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Who Should I Draft?

Jorge Soler or Michael Brantley (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
35 of 46 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 67
Best Rank# 28# 39
Worst Rank# 118# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 111
Best Rank# 64# 98
Worst Rank# 87# 140
   
Projections 
   
Runs3029
Home Runs147
RBI3530
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.261.299
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 82
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 62
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 70
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 60# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 52# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 111
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 62# 63
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 58# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 58# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 54
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 55
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 60# 62
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 47# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 57# 67
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 57# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 74
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 54# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 59# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 70# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 38# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 62# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 66# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 69
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 54# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 52# 85
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 59# 63
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 28# 68
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 56# 97
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 53# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 60# 55
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 64# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 65# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 60
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 66# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 118# 101
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats589575
   
Runs9588
   
Hits156179
   
Singles74115
   
Doubles3340
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs4822
   
RBI11790
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7351
   
Strikeouts17866
   
Batting Average.265.311
   
On Base Pct.354.372
   
Slugging Pct.569.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.922.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198198
   
Runs3029
   
Hits5259
   
Singles2739
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs147
   
RBI3530
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2517
   
Strikeouts6225
   
Batting Average.261.299
   
On Base Pct.345.355
   
Slugging Pct.520.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jorge Soler
RF,DH - KC
Jorge Soler
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
  Michael Brantley went 1-for-2 with a walk in the Astros' 6-3 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 Was it a fluke season for Jorge Soler? Possibly, but being that he cracked out nearly 50 home runs while underperforming in his expected stats leads me to say no, it wasn't. You don't love the ballpark, nor do you love the rollercoaster career that he's had thus far, so you should take a few extra seconds before deciding if you want to take the chance on Soler or not. You need more power than ever to compete, and at 78th overall, the risk is already built-in for what could be league-leading power production.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's refershing to see Michael Brantley go inside the top 100 in ADP here, as he's shown that he can be healthy over the past two years. With pitchers getting pushed up in the early rounds, there are good hitters who you can take at an enormous value, and they don't get more valuable than Brantley, who will help you in four of the five categories. However, it shouldn't surprise you if he gave you double-digit steals, either. He's an OF2 that can be had for the price of an OF3 or OF4.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Soler did swat a ridiculous 48 homers with 117 RBIs and a decent batting average last year but let's not forget that he has missed considerable time due to injury every season prior. If he can stay healthy, that eighth round ADP will be a bargain, but it's a big if.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Brantley had injury troubles for a while but has now played virtually every day for two straight years. In that time, he has returned to the steal .310 hitter with 20 homers. Although the steals are long gone, that profile still works great with a tenth-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Great mid round target for HRs if falling behind. Should be a lock for 35+, new ball or not, as he earned his HRs in 2019.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Didn't run at all in 2019 but provides a safe floor everywhere else
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Hit .299 with 25 homers and a 173 wRC+ in the second half last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros