Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or Matt Chapman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 62
Best Rank# 31# 29
Worst Rank# 85# 103
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 106# 103
Best Rank# 76# 86
Worst Rank# 123# 111
   
Projections 
   
Runs8290
Home Runs2927
RBI8882
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.253.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 82
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 70
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 65# 73
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 53
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 48# 59
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 57# 69
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 45# 73
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 55# 86
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 75# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 77
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 40# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 64# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 59# 64
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 68
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 51# 84
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 58# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 65
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 73
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 63# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 59# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 59
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 65
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 31# 63
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 60# 66
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 67# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 44# 41
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 47# 29
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 57# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 57# 39
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 62# 48
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 63# 61
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 58
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 55
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 68# 55
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 67
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 72# 65
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 74# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 75# 69
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 82# 63
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 84# 73
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 85# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 85# 64
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 85# 55
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543547
   
Runs78100
   
Hits132152
   
Singles7880
   
Doubles2542
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs2824
   
RBI8268
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks8458
   
Strikeouts159146
   
Batting Average.243.278
   
On Base Pct.350.356
   
Slugging Pct.448.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.797.864
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats533558
   
Runs8290
   
Hits135144
   
Singles7775
   
Doubles2736
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2927
   
RBI8882
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7759
   
Strikeouts151157
   
Batting Average.253.257
   
On Base Pct.348.328
   
Slugging Pct.477.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.816
   
  Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
News 
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple, single, and one run scored on Friday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-5 with two singles, one RBI, and one run scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Matt Chapman went 3-for-6 with a double, single, home run, one RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
 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
Matt Chapman went 2-for-3 with a single, walk, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
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
While it may be appealing to draft incredible real-life players, there is a major difference between fringe AL MVP candidate and top 80 fantasy baseball player. Chapman's defensive prowess doesn't transfer over, unfortunately, so rather, we are looking at a mediocre power hitter with some batting average concerns.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Chapman didn't hit quite as many homers in 2018 as fantasy owners may have hoped, after displaying 30-HR power in the minors. But he made up for it with much lower strikeout rate than he had in the minors, riding that and a .338 BABIP to a .278 batting average and even 100 runs scored. The high BABIP all but ensures that Chapman's batting average will fall in 2019, but if he's able to keep the strikeouts in check he could be more of a .260 hitter than a .240 one. He also still has clear 30 HR potential if he can just elevate the ball more -- his 40.3 percent ground ball rate last year was much higher than he ever had in the minors.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Although he underwent offseason surgery, Chapman is expected to be ready by Oakland's season opener in Tokyo on March 20. Fantasy investors don't reap the rewards of his Gold Glove at third, and typical five-by-five gamers didn't fully benefit from his 42 doubles. Yet those strengths led to a steadfast starting role and 100 runs scored. Having towered as many as 36 homers in a minor league season, he could expand upon last season's 23. He also make quiet contact gains to support his .278 batting average, so even if Chapman doesn't take another step further, he also won't regress as much as most projections expect.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros