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
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 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--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 77
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 65# 72
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 73
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 48
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 48
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 50
   
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
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 72# 51
   
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 
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI, and a walk in Monday's extra-innings win over the Marlins. The two homers give him 33 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 25th
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in the Dodgers' 12-5 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two walks in Friday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Dodgers' loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 30th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with three solo homers in the Dodgers' 5-4 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 7th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a double in the Dodgers' 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
A.J. Pollock went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in the Dodgers' win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
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