Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or Miguel Cabrera (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 91
Best Rank# 41# 38
Worst Rank# 156# 154
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 152
Best Rank# 101# 146
Worst Rank# 146# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs7663
Home Runs2820
RBI7974
Stolen Bases30
Batting Average.248.282
   
Misc 
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 93
   
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Going For 2
# 80# 115
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 41# 87
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 66
   
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USA Today
# 74# 88
   
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RotoChamp
# 55# 94
   
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Razzball
# 52# 93
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 70# 86
   
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Brewer Rat
# 123
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 93
   
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Beast Dome
# 54# 96
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Fake Teams
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Sporfolio
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Athlon Sports
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FanGraphs
# 46
   
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RotoBaller
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FanGraphs
# 82# 87
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 88
   
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RotoBaller
# 80# 92
   
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Freeze Stats
# 61# 154
   
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Razzball
# 47# 84
   
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# 79# 90
   
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Fake Teams
# 64# 121
   
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# 96# 130
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 93
   
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Razzball
# 66# 64
   
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The Athletic
# 76# 75
   
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FantasyPros
# 78# 59
   
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FantasyPros
# 80# 79
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 62
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 82# 81
   
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The Athletic
# 86# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 85
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 91# 75
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 86
   
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# 92# 59
   
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RotoBaller
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The Athletic
# 98# 81
   
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FantasyPros
# 103# 83
   
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# 126# 64
   
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The Athletic
# 127# 115
   
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# 140# 133
   
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Fantrax
# 141# 70
   
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The Athletic
# 147# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 149# 91
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 156# 138
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395134
   
Runs7517
   
Hits10440
   
Singles5026
   
Doubles1711
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs353
   
RBI7922
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks7922
   
Strikeouts13127
   
Batting Average.263.299
   
On Base Pct.391.395
   
Slugging Pct.582.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.973.843
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats467465
   
Runs7663
   
Hits116131
   
Singles6584
   
Doubles2126
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2820
   
RBI7974
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7859
   
Strikeouts14298
   
Batting Average.248.282
   
On Base Pct.355.363
   
Slugging Pct.483.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.832
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
News 
 Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 13-4 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a single in a 7-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-2 in a 12-2 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera had a huge game in a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a grand slam. He finished the night with five RBI.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Cabrera was inserted into the lineup in the clean-up spot for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
James Bisson
Tue, Jun 4th
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
You may be inclined to believe Cabrera is done since he has had two subpar seasons in a row, but he is apparently in the best shape of his life. Add in the fact that he will be spending most of his time as the Tigers DH and we might just have the biggest bounceback player on our hands.
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
Cabrera's 2018 season was cut short after just 38 games due to a torn biceps tendon, but in the limited sample size he looked more like the perennial .300 hitter he's been for most of his career than the guy who hit just .249 in 2017. It is hard to expect much more than around 20 HRs from Cabrera at this point -- his 38 HRs in 2016 is the major outlier of the last five seasons -- but even that kind of power output can be useful when it's accompanied by a strong batting average. He's nowhere near the player he once was, but his days as a mixed league asset aren't over quite yet.
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
On the bright side, Cabrera recorded a .360 wOBA after notching a career-low .313 in 2017. The only problem: He played just 38 games due to a ruptured left biceps tendon. Don't bank on a fully healthy season from the first baseman, who turns 36 in April and has averaged 111 games over the last four seasons. Yet last year proved he's still a prolific hitter when healthy, even if no longer a massive home-run threat. If he falls beyond pick 150, it's worth rolling the dice on one of this generation's best sluggers churning out one more vintage season before his Hall of Fame career bites the dust.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros