Who Should I Draft?

Lorenzo Cain or Marcell Ozuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 46
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 74# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 75
Best Rank# 49# 63
Worst Rank# 66# 95
   
Projections 
   
Runs8877
Home Runs1327
RBI5495
Stolen Bases242
Batting Average.293.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 69
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 48# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 41
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38# 67
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 86
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 32# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 41
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 34# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 54
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 62
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 47
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 34# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 67
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 51# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 37# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 53
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 34# 60
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 30# 106
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 28
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 39# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 34
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 43# 40
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 44# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 43
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 33
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 50# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 55# 53
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 56# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 40
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 64# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 25
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 71# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 74# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 27
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539582
   
Runs9069
   
Hits166163
   
Singles129122
   
Doubles2516
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1023
   
RBI3888
   
Stolen Bases303
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks7138
   
Strikeouts94110
   
Batting Average.308.280
   
On Base Pct.395.325
   
Slugging Pct.417.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.758
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552569
   
Runs8877
   
Hits162162
   
Singles119108
   
Doubles2724
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1327
   
RBI5495
   
Stolen Bases242
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks6146
   
Strikeouts99118
   
Batting Average.293.286
   
On Base Pct.363.339
   
Slugging Pct.422.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.818
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
News 
 Lorenzo Cain shifted to the cleanup spot in the order for Saturday's game, and received a day off on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a double in the Cardinals' 7-3 loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 26th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
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
Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
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
All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
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
Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros