Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or Carlos Santana (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 99
Best Rank# 41# 60
Worst Rank# 156# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 178
Best Rank# 101# 136
Worst Rank# 146# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7683
Home Runs2824
RBI7986
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.248.249
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 98# 101
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 98
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 101
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 80# 96
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 41# 92
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 74# 98
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 110
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 160
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 102
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 97
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 76# 135
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 54# 109
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 69# 114
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 71# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 103
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 147# 167
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 106
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 59# 98
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 86# 116
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 93
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 104
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 108
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 70
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 117
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 83# 108
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 82# 100
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 89
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 91# 105
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 147
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 80# 101
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 137
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 105
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 140
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 47# 147
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 98
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 79# 110
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 58# 90
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 130
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 139
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 64# 193
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 69# 110
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 91
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 79
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 95# 93
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 81
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 101# 97
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 103# 67
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 123# 89
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 126# 61
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 127# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 140# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 141# 112
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 92
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 156# 109
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395560
   
Runs7582
   
Hits104128
   
Singles5074
   
Doubles1728
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3524
   
RBI7986
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks79110
   
Strikeouts13193
   
Batting Average.263.229
   
On Base Pct.391.352
   
Slugging Pct.582.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.973.766
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats467536
   
Runs7683
   
Hits116133
   
Singles6577
   
Doubles2129
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2824
   
RBI7986
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7894
   
Strikeouts14290
   
Batting Average.248.249
   
On Base Pct.355.361
   
Slugging Pct.483.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.810
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
News 
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 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
Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
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