Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or A.J. Pollock (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 61
Best Rank# 31# 41
Worst Rank# 85# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 106# 92
Best Rank# 76# 77
Worst Rank# 123# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs8278
Home Runs2921
RBI8869
Stolen Bases317
Batting Average.253.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 77
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 65# 72
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 47# 65
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 78
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 63
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 45# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 61
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 98
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 40# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 83
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 51# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 58# 77
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 70
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 77
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 44# 111
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 65
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 75# 80
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 63# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 74
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 73
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 80
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 31# 72
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 60# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 64
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 50
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 57# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 57
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 50
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 63# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 67# 48
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 68# 63
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 66
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 68
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 72# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 74# 54
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 75# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 73
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 82# 79
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 84# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 85# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 85# 41
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 85# 59
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543413
   
Runs7861
   
Hits132106
   
Singles7859
   
Doubles2521
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2821
   
RBI8265
   
Stolen Bases313
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks8431
   
Strikeouts159100
   
Batting Average.243.257
   
On Base Pct.350.316
   
Slugging Pct.448.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.797.800
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533504
   
Runs8278
   
Hits135133
   
Singles7779
   
Doubles2729
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2921
   
RBI8869
   
Stolen Bases317
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks7741
   
Strikeouts151104
   
Batting Average.253.263
   
On Base Pct.348.318
   
Slugging Pct.477.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.780
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
News 
 Michael Conforto went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI in Monday's 13-7 loss to the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 25th
A.J. Pollock, recovering from elbow surgery that has sidelined him since late April, could play rehab games during the All-Star break.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 18th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says A.J. Pollock (elbow) will need 40-50 at-bats on a minor league rehab assignment before returning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game is currently suspended at 4-4 in the ninth inning and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday that A.J. Pollock will undergo elbow surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
A.J. Pollock will undergo exploratory surgery to determine the severity of his right elbow infection.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Giants. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
A.J. Pollock has been placed on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Notes 
 We've seen enough of Conforto by now to know that the hype was overblown. Sure, he has had some extremely promising stretches, but over a full year of health in 2018, he wasn't as good as Randal Grichuk who is going over 100 picks later because of the difference in name value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Pollock was a fantasy monster in 2015, but then an elbow injury cost him almost the entire 2016 season and he hasn't been quite the same player since. A 20-20 season is in the realm of possibility here, and Pollock should score plenty of runs atop the Dodgers lineup as long as he can stay healthy. Just don't reach too early while dreaming of 2015.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 With 55 home runs over the last two seasons and now entering his age-26 season, Conforto has the makings of a consistent 30-HR guy, but he is unlikely to hit much higher than .250 and doesn't provide many stolen bases. Those limitations cap his upside, at least until he's able to make more consistent contact.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
A broken thumb marked the third different injury to besiege Pollock in as many years. Although a terrific source of power and speed when healthy, he has played just 112 and 113 games in the last two seasons, respectively. When on the field, he endured a massive spike in strikeouts (21.7%) with a 77.8% contact rate five points below his career norm. Drafters must take all of these downsides into account while acknowledging the possibility of a 25/20 season with massive run-scoring upside if batting atop the Dodgers' lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Although he returned sooner than expected from shoulder surgery, perhaps Conforto needed more recovery time. He entered the All-Star break batting .216 with a .366 slugging percentage. On the strength of nine September homers, he closed the second half by hitting .273 with a .539 slugging clip. He proved capable of handling fellow lefties (.345 wOBA) and finished a seemingly lost year with 28 long balls. Now healthy and ready for Opening Day, Conforto is a strong bet for 30 homers with a higher batting average if he regains past hard-hit standards prior to injuring his shoulder. This could be the last chance to snag him at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Prior to yet another injury, Pollock was among the best fantasy assets in baseball. He had 12 homers, 9 steals and 38 RBIs through just 186 at bats. The ceiling for Pollock is a 30/20 player with a batting average near .300, but he has only played more than 115 games just twice in his career so don't forget about the risk in drafting him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros