Who Should I Draft?

Luke Voit or Jake Bauers (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 110# 125
Best Rank# 65# 91
Worst Rank# 170# 181
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 168# 251
Best Rank# 146# 221
Worst Rank# 215# 370
   
Projections 
   
Runs6471
Home Runs2317
RBI7071
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.270.242
   
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# 99# 156
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 141
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 113# 114
   
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USA Today
# 116# 135
   
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# 161
   
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# 113# 126
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 77# 108
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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CBS Sports
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  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Jake Bauers
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats143323
   
Runs3048
   
Hits4665
   
Singles2630
   
Doubles522
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI3648
   
Stolen Bases06
   
Caught Stealing06
   
Walks1754
   
Strikeouts43104
   
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
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats424487
   
Runs6471
   
Hits114118
   
Singles7069
   
Doubles2131
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2317
   
RBI7071
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks4466
   
Strikeouts113128
   
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
1B,LF - CLE
Jake Bauers
News 
 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
Notes 
 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