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
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 81
Best Rank# 30# 41
Worst Rank# 130# 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 AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 98
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 80
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 82
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 79
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 58
   
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
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 61
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 79# 41
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 55
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 77
   
  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 
 Joey Gallo (wrist) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is unlikely to play in the Rangers' upcoming weekend series against the A's, and may not ultimately return this season.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Max Muncy, who left Wednesday's game versus the Padres, has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
Max Muncy hit his 33rd homer of the season in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
 Joey Gallo (wrist) will likely require a stint on the injured list, and the Rangers are concerned that he may have a broken hamate bone.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
Max Muncy went 1-for-1 with a solo homer, three walks, and three runs scored in the Dodgers' blowout win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 21st
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