Who Should I Draft?

Luke Voit or Jake Bauers (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Jake Bauers
Jake Bauers
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
ECR# 110# 125
Best Rank# 65# 91
Worst Rank# 170# 181
Composite# 168# 251
Best Rank# 146# 221
Worst Rank# 215# 370
Home Runs2317
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.270.242
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 89# 151
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 156
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 141
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 67# 138
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 113# 114
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 116# 135
Site Projections
# 161
Grey Albright
# 113# 126
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 108
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 113# 140
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 102# 157
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 109
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 145# 181
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 116# 130
Wayne Bretsky
# 89# 175
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 95# 133
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 98# 141
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 83# 112
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 86# 150
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 132
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 119# 121
Paul Sporer
# 85# 160
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 140
Bill Dubiel
# 82# 146
Nick Mariano
# 65# 156
Justin Mason
# 130# 165
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 116# 122
Donkey Teeth
# 68# 100
Dan Harris
# 114# 125
Pierre Camus
# 105# 132
Andrew Seifter
# 82# 107
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 114# 160
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 116# 129
Mick Ciallela
# 131# 132
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 95# 104
Ariel Cohen
# 120# 124
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 142# 164
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 113# 104
Andrew Gould
# 118# 116
Fantasy Team Advice
# 122# 94
Jacob Gibbs
# 124# 114
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 125# 118
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 129# 116
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 132# 120
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 134# 104
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 134# 116
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 136# 97
Rudy Gamble
# 137# 98
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 138# 119
Beast Dome
# 138# 95
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 144# 91
Mario Mergola
# 149# 143
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 153# 136
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 157# 109
Bobby Sylvester
# 170# 122
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 145
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Jake Bauers
Jake Bauers
2018 Stats 
At Bats143323
Home Runs1511
Stolen Bases06
Caught Stealing06
Batting Average.322.201
On Base Pct.398.316
Slugging Pct.671.384
On-base Plus Slugging1.069.700
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Jake Bauers
Jake Bauers
2019 Projections 
At Bats424487
Home Runs2317
Stolen Bases112
Caught Stealing17
Batting Average.270.242
On Base Pct.338.333
Slugging Pct.489.419
On-base Plus Slugging.827.752
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Jake Bauers
Jake Bauers
 Luke Voit is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-4 with a homer in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 26th
 Luke Voit went 2-for-2 with two walks and hit a solo home run as the Yankees lost to the White Sox by a 10-2 score on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Jake Bauers has been scratched from Monday's lineup with a left ankle sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 24th
 Luke Voit went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer as the Yankees defeated the Mets 12-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and an RBI in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
 Voit is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, a homer, four RBI, and two runs in a 13-4 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 Luke Voit went 1-for-3 with a home run, walk and another run scored in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 3rd
Cleveland Indians outfielder Jake Bauers went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 7-6 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 Voit was extraordinary for the Yankees once they acquired him from St. Louis last year. In fact, he may have been one of the best hitters in baseball. Don't expect that for all of 2019, but don't be shocked if he puts up a Jesus Aguilar type of season either.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although Bauers was awful last year with a .201 batting average, there is plenty of reason for optimism. Bauers should provide 15 to 20 homers with double-digit steals and a significantly better batting average in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After bouncing around the Cardinals' minor league system for seven years, Voit finally experienced some Major League success after moving to the Yankees. He hit a blistering .322 with 15 home runs over 47 games in Pinstripes, begging the question of whether that was a true breakout or a mirage. The answer likely lies somewhere in between. Voit's 40.5 percent HR/FB rate is the definition of unsustainable, but his batted ball data suggest he does have some legitimate pop in his bat. He's unlikely to hit anywhere close to .322 again, but if he can hold down a starting job in New York -- which is no certainty -- it is not hard envision him hitting 25-30 home runs with good run production over the course of a full season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
A Debbie Downer will point to Bauers' .201 batting average, but he also registered 11 homers, six steals, and a 13.9% walk rate in 388 plate appearances. He arrived strong with a .371 wOBA before the All-Star break, but his strikeouts then skyrocketed (30.5%). Cleveland acquired him to replace Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion as the everyday first baseman who will likely bat in a prime run-producing spot in a lineup featuring Jose Ramirez and (eventually) Francisco Lindor. Even if he doesn't possess a high average, Bauer makes a fine corner infielder or fourth/fifth outfielder because of his availability to contribute everywhere else.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Voit dominated (.322/.398/.671, 15 HRs) in 47 games with the Yankees. His .447 wOBA matched Mike Trout, and his .437 wxOBA topped every hitter with at least 150 plate appearances. He also, however, posted a 40.5 HR/FB% with an abysmal 68.9% contact rate, stats which respectively scream HR and AVG regression. Given the microscopic sample size attached to 2018's breakout, there's still a chance he falls into the short end of a platoon with Greg Bird. Yet the scorching contact suggests he could ward off some red flags and leverage Yankee Stadium into a 30-homer campaign. Weigh the risks and rewards before determining whether to swing for the fences.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros