Who Should I Draft?

Luke Voit or Justin Smoak (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 110# 126
Best Rank# 65# 71
Worst Rank# 170# 187
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 168# 197
Best Rank# 146# 188
Worst Rank# 215# 231
   
Projections 
   
Runs6473
Home Runs2328
RBI7081
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.270.245
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 89# 146
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 102
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 121
   
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Going For 2
# 67# 114
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 116# 145
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 113# 150
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 112
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 102# 128
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 122# 132
   
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The Athletic
# 145# 163
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 113# 123
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 116# 120
   
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
# 95# 123
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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# 85
   
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RotoBaller
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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Razzball
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 97
   
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# 113# 110
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 113# 101
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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# 124# 119
   
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The Athletic
# 129# 99
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 130# 96
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 118
   
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Fantrax
# 131# 116
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 132# 108
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 134# 102
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 134# 118
   
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The Athletic
# 136# 132
   
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Razzball
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# 138# 74
   
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The Athletic
# 144# 115
   
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Sporfolio
# 149# 71
   
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Freeze Stats
# 153# 114
   
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CBS Sports
# 157# 137
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 161# 118
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 170# 82
   
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats143505
   
Runs3067
   
Hits46122
   
Singles2663
   
Doubles534
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1525
   
RBI3677
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1783
   
Strikeouts43156
   
Batting Average.322.242
   
On Base Pct.398.350
   
Slugging Pct.671.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.069.808
   
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats424520
   
Runs6473
   
Hits114127
   
Singles7070
   
Doubles2128
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2328
   
RBI7081
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4474
   
Strikeouts113149
   
Batting Average.270.245
   
On Base Pct.338.338
   
Slugging Pct.489.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.801
   
  Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
News 
 Luke Voit went 1-for-5 at the plate with a homer and a walk in the Yankees' extra-innings win over the Angels on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 23rd
Justin Smoak went 4-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run Sunday as the Blue Jays won over the Athletics by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 22nd
 Luke Voit went 1-for-4 at the plate and also walked as the Yankees lost to the Royals by a 6-1 score on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 19th
Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 at the plate with a two-run homer and a second run scored in Saturday's 10-1 win over the A's.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 20th
 Luke Voit went 1-for-4, hitting a double and driving in a run as the Yankees lost to the White Sox on Sunday by a 4-0 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 15th
Justin Smoak went 1-for-4 at the plate with a home run and drove in two runs as the Blue Jays beat the Twins by a 7-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 18th
 Luke Voit went 1-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday as the Yankees lost to the Astros.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 10th
Justin Smoak went 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk and scored a run and drove in a runner as the Blue Jays beat the Twins by a 5-3 score on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 16th
 Luke Voit went 1-for-4 at the plate with one RBI as the Yankees lost to the Astros on Monday by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 9th
Justin Smoak went 1-for-3 at the plate with a three-run home run Thursday as the Blue Jays lost to the Red Sox by a 7-6 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 12th
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
Smoak may not have hit 38 homers with 90 RBIs again like he did in 2017, but there is certainly nothing wrong with the 25 and 77 line he put together. His .242 batting average hurts, but at this stage in the draft, you have to give a little to get this type of power.
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
While Smoak fell off from 2017's 38 homers and 133 wRC+, he still chipped in 25 homers and a 121 wRC+ with help from a stellar 14.0% walk rate in 594 plate appearances. He also dealt with a wrist injury early in the season while maintaining impressive hard-hit (41.5%) and barrel (10.5%) rates. With an ADP outside the top 200, he merely needs to repeat 2018, preferably with some better run production in more games. Yet 30 homers is still in play, in which case he'll make a great corner-infield bargain.
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