Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or Justin Upton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 60# 56
Best Rank# 33# 31
Worst Rank# 121# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 94# 106
Best Rank# 77# 76
Worst Rank# 132# 123
   
Projections 
   
Runs8282
Home Runs2929
RBI8888
Stolen Bases83
Batting Average.253.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 72
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 43# 65
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 46# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 79
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 49# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 40# 55
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 56# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 75
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 64# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 55# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 42# 72
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 66
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 54# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 65
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 38# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 74
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 75
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 53# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 68
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 60# 85
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 55# 60
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 61
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 46# 67
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 48# 85
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 44# 62
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 44# 31
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 95# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 118# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 63# 45
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 49# 45
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 73# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 45
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 108# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 69# 48
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 55# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 71# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 65# 57
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 106# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 121# 58
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 65# 58
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 61# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 62# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 60
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 77# 68
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 73# 72
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 87# 82
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats533543
   
Runs8078
   
Hits137132
   
Singles8878
   
Doubles1825
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI8582
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks6484
   
Strikeouts176159
   
Batting Average.257.243
   
On Base Pct.344.350
   
Slugging Pct.463.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.797
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats535533
   
Runs8282
   
Hits135135
   
Singles8077
   
Doubles2527
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2929
   
RBI8888
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6377
   
Strikeouts171151
   
Batting Average.253.253
   
On Base Pct.332.348
   
Slugging Pct.469.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.825
   
  Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Justin Upton (knee) will not play again this season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
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
 Justin Upton underwent an MRI on his right knee Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Justin Upton went 0-for-2 with a walk in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
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
 Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's 10-6 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 31st
 Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a triple in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. The triple was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
Notes 
 Erratic over the course of a season, Upton is consistent on a year-to-year basis. Even if he never lived out Ken Griffey Jr. comparisons, the outfielder has logged over 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons with at least 30 homers in the last three. A rise in ground balls and fall in fly balls, however, puts that streak in jeopardy. So does a toe injury that will likely send him to the IL to start 2019. That's a big blow since stability was a major driving force in drafting Upton.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
 Upton is the definition of a boring-but-reliable fantasy producer, with six straight seasons of at least 26 HRs, eight stolen bases, solid run production, and a middling batting average. In a good year, he might hit 35 HRs, bat .280, or swipe 20 bags, but the safe expectation is that he will go around .250-30-10, which is still quite useful in fantasy leagues.
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
 Upton is one of the only players with at least 30 homers in each of the last three seasons. You can also bank on 80+ RBIs and runs, and while his stolen bases have come down over the years, 10 is a good bet once again. Upton's batting average won't help you, but it should be enough to warrant a sixth round pick in standard leagues.
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