Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or Eduardo Escobar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 122
Best Rank# 41# 67
Worst Rank# 156# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 176
Best Rank# 101# 159
Worst Rank# 146# 235
   
Projections 
   
Runs7672
Home Runs2821
RBI7976
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.248.261
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 98# 132
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 140
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 128
   
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DailyOverlay
# 80# 85
   
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The Athletic
# 41# 120
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 127
   
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USA Today
# 74# 108
   
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RotoChamp
# 55# 121
   
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Razzball
# 52# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 94
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 122
   
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The Athletic
# 76# 108
   
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Beast Dome
# 54# 110
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
# 147
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
# 127# 143
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
# 86# 127
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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FanGraphs
# 46# 94
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
# 80# 134
   
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RotoBaller
# 80# 185
   
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FantasyPros
# 78# 140
   
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Freeze Stats
# 61# 121
   
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Razzball
# 47# 127
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 127
   
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# 82# 155
   
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# 79# 131
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 58# 102
   
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# 63# 100
   
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BRoto Fantasy
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# 64# 130
   
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FanGraphs
# 96# 98
   
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Pitcher List
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The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 135
   
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Brewer Rat
# 123# 69
   
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# 140# 106
   
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Fantrax
# 141# 138
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 129
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 156# 155
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 134
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395566
   
Runs7575
   
Hits104154
   
Singles5080
   
Doubles1748
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3523
   
RBI7984
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks7952
   
Strikeouts131126
   
Batting Average.263.272
   
On Base Pct.391.334
   
Slugging Pct.582.489
   
On-base Plus Slugging.973.824
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats467546
   
Runs7672
   
Hits116143
   
Singles6582
   
Doubles2135
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2821
   
RBI7976
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7845
   
Strikeouts142116
   
Batting Average.248.261
   
On Base Pct.355.317
   
Slugging Pct.483.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.774
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
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
Eduardo Escobar hit his 35th homer of the season in Monday's win over the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 17th
 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
Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the D'Backs fell to the Reds 4-3 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the D'Backs fell to the Mets 3-2 on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Eduardo Escobar went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the D'Backs' 4-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 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
Eduardo Escobar hit his 33rd homer of the year in Monday's 14-7 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
 
 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
 
 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