Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Cabrera or Carlos Santana (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
43 of 58 experts
26%
Recommended by
15 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 99
Best Rank# 38# 60
Worst Rank# 154# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 152# 178
Best Rank# 146# 136
Worst Rank# 167# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs6383
Home Runs2024
RBI7486
Stolen Bases03
Batting Average.282.249
   
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The Athletic
# 81# 101
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 98
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 101
   
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# 38# 60
   
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The Athletic
# 87# 92
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 120
   
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USA Today
# 88# 98
   
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# 94# 110
   
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# 93# 160
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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Athlon Sports
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RotoBaller
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# 86# 85
   
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# 115# 104
   
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# 138# 109
   
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Brewer Rat
# 89
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats134560
   
Runs1782
   
Hits40128
   
Singles2674
   
Doubles1128
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs324
   
RBI2286
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks22110
   
Strikeouts2793
   
Batting Average.299.229
   
On Base Pct.395.352
   
Slugging Pct.448.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.843.766
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats465536
   
Runs6383
   
Hits131133
   
Singles8477
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2024
   
RBI7486
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5994
   
Strikeouts9890
   
Batting Average.282.249
   
On Base Pct.363.361
   
Slugging Pct.469.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.810
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
News 
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Astros on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 20th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and two runs in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 22nd
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 7-2 loss to the Mariners on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 15th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 with two homers, four runs, and three RBI in a 19-5 win over the Yankees on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 16th
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a walk in an 11-6 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 13th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 7-6 loss to Boston on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 14th
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in a 10-8 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 9th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with a walk-off solo homer in a 6-5 win over the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Aug 13th
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 4th
Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, five RBI, and two runs scored in the Indians' win over the Twins on Sunday.
Chris Chen
Mon, Aug 12th
Notes 
 You may be inclined to believe Cabrera is done since he has had two subpar seasons in a row, but he is apparently in the best shape of his life. Add in the fact that he will be spending most of his time as the Tigers DH and we might just have the biggest bounceback player on our hands.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Cabrera's 2018 season was cut short after just 38 games due to a torn biceps tendon, but in the limited sample size he looked more like the perennial .300 hitter he's been for most of his career than the guy who hit just .249 in 2017. It is hard to expect much more than around 20 HRs from Cabrera at this point -- his 38 HRs in 2016 is the major outlier of the last five seasons -- but even that kind of power output can be useful when it's accompanied by a strong batting average. He's nowhere near the player he once was, but his days as a mixed league asset aren't over quite yet.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 On the bright side, Cabrera recorded a .360 wOBA after notching a career-low .313 in 2017. The only problem: He played just 38 games due to a ruptured left biceps tendon. Don't bank on a fully healthy season from the first baseman, who turns 36 in April and has averaged 111 games over the last four seasons. Yet last year proved he's still a prolific hitter when healthy, even if no longer a massive home-run threat. If he falls beyond pick 150, it's worth rolling the dice on one of this generation's best sluggers churning out one more vintage season before his Hall of Fame career bites the dust.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros