Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Max Muncy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 81
Best Rank# 30# 41
Worst Rank# 107# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 110
Best Rank# 88# 101
Worst Rank# 110# 146
   
Projections 
   
Runs8776
Home Runs4128
RBI9579
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.219.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 98
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 80
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 58# 80
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 74
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 70
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 84
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 76
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 156
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 69
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 140
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 147
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 149
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 127
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 87
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 92
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 126
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 82
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 65# 80
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 95
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 103
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 82
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 64
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 61
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 47
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 92
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 141
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 96
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 66
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 65
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 66
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 61
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 79# 41
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 55
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500395
   
Runs8275
   
Hits103104
   
Singles3850
   
Doubles2417
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs4035
   
RBI9279
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks7479
   
Strikeouts207131
   
Batting Average.206.263
   
On Base Pct.312.391
   
Slugging Pct.498.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.973
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498467
   
Runs8776
   
Hits109116
   
Singles4365
   
Doubles2321
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4128
   
RBI9579
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks7678
   
Strikeouts201142
   
Batting Average.219.248
   
On Base Pct.322.355
   
Slugging Pct.523.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.838
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
News 
 The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Giants on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with two solo homers and a walk as the Dodgers fell to the Angels 5-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a walk as the Dodges fell to the Giants 2-1 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
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
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
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
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros