Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Michael Conforto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 58
Best Rank# 31# 30
Worst Rank# 85# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 106# 99
Best Rank# 76# 88
Worst Rank# 123# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8287
Home Runs2941
RBI8895
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.253.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 91
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 66
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 47# 79
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 107
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 43
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 45# 51
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 76
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 40# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 72# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 58# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 44# 73
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 67
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 100
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 78
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 51
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 31# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 67
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 77
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 130
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 85# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 63
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 75# 30
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 82# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 51# 42
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 68# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 44
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 57# 44
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 49
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 67# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 50
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 75# 51
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 72# 53
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 55
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 55
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 56
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 56
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 60# 57
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 65# 58
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 84# 59
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 63# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 63
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 74# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 85# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 85# 70
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543500
   
Runs7882
   
Hits132103
   
Singles7838
   
Doubles2524
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2840
   
RBI8292
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks8474
   
Strikeouts159207
   
Batting Average.243.206
   
On Base Pct.350.312
   
Slugging Pct.448.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.797.810
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533498
   
Runs8287
   
Hits135109
   
Singles7743
   
Doubles2723
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2941
   
RBI8895
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7776
   
Strikeouts151201
   
Batting Average.253.219
   
On Base Pct.348.322
   
Slugging Pct.477.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.845
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 30th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
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
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 31st
Joey Gallo (wrist) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a triple in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. The triple was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
Joey Gallo exited Tuesday’s game with right wrist soreness. He will go undergo an MRI and is not expected to play Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
Notes 
 We've seen enough of Conforto by now to know that the hype was overblown. Sure, he has had some extremely promising stretches, but over a full year of health in 2018, he wasn't as good as Randal Grichuk who is going over 100 picks later because of the difference in name value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 With 55 home runs over the last two seasons and now entering his age-26 season, Conforto has the makings of a consistent 30-HR guy, but he is unlikely to hit much higher than .250 and doesn't provide many stolen bases. Those limitations cap his upside, at least until he's able to make more consistent contact.
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
 Although he returned sooner than expected from shoulder surgery, perhaps Conforto needed more recovery time. He entered the All-Star break batting .216 with a .366 slugging percentage. On the strength of nine September homers, he closed the second half by hitting .273 with a .539 slugging clip. He proved capable of handling fellow lefties (.345 wOBA) and finished a seemingly lost year with 28 long balls. Now healthy and ready for Opening Day, Conforto is a strong bet for 30 homers with a higher batting average if he regains past hard-hit standards prior to injuring his shoulder. This could be the last chance to snag him at a discount.
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