Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Michael Brantley (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 73
Best Rank# 30# 36
Worst Rank# 107# 140
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 107
Best Rank# 88# 97
Worst Rank# 110# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs8775
Home Runs4115
RBI9574
Stolen Bases511
Batting Average.219.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 80
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 67
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 58# 92
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 68
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 123
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 82
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 70
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 85
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 89
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 78
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 140
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 73
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 70
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 78
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 68
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 110
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 104
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 65# 76
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 54
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 71
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 75
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 66
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 81
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 81
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 74
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 75
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 77
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 67
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 55
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 61
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 74
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 79# 54
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 57
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 36
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500570
   
Runs8289
   
Hits103176
   
Singles38121
   
Doubles2436
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs4017
   
RBI9276
   
Stolen Bases312
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7448
   
Strikeouts20760
   
Batting Average.206.309
   
On Base Pct.312.364
   
Slugging Pct.498.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.833
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498520
   
Runs8775
   
Hits109153
   
Singles43105
   
Doubles2330
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4115
   
RBI9574
   
Stolen Bases511
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks7646
   
Strikeouts20162
   
Batting Average.219.294
   
On Base Pct.322.352
   
Slugging Pct.523.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.801
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with two singles, one double, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Michael Brantley went 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored on Friday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, one RBI, and two runs scored on Tuesday against Milwaukee.
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
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, single, walk, and one RBI on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with a walk and two singles on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Batting average tends to be an underrated ability in fantasy baseball, and that is an area in which Brantley excels. But durability is also an underrated commodity, and that has been Brantley downfall for big chunks of his career. If Brantley can just manage to stay healthy, he should be able to contribute enough balanced production across all five roto categories to be a valuable third outfielder in mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Just as everyone gave up on the oft-injured Brantley, he returned from a significant ankle injury to bat .309/.364/.468 with 17 homers and 12 steals in 631 plate appearances. No qualified hitter made more contact (90.9%) than the 31-year-old outfielder, whose 9.5% strikeout rate finished second after Andrelton Simmons. His skill set is likely to get undervalued by drafters seeking flashier power or speed, and he could easily score 100+ runs in the Astros slot him atop their lineup. Health is the only concern.
Andrew Gould - 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