Who Should I Draft?

Lorenzo Cain or Tommy Pham (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 44
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 74# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 72
Best Rank# 49# 60
Worst Rank# 66# 73
   
Projections 
   
Runs8891
Home Runs1322
RBI5471
Stolen Bases2417
Batting Average.293.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 73
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 36
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 44# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38# 82
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 74# 81
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 32# 45
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 72
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 34# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 38
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 41
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 39# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 55# 57
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 34# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 45
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 51# 62
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 37# 58
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 43# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 34# 40
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 30# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 36
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 48# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 39
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 50# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 41
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 56# 44
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 47
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 64# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 34
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 71# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 46
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539494
   
Runs90102
   
Hits166136
   
Singles12991
   
Doubles2518
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs1021
   
RBI3863
   
Stolen Bases3015
   
Caught Stealing77
   
Walks7167
   
Strikeouts94140
   
Batting Average.308.275
   
On Base Pct.395.367
   
Slugging Pct.417.464
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.830
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552508
   
Runs8891
   
Hits162138
   
Singles11990
   
Doubles2722
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs1322
   
RBI5471
   
Stolen Bases2417
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks6169
   
Strikeouts99146
   
Batting Average.293.272
   
On Base Pct.363.359
   
Slugging Pct.422.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.820
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
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
Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Athletics by an 8-2 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 24th
 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
Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with one RBI as the Rays lost to the Yankees on Wednesday by a 12-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 with a solo home run to power the Rays to a 6-5 win over the Angels on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
 Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Tommy Pham went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a walk in Friday’s 9-4 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
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
Despite playing 34 fewer games than Andrew Benintendi over the last two seasons, Pham has outplayed him from a fantasy perspective. Pham is being drafted four rounds later and is coming off one of the best second-halfs in the MLB
Bobby Sylvester - 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
After breaking out in 2017 with a .306 average, 23 HRs, and 25 SBs, Pham's numbers were down through nearly 100 games in 2018 before he was traded to Tampa, where he finished with a flurry. The end result was a perfectly respectable .275/102/21/63/15 roto line that was good enough to rank 16th among outfielders. Pham may strike out a bit too much to be a true .300 hitter, but he isn't a batting average liability, and there is no reason he can't again go 20-20 as long as the Rays continue to give him the green light on the base paths. He is a bit of an injury risk, but has shown he can make a big impact in 130-140 games.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Despite batting .248/.331/.399 with a .323 wOBA prior to the Cardinals trading him, Pham's .283 xBA and .364 xwOBA called for a rebound. He did just that and more, going .343/.448/.622 In 39 games with the Rays. Put it all together, and he was one of eight hitters to hit at least .275 with 20 homers and 15 steals. There's room for more across the board, as he recorded MLB's third-best hard-hit rate (48.5%) last season and poached 25 bags in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros