Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or Maikel Franco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
51 of 56 experts
9%
Recommended by
5 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 134
Best Rank# 41# 80
Worst Rank# 156# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 257
Best Rank# 101# 212
Worst Rank# 146# 384
   
Projections 
   
Runs7662
Home Runs2824
RBI7977
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.248.258
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 98# 144
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 162
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 156
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 80# 103
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 41# 181
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 74# 153
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 167
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 52# 127
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 136
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 123# 154
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 156
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 76# 138
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 54# 115
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 156
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 69# 140
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 71# 197
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 162
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 147# 165
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 101# 125
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81# 147
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 79# 163
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 59# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 127# 146
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 144
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 86# 141
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 156
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 62# 157
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 162
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 62# 151
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 80# 156
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46# 146
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 155
   
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RotoBaller
# 83# 139
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 95# 162
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 82# 142
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 132
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 91# 118
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 66# 169
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 80# 142
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 80# 159
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 177
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 47# 126
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 140
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 79# 149
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 141# 142
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 64# 189
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 121
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 69# 193
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 137
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 103# 91
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 126# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 140# 93
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 113
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 159
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395433
   
Runs7548
   
Hits104117
   
Singles5077
   
Doubles1717
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3522
   
RBI7968
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks7929
   
Strikeouts13162
   
Batting Average.263.270
   
On Base Pct.391.314
   
Slugging Pct.582.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.973.781
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats467504
   
Runs7662
   
Hits116130
   
Singles6581
   
Doubles2124
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2824
   
RBI7977
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks7836
   
Strikeouts14280
   
Batting Average.248.258
   
On Base Pct.355.308
   
Slugging Pct.483.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.762
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
News 
 Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with two solo homers and a walk as the Dodgers fell to the Angels 5-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday’s win over the Cardinals. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, May 30th
 Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a double in the team's loss to the Kansas City Royals.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 11th
 Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a walk as the Dodges fell to the Giants 2-1 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Maikel Franco went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in Philadelphia's 7-3 victory over Detroit Wednesday night.
John Pritchard
Thu, May 2nd
 Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as the Dodgers beat the Phillies 4-3 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Apr 27th
 Max Muncy went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Dodgers' walk-off win over the Mets on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 30th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 22nd
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
Franco has always had plenty of potential, but has yet to put it together for a full season. Over his final 350 at-bats last year, he was excellent and now that the Phillies bulked up their lineup, it is possible that Franco could break out for a .280, 25 homer, 100 RBI season.
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