Who Should I Draft?

Lorenzo Cain or Eddie Rosario (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 46
Best Rank# 27# 28
Worst Rank# 74# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 80
Best Rank# 49# 72
Worst Rank# 66# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs8885
Home Runs1325
RBI5483
Stolen Bases249
Batting Average.293.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 46
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 41
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 43
   
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The Athletic
# 48# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 59
   
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USA Today
# 29# 60
   
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RotoChamp
# 42# 45
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 38
   
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Beast Dome
# 38# 43
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 65
   
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CBS Sports
# 32# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 62
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 64# 70
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
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Razzball
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
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FanGraphs
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Fantasy Six Pack
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Razzball
# 32# 60
   
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
# 37# 66
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 37# 44
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 45
   
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SportsLine
# 43# 52
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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Fantrax
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BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 54
   
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Fake Teams
# 34# 76
   
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Pitcher List
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The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 50
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 32
   
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The Athletic
# 41# 29
   
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The Athletic
# 44# 43
   
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RotoBaller
# 45# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 34
   
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# 45# 40
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 43
   
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DailyOverlay
# 50# 37
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 36
   
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Razzball
# 51# 36
   
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BretskyBall
# 54# 45
   
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FantasyPros
# 55# 47
   
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The Athletic
# 56# 50
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 56# 37
   
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Razzball
# 62# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 51
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 71# 65
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 74# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 28
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539559
   
Runs9087
   
Hits166161
   
Singles129104
   
Doubles2531
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1024
   
RBI3877
   
Stolen Bases308
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks7130
   
Strikeouts94104
   
Batting Average.308.288
   
On Base Pct.395.323
   
Slugging Pct.417.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.803
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552576
   
Runs8885
   
Hits162162
   
Singles119102
   
Doubles2732
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1325
   
RBI5483
   
Stolen Bases249
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks6134
   
Strikeouts99113
   
Batting Average.293.282
   
On Base Pct.363.322
   
Slugging Pct.422.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.803
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
News 
 Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a run in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 20th
 Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two homers, two runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
 Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs, two RBI, and a walk in a 9-5 win over the Indians in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Lorenzo Cain (knee) started Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run in a 5-0 win over Washington on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
 Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 21st
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 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
Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
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
Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
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
Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros