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Who Should I Draft?

Lorenzo Cain or Mallex Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
36 of 45 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 89# 103
Best Rank# 65# 32
Worst Rank# 139# 202
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 183# 167
Best Rank# 158# 154
Worst Rank# 197# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs2923
Home Runs52
RBI2015
Stolen Bases715
Batting Average.282.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 113
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 90
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 91# 112
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89# 91
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 83# 93
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 126
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 99# 123
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 88# 92
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 109
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 102
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 98# 117
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 78# 97
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 83# 97
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 66# 81
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 92# 188
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 83# 202
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 88# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 105# 106
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 116# 121
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 87# 120
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103# 104
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 102# 140
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 97# 142
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 82# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 120# 123
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 107# 122
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 102# 123
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 86# 88
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 129# 158
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 84# 110
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 75# 100
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 84# 94
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 83# 102
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 139
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 92# 88
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 89
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 94# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101# 97
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 110# 107
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 113# 95
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 118# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats562510
   
Runs7570
   
Hits147116
   
Singles10682
   
Doubles3019
   
Triples09
   
Home Runs116
   
RBI4837
   
Stolen Bases1846
   
Caught Stealing89
   
Walks5042
   
Strikeouts106141
   
Batting Average.262.228
   
On Base Pct.326.300
   
Slugging Pct.374.335
   
On-base Plus Slugging.700.635
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats200177
   
Runs2923
   
Hits5645
   
Singles4131
   
Doubles108
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs52
   
RBI2015
   
Stolen Bases715
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks2016
   
Strikeouts3845
   
Batting Average.282.254
   
On Base Pct.347.314
   
Slugging Pct.404.364
   
On-base Plus Slugging.751.678
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Mallex Smith
CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
News 
  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
  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 
 Maybe it's the age, but I'm blaming his 2019 on injuries. He was just too good in 2018 not to give him a second chance this year.
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
 If you get into the 14th round and need either steals or batting average, Cain will make for an excellent investment. He should again steal 15-20 bags and you can expect the batting average to jump back up closer to that .300 mark he sat at for 4 of the past 6 seasons.
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
  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