Who Should I Draft?

Maikel Franco or Jake Lamb (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jake Lamb
3B - ARI
Jake Lamb
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 135# 137
Best Rank# 101# 80
Worst Rank# 189# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 265# 257
Best Rank# 237# 212
Worst Rank# 389# 384
   
Projections 
   
Runs7162
Home Runs2224
RBI7577
Stolen Bases41
Batting Average.242.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 145# 162
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 156
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 141# 159
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 130# 181
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 165# 167
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 101# 154
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 132# 156
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 143
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 147# 197
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 142# 162
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 143# 147
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 150# 163
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 140# 141
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 133# 156
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 145# 162
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 111# 151
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 114# 146
   
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Pitcher List
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RotoBaller
# 139# 162
   
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FanGraphs
# 141# 142
   
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Razzball
# 137# 169
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 141# 142
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 115# 159
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 155# 177
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 125# 126
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 140# 161
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 146# 149
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 156# 158
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 122# 154
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 106# 153
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 181# 189
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 188# 193
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 125# 80
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 131# 91
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 139# 93
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 93
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 146# 103
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 116# 109
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 159# 113
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 169# 115
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 157# 115
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 122# 118
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 131# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 151# 125
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 131# 127
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 165# 132
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 141# 136
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 155# 137
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 151# 138
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 185# 139
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 141# 140
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 162# 140
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 153# 142
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 145# 144
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 153# 144
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 157# 146
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 156# 153
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 161# 157
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 189# 165
   
  Jake Lamb
3B - ARI
Jake Lamb
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats207433
   
Runs3448
   
Hits46117
   
Singles3277
   
Doubles817
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs622
   
RBI3168
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2629
   
Strikeouts6562
   
Batting Average.222.270
   
On Base Pct.307.314
   
Slugging Pct.348.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.655.781
   
  Jake Lamb
3B - ARI
Jake Lamb
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats482504
   
Runs7162
   
Hits116130
   
Singles6781
   
Doubles2524
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2224
   
RBI7577
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks6336
   
Strikeouts13880
   
Batting Average.242.258
   
On Base Pct.330.308
   
Slugging Pct.442.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.771.762
   
  Jake Lamb
3B - ARI
Jake Lamb
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
News 
 Jake Lamb went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored in the Diamondbacks' 8-6 win over the Rockies on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 13th
The Phillies optioned Maikel Franco to Triple-A on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
 Jake Lamb hit his first homer of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 7th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, according to multiple reports. Infielder Brad Miller has been reinstated from the 10-day IL to take Franco's spot on the roster.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
 Jake Lamb went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to the Arizona lineup on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 27th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 28th
 D'Backs manager Torey Lovullo says Jake Lamb (quad) should return by the end of the month.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a walk in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 20th
 Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that Lamb has a Grade 2 strain of his left quad and will miss roughly six weeks.
James Bisson
Fri, Apr 5th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jul 15th
Notes 
 You may not feel great about drafting Lamb after his trainwreck 2018 season, but he is just one year removed from 30 homers and 105 RBIs so don't sleep on him bouncing back. With that said, the move to the humidor in Arizona makes it seem as though his ceiling is a bit lower than what we saw from him in 2017.
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