Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or Joey Gallo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 55
Best Rank# 31# 30
Worst Rank# 85# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 106# 99
Best Rank# 76# 88
Worst Rank# 123# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8287
Home Runs2941
RBI8895
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.253.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 56
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 65# 58
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 57# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 56
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 82# 32
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 75# 51
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 68# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 41
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 63
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 51# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 74# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 75# 30
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 63# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 62
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 84# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 85# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 85# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 60# 57
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 67# 49
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 55
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 31# 43
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 40# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 51
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 66
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 44# 73
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 52
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 45# 51
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 91
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 63
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 47# 79
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 70
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 58
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 76
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 60
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 58# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 78
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 63# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 78
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 72# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 107
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 85# 96
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543500
   
Runs7882
   
Hits132103
   
Singles7838
   
Doubles2524
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2840
   
RBI8292
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks8474
   
Strikeouts159207
   
Batting Average.243.206
   
On Base Pct.350.312
   
Slugging Pct.448.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.797.810
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533498
   
Runs8287
   
Hits135109
   
Singles7743
   
Doubles2723
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2941
   
RBI8895
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7776
   
Strikeouts151201
   
Batting Average.253.219
   
On Base Pct.348.322
   
Slugging Pct.477.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.845
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 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
The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Saturday’s matchup against the Royals in the middle of an at-bat. Danny Santana replaced him.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
 Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will not be in the lineup for the team's Wednesday afternoon matchup against the Seattle Mariners and lefty Wade LeBlanc due to a sore wrist, according to manager Chris Woodward.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
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
Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
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
You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros