Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Justin Upton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 60
Best Rank# 30# 33
Worst Rank# 107# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 94
Best Rank# 88# 77
Worst Rank# 110# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs8782
Home Runs4129
RBI9588
Stolen Bases58
Batting Average.219.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 73
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 43
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 58# 43
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 79# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 61
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 49
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 67
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 42
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 54
   
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Fake Teams
# 78# 52
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 67# 46
   
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Sporfolio
# 100# 38
   
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Athlon Sports
# 65# 50
   
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Pitcher List
# 78# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 35
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 53
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 60
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 43
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 55
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 46
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 48
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 55
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 48
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 121
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 71
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 54
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 62
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 61
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 56
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 63
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 95
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 65
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 65
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 67
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 106
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 72
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 96
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 108
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 118
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500533
   
Runs8280
   
Hits103137
   
Singles3888
   
Doubles2418
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs4030
   
RBI9285
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7464
   
Strikeouts207176
   
Batting Average.206.257
   
On Base Pct.312.344
   
Slugging Pct.498.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.808
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498535
   
Runs8782
   
Hits109135
   
Singles4380
   
Doubles2325
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs4129
   
RBI9588
   
Stolen Bases58
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks7663
   
Strikeouts201171
   
Batting Average.219.253
   
On Base Pct.322.332
   
Slugging Pct.523.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.802
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
News 
  Joey Gallo is expected to return from an oblique injury on Tuesday. The Rangers optioned Kyle Bird to Nashville after the game Sunday and Gallo's activation is the expected corresponding move. According to Rangers manager Chriss Woodward, Gallo might DH in the first few games back.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Mon, Jun 24th
Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Saturday against the Cardinals.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 23rd
 The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a walk, single, home run, one RBI, and one run scored on Monday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
 Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
The Angels have activated Justin Upton (toe) off the injured list prior to Monday's game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Justin Upton will be activated for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, according to Brad Ausmus.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
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
Erratic over the course of a season, Upton is consistent on a year-to-year basis. Even if he never lived out Ken Griffey Jr. comparisons, the outfielder has logged over 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons with at least 30 homers in the last three. A rise in ground balls and fall in fly balls, however, puts that streak in jeopardy. So does a toe injury that will likely send him to the IL to start 2019. That's a big blow since stability was a major driving force in drafting Upton.
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
Upton is the definition of a boring-but-reliable fantasy producer, with six straight seasons of at least 26 HRs, eight stolen bases, solid run production, and a middling batting average. In a good year, he might hit 35 HRs, bat .280, or swipe 20 bags, but the safe expectation is that he will go around .250-30-10, which is still quite useful in fantasy leagues.
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
Upton is one of the only players with at least 30 homers in each of the last three seasons. You can also bank on 80+ RBIs and runs, and while his stolen bases have come down over the years, 10 is a good bet once again. Upton's batting average won't help you, but it should be enough to warrant a sixth round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros