Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or Cesar Hernandez (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Recommended by
48 of 59 experts
Recommended by
11 of 59 experts
ECR# 81# 104
Best Rank# 41# 73
Worst Rank# 156# 272
Composite# 110# 173
Best Rank# 101# 163
Worst Rank# 146# 199
Home Runs2811
Stolen Bases316
Batting Average.248.266
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 86
Brad Richter
# 80# 99
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 41# 104
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 110
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 74# 107
Site Projections
# 55# 125
Grey Albright
# 52# 137
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 134
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 98
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 76# 131
Beast Dome
# 54# 85
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 69# 129
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 71# 118
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 99
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 101# 124
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81# 113
Andrew Gould
# 79# 99
Wayne Bretsky
# 59# 73
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 105
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 86# 120
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 111
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 136
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 110
Mario Mergola
# 62# 272
Paul Sporer
# 46# 74
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 123
Bill Dubiel
# 83# 95
Nick Mariano
# 95# 100
Bobby Sylvester
# 103# 117
Justin Mason
# 82# 137
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 104
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 91# 149
Donkey Teeth
# 66# 104
Dan Harris
# 80# 86
Pierre Camus
# 80# 103
Andrew Seifter
# 78# 96
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 118
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 47# 144
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 105
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 103
Jacob Gibbs
# 79# 106
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 58# 112
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 84
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 107
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 64# 150
Ariel Cohen
# 96# 110
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 69# 103
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 89
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 76
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 98# 94
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 123# 104
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 126# 80
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 127# 119
Fantasy Team Advice
# 140# 125
Mick Ciallela
# 141# 106
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 147# 130
Rudy Gamble
# 149# 146
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 156# 154
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 110
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
2018 Stats 
At Bats395605
Home Runs3515
Stolen Bases319
Caught Stealing06
Batting Average.263.253
On Base Pct.391.356
Slugging Pct.582.362
On-base Plus Slugging.973.718
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
2019 Projections 
At Bats467543
Home Runs2811
Stolen Bases316
Caught Stealing16
Batting Average.248.266
On Base Pct.355.354
Slugging Pct.483.381
On-base Plus Slugging.838.736
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
 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
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Braves. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 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
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Mets. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 in Friday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 31st
 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
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is not in the team's lineup on Monday for not hustling out a hit in Sunday's game against the Marlins. Scott Kingery will start at second base.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 26th
 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
Hernandez may be about as boring as it gets, but you should be glad to welcome 15 homers, 20 steals and 90 runs onto your roster. That is the production he gave fantasy owners last year and you may want to keep in mind that he had a .294 batting average the two previous seasons.
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
Here's a case of launch angle not always helping. Hernandez elevated his launch angle from 3.3 to 9.4, and the philosophy shift produced a career-high 15 homers. He also, however, batted .253 after back-to-back .294 campaigns. The drop could potentially cost the second baseman his spot atop a Philadelphia lineup that has added Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. An extra handful of homers isn't worth the average sacrifice for fantasy investors either, so here's to Hernandez resetting his approach and going back to being an on-base machine who could easily score 100 runs if batting leadoff. Regardless of his plate approach, he has delivered 15-19 steals in each of the past four seasons, making him a steady middle-infield target.
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