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
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 42
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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 47
   
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 Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 34
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 48# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 39
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 50# 38
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 41
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 54# 49
   
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 (ankle) says he is planning to play in Tuesday's National League Wild Card game versus the Nats.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
Tommy Pham went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday’s 6-2 win over the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 28th
 Lorenzo Cain suffered a sprained ankle in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 29th
Tommy Pham went 5-for-6 with a two-run double, a stolen base and three runs scored to lead the Rays to an 8-7 victory over the Dodgers in extra innings on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 28th
Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Angels by an 11-4 score on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run while also driving in a run on Wednesday as the Rays lost to the Rangers by a 10-9 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
 Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
Tommy Pham left Thursday's game with right forearm tightness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 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
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