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
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 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
DailyOverlay
# 50# 62
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 43# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 49
   
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
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 49
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 54# 44
   
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 solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
 Lorenzo Cain (knee) started Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
 Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 21st
Mitch Haniger (groin) is dealing with some lower-back tightness and is day-to-day amid his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
 Lorenzo Cain (oblique) was unavailable for Sunday’s game against the Nationals with an oblique tweak and is expected to miss Monday’s contest against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 18th
Mitch Haniger (groin) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs in High-A Modesto's loss to Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
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