Who Should I Draft?

Maikel Franco or Yuli Gurriel (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 136# 137
Best Rank# 82# 80
Worst Rank# 199# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 184# 257
Best Rank# 176# 212
Worst Rank# 203# 384
   
Projections 
   
Runs6462
Home Runs1424
RBI7277
Stolen Bases41
Batting Average.287.258
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 141# 144
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 128# 162
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 122# 156
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 87# 159
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 88# 103
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 147# 181
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 113# 153
   
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RotoChamp
# 82# 167
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 97# 127
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 123# 156
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 151
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 137# 140
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 138# 197
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 99# 165
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 127# 147
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 115# 163
   
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BretskyBall
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 114# 157
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 129# 162
   
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RotoBaller
# 150# 162
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 132
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 103# 118
   
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Razzball
# 113# 169
   
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FantasyPros
# 133# 142
   
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RotoBaller
# 113# 159
   
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Freeze Stats
# 102# 177
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 133# 140
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 130# 161
   
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SportsLine
# 133# 149
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 132# 158
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 143# 154
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 133# 153
   
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FanGraphs
# 114# 121
   
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Pitcher List
# 159# 193
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 136# 137
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 161# 80
   
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FantasyPros
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Fantasy Team Advice
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# 117# 93
   
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FantasyPros
# 109
   
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Razzball
# 126# 113
   
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Beast Dome
# 145# 115
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 134# 125
   
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Razzball
# 142# 126
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 160# 136
   
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The Athletic
# 173# 138
   
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RotoBaller
# 149# 139
   
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Fantrax
# 147# 142
   
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FanGraphs
# 152# 142
   
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FanGraphs
# 146
   
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The Athletic
# 151# 146
   
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Sporfolio
# 197# 151
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 154
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 156# 155
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 162
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 199# 189
   
  Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats537433
   
Runs7048
   
Hits156117
   
Singles10977
   
Doubles3317
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1322
   
RBI8568
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2329
   
Strikeouts6362
   
Batting Average.291.270
   
On Base Pct.323.314
   
Slugging Pct.428.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.751.781
   
  Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats510504
   
Runs6462
   
Hits146130
   
Singles9781
   
Doubles3324
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1424
   
RBI7277
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2436
   
Strikeouts6480
   
Batting Average.287.258
   
On Base Pct.319.308
   
Slugging Pct.440.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.762
   
  Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
News 
 Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
The Phillies optioned Maikel Franco to Triple-A on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
 Yuli Gurriel's (hamstring) is expected to return to the Astros lineup Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Yuli Gurriel (hamstring) won't play this weekend and needs a few more days to recover.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
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
 Yuli Gurriel left Friday's game against the Mariners with left hamstring discomfort.
Dan Harris
Fri, Sep 6th
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
 Yuli Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a double and two walks in Thursday's 11-9 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
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 
 Gurriel isn't going to mash 25 homers like many of the others going in his late-round range, but he is a sure-bet to boost your batting average which is difficult to find as the draft comes to a close.
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
 The only first basemen to bat at least .290 in each of the last two years? Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, and Yuli Gurriel. Houston's career .291 hitter is an underrated stabilizer in batting average who can also drive in 75-85 runs in a stacked lineup. He even popped five homers in September after a long power drought, so the veteran should at least offer double-digit long balls. He's a boring, but productive depth piece for a drafter who loaded up on high-power average liabilities.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros