Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Eloy Jimenez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 68
Best Rank# 30# 29
Worst Rank# 107# 209
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 117
Best Rank# 88# 91
Worst Rank# 110# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs8771
Home Runs4125
RBI9580
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.219.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 82
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 82
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 68
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 67
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 70
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 149
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 84
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 65
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 81
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 85
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 103
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 85
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 209
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 65# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 74
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 99
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 63
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 75
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 52
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 71
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 64
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 80
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 81
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 31
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 41
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 58# 57
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 57
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 29
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 70
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 51
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 79# 61
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 67
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 44
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500
   
Runs82
   
Hits103
   
Singles38
   
Doubles24
   
Triples1
   
Home Runs40
   
RBI92
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Caught Stealing4
   
Walks74
   
Strikeouts207
   
Batting Average.206
   
On Base Pct.312
   
Slugging Pct.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498519
   
Runs8771
   
Hits109149
   
Singles4392
   
Doubles2329
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs4125
   
RBI9580
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks7637
   
Strikeouts201109
   
Batting Average.219.287
   
On Base Pct.322.334
   
Slugging Pct.523.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.835
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez had a big game in a 10-2 win over the Yankees on Friday. He went 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBI in the win.
Matthew Terelle
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
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, three runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
 Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-5 with a homer and a double in a 5-2 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 10th
 Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
 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
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-4 in a 6-4 loss to the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
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
For all the hype bestowed upon Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jimenez is oddly getting a bit lost in the shuffle. He has nothing left to prove in the minors after hitting .355/.399/.597 with 12 homers in 55 Triple-A games, so the White Sox can't justify keeping him down too much longer. He should now start the season in Chicago after signing a six-year extension that eliminates any need to manipulate his service time. Jimenez could brandish top-shelf power from the start. Steamer agrees, projecting .293/.341/.502 with 25 homers in 130 games. Often available beyond the top-100 picks before the signing, the hype hadn't gotten out of hand yet. Barring a substantial uptick, he's especially an intriguing upside pick in shallower mixed leagues with three starting outfielders.
Andrew Gould - 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
Jimenez isn't expected to be on the White Sox Opening Day roster, but he has all the makings of another Juan Soto once he does get the call. Jimenez has hit well over .300 at every minor league stop and projects to provide 25-30 HR power from the get-go. He is all reward and no risk in the double digit rounds of fantasy drafts, particularly in leagues with deep benches.
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
Jimenez may not be Vlad Jr. but most other years, he would be the consensus top fantasy prospect. His game is in the mold of Manny Ramirez where he could be a mainstay in the middle of a lineup, hitting 30 homers with 100 RBIs and a .290 BA every year. That might not all come right away, but from the moment he is called up, you can expect a top 30 fantasy outfielder.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros