Who Should I Draft?

Joey Gallo or Miguel Cabrera (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
ECR# 55# 91
Best Rank# 30# 38
Worst Rank# 107# 154
Composite# 99# 152
Best Rank# 88# 146
Worst Rank# 110# 167
Home Runs4120
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.219.282
Injury AlertIL10-
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 62
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 93
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 58# 115
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 79# 87
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 66
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 88
Grey Albright
# 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
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
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 133
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 49# 111
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 63# 91
Andrew Gould
# 78# 98
Rudy Gamble
# 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
# 100# 142
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 65# 90
Paul Sporer
# 60
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78# 90
Bill Dubiel
# 66# 88
Nick Mariano
# 38# 83
Bobby Sylvester
# 30# 83
Justin Mason
# 60# 87
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 88
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 59# 75
Dan Harris
# 38# 79
Pierre Camus
# 67# 92
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 51# 154
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 43# 84
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 57# 59
Jacob Gibbs
# 49# 90
Mick Ciallela
# 52# 70
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 96# 121
Ariel Cohen
# 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
# 70# 59
Donkey Teeth
# 70# 64
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 73# 64
Wayne Bretsky
# 77# 67
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 91# 81
Site Projections
# 107# 94
  Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
At Bats500134
Home Runs403
Stolen Bases30
Caught Stealing40
Batting Average.206.299
On Base Pct.312.395
Slugging Pct.498.448
On-base Plus Slugging.810.843
  Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
At Bats498465
Home Runs4120
Stolen Bases50
Caught Stealing31
Batting Average.219.282
On Base Pct.322.363
Slugging Pct.523.469
On-base Plus Slugging.845.832
  Joey Gallo
Joey Gallo
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
 The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 13-4 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a single in a 7-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
 Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-2 in a 12-2 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera had a huge game in a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a grand slam. He finished the night with five RBI.
Matthew Terelle
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
Cabrera was inserted into the lineup in the clean-up spot for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
James Bisson
Tue, Jun 4th
 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