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
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 64
Best Rank# 31# 29
Worst Rank# 85# 117
   
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--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 45# 82
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 58# 70
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 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
   
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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
   
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The Athletic
# 51# 84
   
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The Athletic
# 58# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 59# 65
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 73
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 69
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 67# 69
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 72# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 45# 67
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 64
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 117
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 53# 73
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 44# 41
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 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
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 55
   
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CBS Sports
# 68# 55
   
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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 1-for-3 with an RBI and two walks in Friday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Friday's 8-0 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 16th
 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
Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Matt Chapman was not in the lineup for Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Matt Chapman went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 9th
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