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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Brantley or Jeff McNeil (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
24 of 46 experts
48%
Recommended by
22 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 67
Best Rank# 50# 39
Worst Rank# 118# 112
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 85# 111
Best Rank# 78# 99
Worst Rank# 106# 140
   
Projections 
   
Runs3129
Home Runs77
RBI2730
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.295.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 52# 62
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 112
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 51# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 101
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 57# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 68# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 66# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 74
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 55# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 80
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 61# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 77# 85
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 55# 64
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 59# 97
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 50# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 54
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 54
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 56# 55
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 77# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 64# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 62
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 72# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 74# 62
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 70# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 67# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 76# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 65
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 69# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 81# 67
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 67
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 82# 68
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 81# 70
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 118# 82
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats510575
   
Runs8388
   
Hits163179
   
Singles101115
   
Doubles3840
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2322
   
RBI7590
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks3551
   
Strikeouts7566
   
Batting Average.320.311
   
On Base Pct.386.372
   
Slugging Pct.533.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.920.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196198
   
Runs3129
   
Hits5859
   
Singles3738
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs77
   
RBI2730
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1417
   
Strikeouts3025
   
Batting Average.295.297
   
On Base Pct.342.353
   
Slugging Pct.480.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.820
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's win versus the Cardinals, along with an RBI and scoring a pair of runs.
Jarod Rupp
Thu, Mar 12th
Michael Brantley went 1-for-2 with a walk in the Astros' 6-3 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil went 2-or-3 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 on Tuesday versus Miami.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Mar 4th
 
Notes 
 Jeff McNeil feels like a late breakout player, but he just turned 28 years old. But one thing we know we need to judge players on is the entirety of their work, not just their most recent performance. With McNeil, if you look at his minor league numbers, you have to wonder if the power he showcased (23 home runs) - in a season where everyone else was hitting home runs - is for real. If it's not, he's a replaceable player, even at his premium position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's refershing to see Michael Brantley go inside the top 100 in ADP here, as he's shown that he can be healthy over the past two years. With pitchers getting pushed up in the early rounds, there are good hitters who you can take at an enormous value, and they don't get more valuable than Brantley, who will help you in four of the five categories. However, it shouldn't surprise you if he gave you double-digit steals, either. He's an OF2 that can be had for the price of an OF3 or OF4.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Brantley had injury troubles for a while but has now played virtually every day for two straight years. In that time, he has returned to the steal .310 hitter with 20 homers. Although the steals are long gone, that profile still works great with a tenth-round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Will boost your average, will be a solid contributor elsewhere, and has position flexibility. Very solid pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Didn't run at all in 2019 but provides a safe floor everywhere else
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Very safe batting average but it's fair to wonder if we can expect 23 homers again
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros