Who Should I Draft?

Justin Upton or Andrew McCutchen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 65
Best Rank# 33# 31
Worst Rank# 121# 91
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 130
Best Rank# 77# 93
Worst Rank# 132# 142
   
Projections 
   
Runs8286
Home Runs2924
RBI8877
Stolen Bases811
Batting Average.253.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 58
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 73
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 43# 71
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 46# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 87
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 61
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 49# 73
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 49# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40# 62
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 56# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 69
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 52
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 70
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 66
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 77
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 81
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 53# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 62
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 71
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 55# 67
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 66
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 46# 78
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 73# 88
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 82
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 81
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 48# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 65
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 44# 83
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 77
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 63# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 64# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 66
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 44
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 73# 64
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 77# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 72
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 87# 83
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 95# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 47
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 106# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 108# 74
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 83
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 121# 56
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats533569
   
Runs8083
   
Hits137145
   
Singles8892
   
Doubles1830
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3020
   
RBI8565
   
Stolen Bases814
   
Caught Stealing29
   
Walks6495
   
Strikeouts176145
   
Batting Average.257.255
   
On Base Pct.344.368
   
Slugging Pct.463.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.792
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535540
   
Runs8286
   
Hits135142
   
Singles8088
   
Doubles2528
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2924
   
RBI8877
   
Stolen Bases811
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks6379
   
Strikeouts171130
   
Batting Average.253.263
   
On Base Pct.332.357
   
Slugging Pct.469.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.813
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Andrew McCutchen
LF,RF - PHI
Andrew McCutchen
News 
 Justin Upton (knee) received a PRP injection Friday and will be on crutches for two or three weeks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in Monday's game against the San Diego and is out for the season, according to Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 4th
 Justin Upton (knee) will not play again this season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen appeared to injure his knee during a rundown in the first inning of Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres. He was replaced by the recently-acquired Jay Bruce.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Justin Upton underwent an MRI on his right knee Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 Justin Upton went 0-for-2 with a walk in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run, three walks, two RBIs, and four runs scored in Wednesday’s win over the Cardinals. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, May 30th
 Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's 10-6 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Notes 
 Erratic over the course of a season, Upton is consistent on a year-to-year basis. Even if he never lived out Ken Griffey Jr. comparisons, the outfielder has logged over 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons with at least 30 homers in the last three. A rise in ground balls and fall in fly balls, however, puts that streak in jeopardy. So does a toe injury that will likely send him to the IL to start 2019. That's a big blow since stability was a major driving force in drafting Upton.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
McCutchen's strikeout rate has grown and his batting averaged has dipped over the last few seasons, but he has continued to be a very reliable source of 20+ homers, 10+ SBs, and solid run and RBI totals. Now, at age 32, he is finally set to play a full season in a hitter's park while surrounded by a potent lineup. McCutchen's numbers may fluctuate a bit based on where he ends up hitting in the lineup, but it's not unreasonable to expect his power and run production numbers to trend upward a bit in the best hitting environment of his long career.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Upton is the definition of a boring-but-reliable fantasy producer, with six straight seasons of at least 26 HRs, eight stolen bases, solid run production, and a middling batting average. In a good year, he might hit 35 HRs, bat .280, or swipe 20 bags, but the safe expectation is that he will go around .250-30-10, which is still quite useful in fantasy leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Even in a down year, McCutchen reached 20 homers for the eighth straight season and stole double-digit bases (14) for the ninth time in 10 MLB campaigns. He played most of 2018 in San Francisco's extreme pitcher park, so the power slide may be a matter of his surroundings rather than old age. When moving to the far friendlier Yankee Stadium, his slugging percentage boosted from .415 to .471. He picked another nice venue in Philadelphia, where he should bat at the top or heart of a revamped lineup that also added Jean Segura, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. He's still a bargain going well after the top 100, so pounce now before Harper's signing drives up the price.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Upton is one of the only players with at least 30 homers in each of the last three seasons. You can also bank on 80+ RBIs and runs, and while his stolen bases have come down over the years, 10 is a good bet once again. Upton's batting average won't help you, but it should be enough to warrant a sixth round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
McCutchen might not be that first round pick he once was when we were getting 30 homers, 20 steals and a .320 batting average, but he is still a plenty capable fantasy asset. He is as durable as they come and has managed 20+ homers in 8 straight seasons. Not only that. but he still steals double-digit bags per year and is moving into by far the best ballpark of his career so don't be surprised if we get a resurgence.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros