Who Should I Draft?

Maikel Franco or Miguel Sano (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 134# 158
Best Rank# 80# 73
Worst Rank# 197# 250
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 257# 269
Best Rank# 212# 249
Worst Rank# 384# 343
   
Projections 
   
Runs6265
Home Runs2426
RBI7772
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.258.237
   
Misc 
   
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# 144
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 162
   
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# 159
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 80
   
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USA Today
# 153# 177
   
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# 167# 215
   
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# 127# 212
   
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# 136# 168
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fantasy Fix
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The Athletic
# 131
   
  Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats433266
   
Runs4832
   
Hits11753
   
Singles7726
   
Doubles1714
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2213
   
RBI6841
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2931
   
Strikeouts62115
   
Batting Average.270.199
   
On Base Pct.314.281
   
Slugging Pct.467.399
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.679
   
  Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504431
   
Runs6265
   
Hits130102
   
Singles8155
   
Doubles2421
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2426
   
RBI7772
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3654
   
Strikeouts80168
   
Batting Average.258.237
   
On Base Pct.308.322
   
Slugging Pct.454.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.762.795
   
  Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
News 
 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
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 0-for-2 with a walk in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 12-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is not in the lineup for the team's matchup against the Detroit Tigers on Friday. Sano was also on the bench for Thursday's game. Willians Astudillo is starting at third base and batting eighth.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 0-for-2 with a walk in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 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
Sano is out until at least May with a heel injury so he may not be worth drafting unless your league has DL spots available. If not, he is a great waiver wire pickup a few weeks into the season as his career per-162 profile is near identical to fifth round pick, Rhys Hoskins.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Sano, who has never recorded 500 plate appearances in a big league season, is unlikely to reach that mark in 2019. After injuring his heel during the offseason, he's not expected to be ready until May, at the earliest. There's still the matter of him hitting .199/.281/.398 with a 38.5% strikeout rate last season. While he makes too much hard contact to again bat below the Mendoza line, all the punchouts make him unlikely to climb much higher than his career .244 clip. Because of these holes, drafters should be able to stash a 25-year-old with a high walk rate and top-shelf power on the cheap. Only take him in five-by-five drafts if needing power and getting a steep discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros