Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Ender Inciarte (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 73# 83
Best Rank# 36# 58
Worst Rank# 140# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 107# 138
Best Rank# 97# 129
Worst Rank# 128# 155
   
Projections 
   
Runs7580
Home Runs1510
RBI7458
Stolen Bases1123
Batting Average.294.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 57# 86
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 84
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 67# 74
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 54# 113
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 92
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 68# 91
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 70# 80
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 99
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 89# 95
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 67# 99
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 40# 92
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 140# 160
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 73# 86
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 73# 80
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 76# 80
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 65# 79
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 86
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 61# 112
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 75
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 98
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 110# 112
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 86
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 76# 86
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 70# 90
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 93
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 64# 72
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 86
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 71# 94
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 75# 85
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 58# 70
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 91# 94
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 55# 89
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 81# 95
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 74# 85
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 75# 80
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 60# 75
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 62# 148
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 58# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 67# 86
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 70# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 76# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 77# 69
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 78# 69
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 81# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 82# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 74
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 85# 81
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 85# 60
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 92# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 104# 85
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 121# 76
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 123# 58
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats570597
   
Runs8983
   
Hits176158
   
Singles121115
   
Doubles3627
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs1710
   
RBI7661
   
Stolen Bases1228
   
Caught Stealing314
   
Walks4849
   
Strikeouts6086
   
Batting Average.309.265
   
On Base Pct.364.325
   
Slugging Pct.468.380
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.705
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520586
   
Runs7580
   
Hits153165
   
Singles105123
   
Doubles3027
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1510
   
RBI7458
   
Stolen Bases1123
   
Caught Stealing310
   
Walks4646
   
Strikeouts6284
   
Batting Average.294.281
   
On Base Pct.352.333
   
Slugging Pct.449.395
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.728
   
  Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Ender Inciarte
CF - ATL
Ender Inciarte
News 
 Michael Brantley went 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored on Friday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Ender Inciarte exited Tuesday night's game with lower back tightness.
Andrew Seifter
Tue, May 14th
 Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, one RBI, and two runs scored on Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 0-for-3 in the team's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, dropping his batting average to .216.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 11th
 Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, single, walk, and one RBI on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Ender Inciarte was removed from Monday's game against the Padres with right hamstring tightness.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 29th
 Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with a walk and two singles on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 2nd
Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Apr 28th
 Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a single, double, and walk on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 30th
Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 24th
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
Inciarte is not the kind of player that fantasy managers drool over, but he is a strong bet to steal 20 bases and hit 10 home runs while batting close to .300. If he does that again, he'll be well worth starting in standard 12-team mixed leagues.
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
Inciarte had a weird season. After stealing 13 bases through April, his final tally (28) felt like a letdown despite representing a career high. He also batted .265 after weaving averages of .303, .291, and .304 in the previous three seasons. Although little changed in his batted-ball profile, the Statcast data suggests more good fortune before than misfortune in 2018. Yet he's a career .289 hitter who consistently puts the ball in play, and there's a chance he leads off a Braves lineup boasting Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman, and Josh Donaldson. If landing and maintaining that slot, he's an immense bargain who can score 100 runs with 10 homers and 25-30 steals. Simply repeating last year's stats-with a couple of steals traded for a few average points-would make Inciarte a worthwhile depth piece at his early going rates.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros