bat at the top or heart of a revamped lineup that also added Jean Segura, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. He's still a bargain going well after the top 100, so pounce now before Harper's signing drives up the price.
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
McCutchen might not be that first round pick he once was when we were getting 30 homers, 20 steals and a .320 batting average, but he is still a plenty capable fantasy asset. He is as durable as they come and has managed 20+ homers in 8 straight seasons. Not only that. but he still steals double-digit bags per year and is moving into by far the best ballpark of his career so don't be surprised if we get a resurgence.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros