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
82%
Recommended by
46 of 56 experts
18%
Recommended by
10 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 37
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--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 37# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 33
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 23# 50
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 27# 39
   
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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 25# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 36
   
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 2-for-4 with two singles on Friday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in the Brewers' 4-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Khris Davis went 1-for-4 with a home run on Sunday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 17th
Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 Khris Davis went 1-for-4 with a walk, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 16th
Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a single, home run, one RBI, and one run scored against Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in the Brewers' 11-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
 Khris Davis went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, three RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Brewers' 6-4 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 25th
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