Who Should I Draft?

Justin Upton or Joey Gallo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 55
Best Rank# 33# 30
Worst Rank# 121# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 99
Best Rank# 77# 88
Worst Rank# 132# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8287
Home Runs2941
RBI8895
Stolen Bases85
Batting Average.253.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 66
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 55
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 49# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 56
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 87# 32
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 56# 51
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 77# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 44
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 95# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 64# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 73
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 106# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 30
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 108# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 121# 38
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 63# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 63
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 67
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 100
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40# 76
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 77
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 51
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 43# 58
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 44# 55
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 79
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 46# 49
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 67
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 48# 96
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 49# 51
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 50# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 78
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 53# 60
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 63
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 55# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 107
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 78
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 73# 91
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats533500
   
Runs8082
   
Hits137103
   
Singles8838
   
Doubles1824
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3040
   
RBI8592
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks6474
   
Strikeouts176207
   
Batting Average.257.206
   
On Base Pct.344.312
   
Slugging Pct.463.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.810
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535498
   
Runs8287
   
Hits135109
   
Singles8043
   
Doubles2523
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2941
   
RBI8895
   
Stolen Bases85
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks6376
   
Strikeouts171201
   
Batting Average.253.219
   
On Base Pct.332.322
   
Slugging Pct.469.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.845
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a walk, single, home run, one RBI, and one run scored on Monday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 The Angels have activated Justin Upton (toe) off the injured list prior to Monday's game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Saturday’s matchup against the Royals in the middle of an at-bat. Danny Santana replaced him.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 Justin Upton will be activated for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, according to Brad Ausmus.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 According to Angels manager Brad Ausmus, Justin Upton may rejoin the major league club during their 11-game road trip starting Thursday.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
 Justin Upton is scheduled to have his walking boot removed in about a week.
Andrew Seifter
Tue, Apr 16th
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
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
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
 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
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
 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
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