Who Should I Draft?

Lorenzo Cain or Mitch Haniger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
50 of 56 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 52
Best Rank# 27# 38
Worst Rank# 74# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 83
Best Rank# 49# 60
Worst Rank# 66# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs8887
Home Runs1325
RBI5485
Stolen Bases247
Batting Average.293.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 63
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 50
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 50# 62
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 48# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 75
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 48
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 44# 68
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38# 51
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 59
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 32# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 52
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 81
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 58
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 34# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 45
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 68
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 39# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 55# 65
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 34# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 48
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 51# 53
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 37# 51
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 43# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 38
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 34# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 46
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 30# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 40
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 56# 42
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 64# 44
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 71# 67
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 74# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 59
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539596
   
Runs9090
   
Hits166170
   
Singles129102
   
Doubles2538
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs1026
   
RBI3893
   
Stolen Bases308
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks7170
   
Strikeouts94148
   
Batting Average.308.285
   
On Base Pct.395.366
   
Slugging Pct.417.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.859
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552567
   
Runs8887
   
Hits162155
   
Singles11993
   
Doubles2734
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1325
   
RBI5485
   
Stolen Bases247
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks6162
   
Strikeouts99140
   
Batting Average.293.273
   
On Base Pct.363.344
   
Slugging Pct.422.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.819
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
News 
 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
Haniger was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday after fouling a ball off himself in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
To update a previous report, Haniger was diagnosed with a testicular contusion, which caused him to be removed from Thursday's game against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Haniger was removed from Thursday's game with a lower-body contusion.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Mitch Haniger went 1-for-2 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and two runs scored against Houston on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
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
Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
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
Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
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
Although Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros