Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Dee Gordon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 78
Best Rank# 36# 47
Worst Rank# 140# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 107# 101
Best Rank# 97# 76
Worst Rank# 128# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7569
Home Runs154
RBI7441
Stolen Bases1137
Batting Average.294.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 57# 80
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 75
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 67# 71
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 54# 88
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 70
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 68# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 66
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 105
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 77
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 73
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 40# 60
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 78# 82
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 87
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 73# 80
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 70# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 88
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 61# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 74
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 109
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 79
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 104# 160
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 70# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 85
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 64# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 82
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 71# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 84
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 58# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 76# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 94
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 74# 84
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 61# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 82
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 70# 94
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 79# 134
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 62# 81
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 77# 101
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 58# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 75
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 67# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 72
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 75# 72
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 75# 74
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 76# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 64
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 81# 73
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 72
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 85# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 85# 66
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 89# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 91# 75
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 92# 83
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 110# 48
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 121# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 123# 103
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 140# 78
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats570556
   
Runs8962
   
Hits176149
   
Singles121120
   
Doubles3617
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs174
   
RBI7636
   
Stolen Bases1230
   
Caught Stealing312
   
Walks489
   
Strikeouts6080
   
Batting Average.309.268
   
On Base Pct.364.288
   
Slugging Pct.468.349
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.637
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520571
   
Runs7569
   
Hits153160
   
Singles105129
   
Doubles3019
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs154
   
RBI7441
   
Stolen Bases1137
   
Caught Stealing312
   
Walks4619
   
Strikeouts6286
   
Batting Average.294.280
   
On Base Pct.352.303
   
Slugging Pct.449.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.661
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
News 
 Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday’s 4-0 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 28th
Dee Gordon went 1-for-2 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
 Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Dee Gordon 2-for-3 with a double in Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
 Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
Dee Gordon came off the bench and went 1-for-2 in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 Michael Brantley went 1-for-2 in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Dee Gordon went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in Saturday’s 2-1 loss the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
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
Gordon is going to absolutely destroy you in two categories and his batting average isn't anything to write home about. With that said, the potential of 60 stolen bases makes him worth the price of admission toward the middle of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Gordon averaged around 60 steals per season from 2014-2017, but that number plummeted to 30 steals in 141 games last season. The .268 batting average he produced last season is probably due for some positive correction into the .280 range, but Gordon is a major drag in the HR and RBI categories, so he'll need to get his stolen base total back up into the 50-60 range to be worth deploying in standard 5x5 leagues of 12 teams or fewer. It's tough to say whether that will happen as Gordon approaches 31 years old, so he's a boom-or-bust selection if he goes in the single digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Gordon is great at running, but not quite as good at reaching base. Despite the complete lack of power, his profile was palatable when consisting of a high average, plethora of runs, and 60 steals. Last season, however, he batted .268 with 62 runs and 30 steals. He was caught stealing (12) more times than he walked (nine), and the 30-year-old can't afford as many misfires with a .288 OBP. His Statcast speed score (29.0) didn't drop much from 2017 (29.0), so it's possible he bounces back to 40-45 steals if a few more dribbles roll his way. It's probably not worth the risk unless desperate for speed.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros