Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Edwin Encarnacion (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 78
Best Rank# 30# 45
Worst Rank# 107# 140
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 113
Best Rank# 88# 100
Worst Rank# 110# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs8776
Home Runs4130
RBI9593
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.219.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 58# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 140
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 69
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 136
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 75
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 89
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 83
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 113
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 84
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 95
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 100
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 98
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 82
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 77
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 105
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 68
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 80
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 65# 75
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 73
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 79
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 74
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 125
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 79
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 48
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 81
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 76
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 94
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 132
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 90
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 87
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 88
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 55
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 62
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 67
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 65
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 57
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 56
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 68
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 76
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 76
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 79# 74
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 51
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500500
   
Runs8274
   
Hits103123
   
Singles3874
   
Doubles2416
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs4032
   
RBI92107
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks7463
   
Strikeouts207132
   
Batting Average.206.246
   
On Base Pct.312.336
   
Slugging Pct.498.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.810
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498507
   
Runs8776
   
Hits109123
   
Singles4372
   
Doubles2319
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs4130
   
RBI9593
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks7669
   
Strikeouts201129
   
Batting Average.219.243
   
On Base Pct.322.334
   
Slugging Pct.523.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.801
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - NYY
Edwin Encarnacion
News 
 The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
First baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has been traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees, according to a report from MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Saturday‚Äôs matchup against the Royals in the middle of an at-bat. Danny Santana replaced him.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
Encarnacion was held out of the starting lineup Friday due to a back injury.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 15th
 Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, three RBI, and one run scored against the Twins on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, and one run scored on Saturday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
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
Encarnacion may be getting up there in age, but there are few hitters who have produced consistent power at the rate he has. There is little reason to expect a sudden drop-off but with that said, his RBIs and runs should take a hit with Seattle losing some of their best offensive pieces.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
As he embarks upon his age-36 season, Encarnacion is showing some signs of decline. His strikeout rate has crept up over the last three years, while his home run total and batting average have gone in the opposite direction. But this decline shouldn't be overstated -- Encarnacion still topped 30 HRs last year for the seventh straight season, while his 42.4 percent hard contact rate was actually a career high. Most projection systems expect his performance to further decline in 2019, but players do not always decline at a consistent rate. His advancing age makes Encarnacion somewhat of a boom-or-bust pick, but even if he remains on the rebuilding Mariners for the entire season, he should be a good source of home runs and RBIs.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Even in a down year, Encarnacion topped 30 homers for the seventh straight season, a span during which 2014's 98 RBI was the only time he fell short of 100. That bankable power is comforting at his depreciating price, but career worsts in contact (75.7%) and strikeout (22.9%) rate led to his lowest average (.248) since 2010. The durable slugger also missed time with a biceps injury during his age-35 campaign, so don't reach for name recognition. That shouldn't be necessary, as ADPs beyond the top 100 suggest he could fall into your lap.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros