Who Should I Draft?

Max Muncy or Yuli Gurriel (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 81# 136
Best Rank# 41# 82
Worst Rank# 156# 199
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 110# 184
Best Rank# 101# 176
Worst Rank# 146# 203
   
Projections 
   
Runs7664
Home Runs2814
RBI7972
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.248.287
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 98# 141
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 128
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 122
   
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DailyOverlay
# 80# 88
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 41# 147
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 161
   
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USA Today
# 74# 113
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 82
   
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Razzball
# 52# 97
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 70# 160
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 123
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 123
   
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The Athletic
# 76# 173
   
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Beast Dome
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 76
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
# 127# 151
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
# 86# 132
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 92# 129
   
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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# 62# 197
   
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# 46
   
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RotoBaller
# 95# 150
   
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# 64# 111
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
# 80# 133
   
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RotoBaller
# 80# 113
   
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FantasyPros
# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 102
   
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Razzball
# 47# 142
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 92# 133
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 130
   
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# 79# 133
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 58# 132
   
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# 141# 147
   
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# 63# 143
   
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# 77# 133
   
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# 64# 199
   
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# 96# 114
   
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# 140# 130
   
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# 147# 99
   
Rudy Gamble
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# 149# 126
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 156# 151
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 87
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395537
   
Runs7570
   
Hits104156
   
Singles50109
   
Doubles1733
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3513
   
RBI7985
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks7923
   
Strikeouts13163
   
Batting Average.263.291
   
On Base Pct.391.323
   
Slugging Pct.582.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.973.751
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats467510
   
Runs7664
   
Hits116146
   
Singles6597
   
Doubles2133
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2814
   
RBI7972
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7824
   
Strikeouts14264
   
Batting Average.248.287
   
On Base Pct.355.319
   
Slugging Pct.483.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.758
   
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
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
Yuli Gurriel was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Angels due to a stomach illness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Yuli Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Yuli Gurriel's (hamstring) is expected to return to the Astros lineup Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
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
Gurriel isn't going to mash 25 homers like many of the others going in his late-round range, but he is a sure-bet to boost your batting average which is difficult to find as the draft comes to a close.
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
The only first basemen to bat at least .290 in each of the last two years? Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, and Yuli Gurriel. Houston's career .291 hitter is an underrated stabilizer in batting average who can also drive in 75-85 runs in a stacked lineup. He even popped five homers in September after a long power drought, so the veteran should at least offer double-digit long balls. He's a boring, but productive depth piece for a drafter who loaded up on high-power average liabilities.
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