Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or David Peralta (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 73
Best Rank# 36# 36
Worst Rank# 140# 113
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 107# 129
Best Rank# 97# 110
Worst Rank# 128# 140
   
Projections 
   
Runs7576
Home Runs1523
RBI7475
Stolen Bases115
Batting Average.294.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
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# 57# 84
   
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# 67# 88
   
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# 68# 75
   
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# 36# 48
   
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# 82# 89
   
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# 70# 73
   
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# 46# 71
   
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# 67# 93
   
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# 40# 90
   
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# 70# 72
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 73# 76
   
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# 71# 78
   
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# 60# 66
   
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# 70# 71
   
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# 79# 84
   
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# 62# 82
   
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# 67# 69
   
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# 54# 43
   
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# 58# 47
   
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# 58# 51
   
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The Athletic
# 65# 59
   
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# 67# 63
   
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# 70# 59
   
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# 70# 61
   
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# 74# 73
   
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# 75# 73
   
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# 75# 70
   
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# 76# 66
   
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# 77# 59
   
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# 78# 63
   
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# 80# 69
   
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# 81# 68
   
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# 84# 81
   
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# 85# 63
   
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# 85# 80
   
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# 89# 40
   
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# 91# 89
   
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# 92# 61
   
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# 104# 73
   
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# 110# 85
   
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# 121# 84
   
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# 123# 79
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 140# 36
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats570560
   
Runs8975
   
Hits176164
   
Singles121104
   
Doubles3625
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1730
   
RBI7687
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks4848
   
Strikeouts60124
   
Batting Average.309.293
   
On Base Pct.364.352
   
Slugging Pct.468.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.868
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520543
   
Runs7576
   
Hits153154
   
Singles10598
   
Doubles3028
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1523
   
RBI7475
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks4646
   
Strikeouts62116
   
Batting Average.294.284
   
On Base Pct.352.340
   
Slugging Pct.449.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.820
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
News 
 Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
David Peralta will require surgery on his right shoulder and is set to miss the rest of 2019.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 27th
 Michael Brantley went 1-for-2 in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
David Peralta (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
 Michael Brantley went 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 11-9 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
David Peralta hit his 12th homer of the season in Arizona's 6-1 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 19th
 Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
David Peralta went 1-for-6 with a single as the D'Backs fell to the Giants 10-9 in 11 innings on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
 Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
David Peralta was held out of Monday's game due to neck stiffness.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 12th
Notes 
 Batting average tends to be an underrated ability in fantasy baseball, and that is an area in which Brantley excels. But durability is also an underrated commodity, and that has been Brantley downfall for big chunks of his career. If Brantley can just manage to stay healthy, he should be able to contribute enough balanced production across all five roto categories to be a valuable third outfielder in mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Peralta is a .293 career hitter, so it wasn't exactly a surprise that he hit .293 last year. What was shocking, however, was that he hit 30 home runs after never hitting more than 17 in any of his previous four Major League seasons. The power spike was backed up by a ton of hard contact, but his ground ball rate remained high, making a repeat quite unlikely. Buy Peralta for the batting average, and consider anything more than 20 home runs to be a bonus.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Just as everyone gave up on the oft-injured Brantley, he returned from a significant ankle injury to bat .309/.364/.468 with 17 homers and 12 steals in 631 plate appearances. No qualified hitter made more contact (90.9%) than the 31-year-old outfielder, whose 9.5% strikeout rate finished second after Andrelton Simmons. His skill set is likely to get undervalued by drafters seeking flashier power or speed, and he could easily score 100+ runs in the Astros slot him atop their lineup. Health is the only concern.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Peralta batted .293 with a .352 OBP and 14 homers in 2017, but drafters snoozed at his bounce-back campaign. Last year, he batted .293 with a .352 OBP … and 30 homers. And yet he's still fighting for a top-100 spot. Having previously never gone deep more than 17 times in a season, it's safe to project regression given his 29.2% fly-ball rate. An elevated hard-hit rate at least gives him hope of reaching 20 homers, which would make him a useful contributor with a high floor in batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros