Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Miguel Cabrera (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
50 of 59 experts
15%
Recommended by
9 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 90
Best Rank# 30# 38
Worst Rank# 130# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 152
Best Rank# 88# 146
Worst Rank# 110# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs8763
Home Runs4120
RBI9574
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.219.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 93
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 58# 115
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 79# 87
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 44# 93
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 86
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 93
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 51# 75
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 76# 96
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 32# 138
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 51# 103
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 43# 86
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 89
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 133
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 111
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 91
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 78# 98
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 49# 91
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 42# 115
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 85
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 75# 80
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 86
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 122
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 81
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 100# 142
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 90
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 66# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 83
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 83
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 60# 87
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 88
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 79
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 67# 92
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 154
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 43# 84
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 59
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 99
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 49# 90
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 53# 74
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 52# 70
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 88
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 121
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 130
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 55# 105
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 93
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 55# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 70# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 70# 64
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 77# 67
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 107# 94
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 130# 70
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500134
   
Runs8217
   
Hits10340
   
Singles3826
   
Doubles2411
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs403
   
RBI9222
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks7422
   
Strikeouts20727
   
Batting Average.206.299
   
On Base Pct.312.395
   
Slugging Pct.498.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.843
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats498465
   
Runs8763
   
Hits109131
   
Singles4384
   
Doubles2326
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs4120
   
RBI9574
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks7659
   
Strikeouts20198
   
Batting Average.219.282
   
On Base Pct.322.363
   
Slugging Pct.523.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.832
   
  Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
News 
 Joey Gallo (wrist) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 7-2 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with two RBI in a 12-11 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
Miguel Cabrera (biceps) has returned to the Tigers' lineup on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Astros on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 20th
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
You may be inclined to believe Cabrera is done since he has had two subpar seasons in a row, but he is apparently in the best shape of his life. Add in the fact that he will be spending most of his time as the Tigers DH and we might just have the biggest bounceback player on our hands.
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
Cabrera's 2018 season was cut short after just 38 games due to a torn biceps tendon, but in the limited sample size he looked more like the perennial .300 hitter he's been for most of his career than the guy who hit just .249 in 2017. It is hard to expect much more than around 20 HRs from Cabrera at this point -- his 38 HRs in 2016 is the major outlier of the last five seasons -- but even that kind of power output can be useful when it's accompanied by a strong batting average. He's nowhere near the player he once was, but his days as a mixed league asset aren't over quite yet.
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
On the bright side, Cabrera recorded a .360 wOBA after notching a career-low .313 in 2017. The only problem: He played just 38 games due to a ruptured left biceps tendon. Don't bank on a fully healthy season from the first baseman, who turns 36 in April and has averaged 111 games over the last four seasons. Yet last year proved he's still a prolific hitter when healthy, even if no longer a massive home-run threat. If he falls beyond pick 150, it's worth rolling the dice on one of this generation's best sluggers churning out one more vintage season before his Hall of Fame career bites the dust.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros