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
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 137# 134
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 AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 145# 162
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 129# 156
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 141# 159
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 145# 156
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 114# 146
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 114# 155
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 139# 162
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 141# 142
   
Donkey Teeth
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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 146# 149
   
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
Going For 2
# 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 
 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 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
 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-4 with a double in the team's loss to the Kansas City Royals.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 11th
 Jake Lamb left the game after hitting a double, which he came up limping on. Lamb fell to the ground after the play was over but was able to walk off the field under his own weight. He is scheduled to have a MRI on Thursday.
Garett Thomas
Wed, Apr 3rd
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
 Jake Lamb has left the game early due to a leg injury. It is not known exactly what was injured at this time, but Lamb immediately went to the ground once the play was over.
Garett Thomas
Wed, Apr 3rd
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
 Jake Lamb walked and scored a run in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
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 
 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