Who Should I Draft?

Maikel Franco or Carlos Santana (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 134
Best Rank# 60# 80
Worst Rank# 193# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 257
Best Rank# 136# 212
Worst Rank# 196# 384
   
Projections 
   
Runs8362
Home Runs2424
RBI8677
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.249.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101# 144
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 162
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 156
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 159
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 96# 103
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 92# 181
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 153
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 167
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 136
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89# 154
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 156
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 138
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 109# 115
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 140
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 197
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 162
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 125
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 147
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 163
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 113
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 146
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 144
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 116# 141
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 156
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 157
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 93
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 162
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 151
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 104# 156
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 155
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 108# 139
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 93# 162
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 91
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 100# 142
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 132
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 118
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 147# 169
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 142
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 159
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 177
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 140
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 149
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112# 142
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 121
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 110# 193
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 137
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 80
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 93
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 147# 126
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 160# 127
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 146
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 165
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 189
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560433
   
Runs8248
   
Hits128117
   
Singles7477
   
Doubles2817
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2422
   
RBI8668
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks11029
   
Strikeouts9362
   
Batting Average.229.270
   
On Base Pct.352.314
   
Slugging Pct.414.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.781
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536504
   
Runs8362
   
Hits133130
   
Singles7781
   
Doubles2924
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2424
   
RBI8677
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks9436
   
Strikeouts9080
   
Batting Average.249.258
   
On Base Pct.361.308
   
Slugging Pct.449.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.762
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
News 
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 7-2 loss to the Reds on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday’s win over the Cardinals. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, May 30th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a double in the team's loss to the Kansas City Royals.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 11th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks in a 5-2 win over the Yankees on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Maikel Franco went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in Philadelphia's 7-3 victory over Detroit Wednesday night.
John Pritchard
Thu, May 2nd
 Cleveland Indians DH Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a double in a 5-4 loss to the Twins on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Apr 27th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-2 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 22nd
Notes 
 Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Franco has always had plenty of potential, but has yet to put it together for a full season. Over his final 350 at-bats last year, he was excellent and now that the Phillies bulked up their lineup, it is possible that Franco could break out for a .280, 25 homer, 100 RBI season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros