Who Should I Draft?

Matt Chapman or Jurickson Profar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
55 of 59 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 95
Best Rank# 29# 61
Worst Rank# 117# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 103# 140
Best Rank# 86# 112
Worst Rank# 111# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs9079
Home Runs2717
RBI8268
Stolen Bases39
Batting Average.257.257
   
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The Athletic
# 82# 83
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 110
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 74
   
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# 70# 109
   
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DailyOverlay
# 73# 170
   
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The Athletic
# 29# 93
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 81
   
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USA Today
# 59# 93
   
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# 103# 140
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 62# 76
   
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Brewer Rat
# 39# 111
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 73# 107
   
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# 68# 61
   
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# 74# 71
   
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# 87# 83
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 117# 111
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats547524
   
Runs10082
   
Hits152133
   
Singles8072
   
Doubles4235
   
Triples66
   
Home Runs2420
   
RBI6877
   
Stolen Bases110
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks5854
   
Strikeouts14688
   
Batting Average.278.254
   
On Base Pct.356.335
   
Slugging Pct.508.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.793
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558536
   
Runs9079
   
Hits144138
   
Singles7586
   
Doubles3632
   
Triples54
   
Home Runs2717
   
RBI8268
   
Stolen Bases39
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks5954
   
Strikeouts15790
   
Batting Average.257.257
   
On Base Pct.328.325
   
Slugging Pct.487.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.752
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
News 
 Matt Chapman went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 22nd
Jurickson Profar went 0-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 11th
 Matt Chapman went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI, a walk, and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 6th
 Matt Chapman went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and another run scored in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 16th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 4th
 Matt Chapman went 2-for-4 with two home runs, and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Giants.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Twins.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Giants.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI, a walk, and three runs scored in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 17th
Notes 
 While it may be appealing to draft incredible real-life players, there is a major difference between fringe AL MVP candidate and top 80 fantasy baseball player. Chapman's defensive prowess doesn't transfer over, unfortunately, so rather, we are looking at a mediocre power hitter with some batting average concerns.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Profar finally got a full chance last year for Texas and posted 20 homers and 10 stolen bases. He takes a hit in projections moving from Texas to Oakland's ballpark, but keep in mind that he just turned 26 years old and very likely hasn't hit his prime yet.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Chapman didn't hit quite as many homers in 2018 as fantasy owners may have hoped, after displaying 30-HR power in the minors. But he made up for it with much lower strikeout rate than he had in the minors, riding that and a .338 BABIP to a .278 batting average and even 100 runs scored. The high BABIP all but ensures that Chapman's batting average will fall in 2019, but if he's able to keep the strikeouts in check he could be more of a .260 hitter than a .240 one. He also still has clear 30 HR potential if he can just elevate the ball more -- his 40.3 percent ground ball rate last year was much higher than he ever had in the minors.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Profar finally delivered on some of his long-forgotten prospect hype in 2018, putting up 20 homers and 10 steals with decent run production numbers. It remains to be seen if he can maintain or improve on those numbers, but he's another reasonable bench stash considering his prospect pedigree and the fact he'll have position eligibility all over the diamond.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Although he underwent offseason surgery, Chapman is expected to be ready by Oakland's season opener in Tokyo on March 20. Fantasy investors don't reap the rewards of his Gold Glove at third, and typical five-by-five gamers didn't fully benefit from his 42 doubles. Yet those strengths led to a steadfast starting role and 100 runs scored. Having towered as many as 36 homers in a minor league season, he could expand upon last season's 23. He also make quiet contact gains to support his .278 batting average, so even if Chapman doesn't take another step further, he also won't regress as much as most projections expect.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
It took a bit longer than expected, but Profar finally emerged as a strong major leaguer by batting .254/.335/.458 with 20 homers and 10 steals. The Rangers oddly moved him to the A's, a move that presents a major ballpark downgrade after he slugged .511 in Arlington. Aside from a possible average uptick, the skills don't portend another leap forward. Perhaps the biggest incentive to drafting Profar is gleaning eligibility at first base, third, shortstop, and even second (10 games) in some leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros