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
92%
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
8%
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 137
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
DailyOverlay
# 80# 103
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46# 146
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 155
   
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RotoBaller
# 83# 139
   
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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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 161
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 79# 149
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 58# 158
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 141# 142
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 63# 154
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 77# 153
   
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 (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
The Phillies optioned Maikel Franco to Triple-A on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
 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 third baseman Maikel Franco was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, according to multiple reports. Infielder Brad Miller has been reinstated from the 10-day IL to take Franco's spot on the roster.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 4th
 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 third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 28th
 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 third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a walk in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 20th
 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 third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jul 15th
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