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
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 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
DailyOverlay
# 40# 62
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 40# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 49
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 49
   
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
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 60# 44
   
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 two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Mitch Haniger (back) has still not been officially ruled out for the season, but his back hasn't shown any tangible improvement and he's likely to sit out the team's remaining games."He still has a few issues going on," manager Scott Servais said. "Obviously we're at the point in the season where it doesn't look great for him getting back on the field. I don't rule out anything, but it would be very difficult."
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and four RBI in Monday's win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, three runs, and two walks in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, an RBI double, another run scored, and a walk in Friday's win over Colorado.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 24th
Mitch Haniger (groin) is dealing with some lower-back tightness and is day-to-day amid his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
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