Who Should I Draft?

Marcell Ozuna or Mitch Haniger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 52
Best Rank# 24# 38
Worst Rank# 106# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 83
Best Rank# 63# 60
Worst Rank# 95# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs7787
Home Runs2725
RBI9585
Stolen Bases27
Batting Average.286.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 63
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 40# 62
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 53# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 75
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 45# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 48
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 37# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 37# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 52
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 24# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 32# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 81
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 50# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 58
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 46# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 59
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 25# 68
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 38# 53
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 61# 67
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 53# 65
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 45# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 39# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 57# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 72# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 48
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 45# 51
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 40# 54
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 47# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 52# 49
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 54# 45
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 54# 42
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 60# 47
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 61# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 62# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 53
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 67# 51
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 69# 50
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 70# 53
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 86# 59
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 106# 66
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats582596
   
Runs6990
   
Hits163170
   
Singles122102
   
Doubles1638
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2326
   
RBI8893
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3870
   
Strikeouts110148
   
Batting Average.280.285
   
On Base Pct.325.366
   
Slugging Pct.433.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.859
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569567
   
Runs7787
   
Hits162155
   
Singles10893
   
Doubles2434
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI9585
   
Stolen Bases27
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4662
   
Strikeouts118140
   
Batting Average.286.273
   
On Base Pct.339.344
   
Slugging Pct.479.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.818.819
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
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
Haniger was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday after fouling a ball off himself in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
To update a previous report, Haniger was diagnosed with a testicular contusion, which caused him to be removed from Thursday's game against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Haniger was removed from Thursday's game with a lower-body contusion.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Mitch Haniger went 1-for-2 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and two runs scored against Houston on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
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
Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
Andrew Gould - 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 Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros