Who Should I Draft?

Marcell Ozuna or Michael Conforto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 57
Best Rank# 24# 31
Worst Rank# 106# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 106
Best Rank# 63# 76
Worst Rank# 95# 123
   
Projections 
   
Runs7782
Home Runs2729
RBI9588
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.286.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 72
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 44
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 40# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 79
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 41
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 45# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 57
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 37# 45
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 37# 82
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 61# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 75
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 24# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 64
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 72
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 66
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 46# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 44
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 65
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 38# 63
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 52# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 62# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 53# 75
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 45# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 68
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 39# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 85
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 42
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 45# 60
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 40# 67
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 60# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 45
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 53# 47
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 48
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 61# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 58
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 70# 31
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 72# 58
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 86# 75
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 106# 62
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats582543
   
Runs6978
   
Hits163132
   
Singles12278
   
Doubles1625
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2328
   
RBI8882
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks3884
   
Strikeouts110159
   
Batting Average.280.243
   
On Base Pct.325.350
   
Slugging Pct.433.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.797
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569533
   
Runs7782
   
Hits162135
   
Singles10877
   
Doubles2427
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2729
   
RBI9588
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4677
   
Strikeouts118151
   
Batting Average.286.253
   
On Base Pct.339.348
   
Slugging Pct.479.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.818.825
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game is currently suspended at 4-4 in the ninth inning and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Giants. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
Notes 
 Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
We've seen enough of Conforto by now to know that the hype was overblown. Sure, he has had some extremely promising stretches, but over a full year of health in 2018, he wasn't as good as Randal Grichuk who is going over 100 picks later because of the difference in name value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
With 55 home runs over the last two seasons and now entering his age-26 season, Conforto has the makings of a consistent 30-HR guy, but he is unlikely to hit much higher than .250 and doesn't provide many stolen bases. Those limitations cap his upside, at least until he's able to make more consistent contact.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although he returned sooner than expected from shoulder surgery, perhaps Conforto needed more recovery time. He entered the All-Star break batting .216 with a .366 slugging percentage. On the strength of nine September homers, he closed the second half by hitting .273 with a .539 slugging clip. He proved capable of handling fellow lefties (.345 wOBA) and finished a seemingly lost year with 28 long balls. Now healthy and ready for Opening Day, Conforto is a strong bet for 30 homers with a higher batting average if he regains past hard-hit standards prior to injuring his shoulder. This could be the last chance to snag him at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros