Who Should I Draft?

Matt Chapman or Max Muncy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 81
Best Rank# 29# 41
Worst Rank# 117# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 103# 110
Best Rank# 86# 101
Worst Rank# 111# 146
   
Projections 
   
Runs9076
Home Runs2728
RBI8279
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.257.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 82# 98
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 80
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 65
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 70
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 73# 80
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 29# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 59# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 70
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 69# 84
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 73# 76
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 63# 156
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 55# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 140
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 68# 147
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 67# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 64# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 68# 149
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 84# 127
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 87
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 64# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 65# 92
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 58# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 126
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 71# 95
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 69# 103
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 61# 82
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 64
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 73# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 80
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 66# 92
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 82
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 69# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 67# 141
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 55# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 96
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 48# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 66
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 50# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 63# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 64# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 61
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 65# 59
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 76
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 77# 69
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 77# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 86# 54
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 87# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 103# 55
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 117# 77
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats547395
   
Runs10075
   
Hits152104
   
Singles8050
   
Doubles4217
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs2435
   
RBI6879
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks5879
   
Strikeouts146131
   
Batting Average.278.263
   
On Base Pct.356.391
   
Slugging Pct.508.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.973
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558467
   
Runs9076
   
Hits144116
   
Singles7565
   
Doubles3621
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2728
   
RBI8279
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks5978
   
Strikeouts157142
   
Batting Average.257.248
   
On Base Pct.328.355
   
Slugging Pct.487.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.838
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
News 
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 16th
Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
 Matt Chapman was not in the lineup for Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Max Muncy, who left Wednesday's game versus the Padres, has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 Matt Chapman went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 9th
Max Muncy hit his 33rd homer of the season in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-3 with a three-home run and a walk in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Max Muncy went 1-for-1 with a solo homer, three walks, and three runs scored in the Dodgers' blowout win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 21st
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
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
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
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
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
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros