Who Should I Draft?

Lorenzo Cain or Yasiel Puig (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 43
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 74# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 76
Best Rank# 49# 69
Worst Rank# 66# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs8874
Home Runs1327
RBI5482
Stolen Bases2414
Batting Average.293.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 59
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 48# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 45
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 65
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 40
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38# 108
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 53
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 32# 64
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 48
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 34# 45
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 75
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 39# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 70
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 34# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 54
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 37# 42
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 43# 59
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 34# 42
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 30# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 26
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 44# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 38
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 37
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 50# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 39
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 51# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 27
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 55# 35
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 56# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 64# 28
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 71# 42
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 74# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 34
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539405
   
Runs9060
   
Hits166108
   
Singles12963
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1023
   
RBI3863
   
Stolen Bases3015
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks7136
   
Strikeouts9487
   
Batting Average.308.267
   
On Base Pct.395.327
   
Slugging Pct.417.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.820
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552499
   
Runs8874
   
Hits162137
   
Singles11982
   
Doubles2726
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1327
   
RBI5482
   
Stolen Bases2414
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks6151
   
Strikeouts99106
   
Batting Average.293.274
   
On Base Pct.363.341
   
Slugging Pct.422.495
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.836
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
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
Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, and two runs scored in the Reds' 11-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
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
Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Reds' 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
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
Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a double in the Reds' 7-1 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Cardinals 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
Puig was a steady-if-unspectacular performer over his last two seasons in Los Angeles, settling in as a player who could hit around .265 while approaching 30 HRs and 15 SBs. He'll get a nice ballpark upgrade in his new home of Cincinnati, Ohio, and there is some belief that he will also benefit from being away from the distractions of LA, but it is hard to justify drastically raising our expectations for Puig until we see some evidence of it on the field. Don't overrate him, but he's certainly worth considering at his current ADP of 91.3.
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
Puig's career has been a bit of a disappointment, but even so, his last two seasons have been excellent. In that time, he has 30 homers and 18 SB per 162 games. If he is able to stay healthy, we could be looking at a further breakout to 35 and 20 thanks to a major ballpark upgrade in Cincy this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Puig has become every drafter's friend since getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Although never matching the immediate high of his story-book debut, the outfielder has registered a .349 wOBA and 15 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Escaping the NL West juggernaut's jammed roster solidifies ample playing time, and he changes venues to one of baseball's best hitter's parks. Most projection systems forecast around 25-30 home runs with 12-16 steals while batting in the .270 vicinity. Those numbers would satisfy drafters who dip into the top 100 to snag an increasingly popular target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros