Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Michael Conforto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 57
Best Rank# 30# 31
Worst Rank# 107# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 106
Best Rank# 88# 76
Worst Rank# 110# 123
   
Projections 
   
Runs8782
Home Runs4129
RBI9588
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.219.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 44
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 79# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 79
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 41
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 45
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 55
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 59
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 72
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 44
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 65
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 65# 63
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 42
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 45
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 75
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 82
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 58
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 51
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 66
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 75
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44# 57
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 63
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 67
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 69
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 59
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 75
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 72
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 58
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 60
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 58# 65
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 84
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 85
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500543
   
Runs8278
   
Hits103132
   
Singles3878
   
Doubles2425
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs4028
   
RBI9282
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks7484
   
Strikeouts207159
   
Batting Average.206.243
   
On Base Pct.312.350
   
Slugging Pct.498.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.797
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498533
   
Runs8782
   
Hits109135
   
Singles4377
   
Doubles2327
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs4129
   
RBI9588
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks7677
   
Strikeouts201151
   
Batting Average.219.253
   
On Base Pct.322.348
   
Slugging Pct.523.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.825
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game is currently suspended at 4-4 in the ninth inning and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Giants. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
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
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
 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
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
 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
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