Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Andrew McCutchen (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
ECR# 55# 63
Best Rank# 30# 31
Worst Rank# 107# 91
Composite# 99# 130
Best Rank# 88# 93
Worst Rank# 110# 142
Home Runs4124
Stolen Bases511
Batting Average.219.263
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
# 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
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
# 66# 77
Nick Mariano
# 38# 81
Bobby Sylvester
# 30# 31
Justin Mason
# 60# 66
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 70
Donkey Teeth
# 70# 74
Dan Harris
# 38# 56
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 62
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 43# 71
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 67
Jacob Gibbs
# 49# 78
Mick Ciallela
# 52# 54
Ariel Cohen
# 58# 65
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 83
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 77
Rudy Gamble
# 49# 35
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 49
Paul Sporer
# 60# 43
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 47
Pierre Camus
# 67# 59
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 62
Andrew Seifter
# 70# 39
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 56
Beast Dome
# 76# 62
Wayne Bretsky
# 77# 52
Andrew Gould
# 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
# 100# 72
Site Projections
# 107# 91
  Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen
2018 Stats 
At Bats500569
Home Runs4020
Stolen Bases314
Caught Stealing49
Batting Average.206.255
On Base Pct.312.368
Slugging Pct.498.424
On-base Plus Slugging.810.792
  Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen
2019 Projections 
At Bats498540
Home Runs4124
Stolen Bases511
Caught Stealing36
Batting Average.219.263
On Base Pct.322.357
Slugging Pct.523.456
On-base Plus Slugging.845.813
  Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen
 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
 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