Who Should I Draft?

Matt Chapman or Rafael Devers (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 64# 79
Best Rank# 29# 47
Worst Rank# 117# 129
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 103# 142
Best Rank# 86# 122
Worst Rank# 111# 149
   
Projections 
   
Runs9074
Home Runs2725
RBI8281
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.257.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 81
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 70# 90
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 73# 107
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 29# 86
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 53# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 59# 112
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 103# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 74# 129
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 62# 103
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 69# 81
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 63# 69
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 77# 92
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 55# 96
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 80
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 68# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 64# 84
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 68# 72
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 65# 79
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 83
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 64# 72
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 65# 76
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 58# 80
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 116
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 50# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 79
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 56# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 71# 84
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 61# 80
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 71
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 73# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 59# 93
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 87
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 93
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 63# 97
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 66# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 69# 80
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 69# 85
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 77# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 67# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 64# 95
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 55# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 79
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 48# 92
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 52
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 67# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 68# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 69# 52
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 73# 67
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 69
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 71
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 82# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 84# 83
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 86# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 87# 72
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 117# 58
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats547450
   
Runs10059
   
Hits152108
   
Singles8063
   
Doubles4224
   
Triples60
   
Home Runs2421
   
RBI6866
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks5838
   
Strikeouts146121
   
Batting Average.278.240
   
On Base Pct.356.298
   
Slugging Pct.508.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.731
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats558522
   
Runs9074
   
Hits144138
   
Singles7580
   
Doubles3631
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI8281
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks5944
   
Strikeouts157130
   
Batting Average.257.264
   
On Base Pct.328.321
   
Slugging Pct.487.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.793
   
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 27th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double on Wednesday as the Red Sox beat the Rangers.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 26th
 Matt Chapman went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 26th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 at the plate and hit a two-run home run as the Red Sox lost to the Rays in extra innings on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Friday's 8-0 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 with a walk and solo home run Wednesday in a loss against the Giants.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Rafael Devers went 2-for-8 with three strikeouts on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Giants in extra innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
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
Devers was somewhat disappointing in his first full Major League season, hitting just .240 and missing some time with a hamstring strain. But the low batting average was largely due to an unusually low .281 BABIP -- his batted ball profile was nearly identical to his promising 2017 debut. He also managed to produce 21 homers and five steals in just 121 games, not too shabby for a guy who was just 21-years old. The full breakout could be coming this year.
Andrew Seifter - 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
If it weren't for Vlad Jr, Eloy Jimenez would be the top prospect in baseball. He is one month older than Devers, who has already compiled 31 homers in 179 MLB games. He may have struggled last year, but let's not forget that when Alex Bregman was his age, he hadn't even been drafted yet. Devers is a former top prospect and while you may have been disappointed by his performance last year, that type of production is light years ahead of the best 21-year-old sluggers in the world.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Let's remember that Devers is only 22, and his "bad" season still consisted of 21 homers in 490 plate appearances. Although his rapid rise stalled with a .240/.298/.433 slash line, he showed some growth down the stretch with a 10.6% walk rate and .227 ISO after the All-Star break. He has slimmed down during the offseason, so the former uber-prospect is more than capable of circling the bases 25-30 times with a higher batting average. If so, this will be the last time he's available this late.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros