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
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
48 of 59 experts
19%
Recommended by
11 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 104
Best Rank# 41# 73
Worst Rank# 156# 272
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 173
Best Rank# 101# 163
Worst Rank# 146# 199
   
Projections 
   
Runs7678
Home Runs2811
RBI7953
Stolen Bases316
Batting Average.248.266
   
Misc 
   
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Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 86
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 80# 99
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 41# 104
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 110
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 74# 107
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 125
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 137
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 134
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 98
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 76# 131
   
Muntradamus
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
FantasyPros
# 79# 99
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 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
Sporfolio
# 62# 272
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46# 74
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 123
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 83# 95
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 95# 100
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 103# 117
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 82# 137
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 104
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 91# 149
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 104
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 80# 86
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 103
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 96
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 118
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 47# 144
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 105
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 103
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 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
FanGraphs
# 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
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 140# 125
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 141# 106
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 147# 130
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 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
   
Runs7591
   
Hits104153
   
Singles50120
   
Doubles1715
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3515
   
RBI7960
   
Stolen Bases319
   
Caught Stealing06
   
Walks7995
   
Strikeouts131155
   
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
   
Runs7678
   
Hits116145
   
Singles65110
   
Doubles2119
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2811
   
RBI7953
   
Stolen Bases316
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks7874
   
Strikeouts142125
   
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
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
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
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
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