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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Tucker or Mallex Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
23 of 46 experts
50%
Recommended by
23 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 98# 102
Best Rank# 72# 30
Worst Rank# 166# 202
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 170# 166
Best Rank# 153# 154
Worst Rank# 207# 200
   
Projections 
   
Runs2323
Home Runs72
RBI2315
Stolen Bases515
Batting Average.254.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 80# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 90
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 30
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 103# 97
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 99# 91
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 95# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 125# 123
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 92
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 133# 109
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 90# 81
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 96# 94
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 115# 98
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 134# 120
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 104
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 89
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 124# 115
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 92# 89
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 124# 110
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 139# 100
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 98# 94
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 105# 102
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 99# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 77# 96
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 78# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 87# 88
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 107
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 91# 97
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 97
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 123
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 96# 112
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 96# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 99# 106
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 104# 120
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 109# 126
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 109# 123
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 113
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 111# 122
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 114# 142
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 116# 119
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 124# 188
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 131# 158
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 162# 202
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 166# 167
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats67510
   
Runs1570
   
Hits18116
   
Singles882
   
Doubles619
   
Triples09
   
Home Runs46
   
RBI1137
   
Stolen Bases546
   
Caught Stealing09
   
Walks442
   
Strikeouts20141
   
Batting Average.269.228
   
On Base Pct.319.300
   
Slugging Pct.537.335
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.635
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats145177
   
Runs2323
   
Hits3745
   
Singles2132
   
Doubles78
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs72
   
RBI2315
   
Stolen Bases515
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks1415
   
Strikeouts3845
   
Batting Average.254.253
   
On Base Pct.318.313
   
Slugging Pct.460.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.671
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Tucker
LF,RF - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
News 
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says the Astros' right field job is Josh Reddick's to lose.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 9th
Mallex Smith, who joined camp Monday, will likely start playing in intrasquad games this weekend. Manager Scott Servais hopes that he can be ready for Opening Day.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 14th
 Kyle Tucker went 1-for-2 with a run scored in the Astros' 6-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 11th
Mallex Smith arrived at summer camp for workouts on Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 13th
 Kyle Tucker went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's split squad game against the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
Mallex Smith is not currently present at Mariners summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 Kyle Tucker went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Astros' 5-1 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 8th
Mallex Smith went 2-for-2 and was caught stealing in the Mariners' 3-7 Cactus League loss to the Cubs on Sunday
Caleb Baggette
Sun, Mar 1st
 Kyle Tucker went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's Grapefruit League loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Mallex Smith went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Mariners' Cactus League game against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Caleb Baggette
Tue, Feb 25th
Notes 
 Josh Reddick can't stand in the way forever. Let's see how Dusty Baker handles Tucker this year. He has five-category upside if he can ever play every day.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The shortened season means better job security for Smith. He's the perfect guy to pair with a Bryan Reynolds or Mark Canha late.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Tucker hasn't lived up to the hype in his first 130 big league at-bats but don't sour on him quite yet. This is a legitimate five-category asset who could go 40/25 HR/SB with a .280 batting average within the next few years. It is tough to tell how quickly it will come but he has to get playing time first.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Stolen bases throughout the game are at an all-time low, and yet Smith, who has stolen 86 bases over the past two seasons, doesn't get a whiff until late in drafts. Yes, his average won't help you, he barely contributes any power, he'll likely bat ninth, and he could lose his job. But owners used to fall all over themselves to draft Billy Hamilton because he could single-handedly keep a fantasy team competitive in steals. Smith can do the same, and on a team with nothing to play for, he's likely to run at every possible opportunity.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Went .269/.319/.537 with four homers and five steals in 72 September plate appearances
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
There is virtually no chance Mallex will hit double-digit homers or even drive in 50 runs. In fact, he batted just .228 last year but steals are steals and Mallex should tally 50 of them for you if he plays the entire season. This is the equivalent of a fantasy asset who hits 80 homers but hurts you in three categories.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros