Who Should I Draft?

Khris Davis or Lorenzo Cain (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 39
Best Rank# 19# 27
Worst Rank# 57# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 63
Best Rank# 37# 49
Worst Rank# 43# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs9188
Home Runs4213
RBI11154
Stolen Bases124
Batting Average.248.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 37# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 33
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 23# 50
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 35# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 35
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 39# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 28# 74
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 27# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 51
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 33# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 50
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 27# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 74
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 64
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 55
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 25# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 37
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 32# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 27# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 25# 43
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 37# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 46
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 52
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 27
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 37# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 30
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 46# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 51# 39
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 57# 34
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 71
   
  Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats576539
   
Runs9890
   
Hits142166
   
Singles65129
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs4810
   
RBI12338
   
Stolen Bases030
   
Caught Stealing07
   
Walks5971
   
Strikeouts17594
   
Batting Average.247.308
   
On Base Pct.326.395
   
Slugging Pct.549.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.813
   
  Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565552
   
Runs9188
   
Hits140162
   
Singles71119
   
Doubles2727
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs4213
   
RBI11154
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6161
   
Strikeouts17499
   
Batting Average.248.293
   
On Base Pct.322.363
   
Slugging Pct.523.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.844.785
   
  Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
News 
 Khris Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and four RBI in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
 Khris Davis went 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 21-7 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Lorenzo Cain (knee) started Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
 Khris Davis went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 9th
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 21st
 Khris Davis went 0-for-5 in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
Lorenzo Cain (oblique) was unavailable for Sunday’s game against the Nationals with an oblique tweak and is expected to miss Monday’s contest against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 18th
Notes 
 Looking for 40 homers? Draft Davis and write it in ink. He has knocked 133 over the last three seasons with 335 RBIs in that time. The floor is as high as you'll find in the first five rounds but the batting average is almost certainly going to be around .250 again
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Cain didn't experience the power growth that many were expecting when he moved from Kansas City to Milwaukee, and his fantasy value was somewhat lessened by an absurdly low RBI count (38). But he did hit north of .300 for the fourth time in five seasons and collected a career-high 30 stolen bases. It's probably time to accept that he is not going to be a 20 HR guy, but he doesn't need to be one to be a top-50 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. And he could be even better than that if everything clicks and he goes .300-15-30 with over 100 runs scored.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Consistency may be the most under-appreciated asset in fantasy baseball. Davis isn't young and flashy, and he won't help you in terms of speed or batting average, but he has delivered 40+ home runs and 100+ RBIs in three straight seasons, establishing himself as an incredibly reliable top-40 hitter in standard roto/categories leagues. In fact, he was so good last year that he finished as the 11th-best hitter. That will likely prove to be his high water mark, but there is little risk associated with using a fourth round pick on Davis.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Cain joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players to hit .300 with 10 homers and 30 steals last season. He set career highs in walk and hard-hit rates atop Milwaukee's lineup, leading to 90 runs scores in 141 games. Yet a troubling injury past and ageism is keeping the veteran outfielder outside the top-five rounds. Having hit at least .300 with 10 homers and 25 steals in three of the last four seasons, he's a relatively safe bargain to target for a speed foundation.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Davis' consistently extends his uncanny streak of batting .247 in four straight seasons. He's also the only player to deposit at least 40 homers in each of the last three seasons. MLB's league-wide batting average dipped to .248 last season, so Oakland's slugger won't torpedo that category. And while power is now easier to find later in drafts, elite power remains a major asset. Having only played 11 games in the outfield, he won't have a position in some leagues. That utility-only label could turn him into a value, as drafters are needlessly reticent of taking such players.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros