Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Cabrera or Eric Hosmer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 88
Best Rank# 38# 53
Worst Rank# 154# 139
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 152# 167
Best Rank# 146# 135
Worst Rank# 167# 177
   
Projections 
   
Runs6380
Home Runs2021
RBI7480
Stolen Bases06
Batting Average.282.272
   
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The Athletic
# 81# 135
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 82
   
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# 38# 53
   
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# 87# 96
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 88
   
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USA Today
# 88# 90
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 86# 99
   
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The Athletic
# 75# 79
   
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CBS Sports
# 103# 116
   
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CBS Sports
# 86# 95
   
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# 89# 104
   
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The Athletic
# 39# 119
   
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# 93# 83
   
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# 93# 89
   
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# 93# 92
   
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# 93# 79
   
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# 94# 76
   
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# 96# 94
   
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# 98# 97
   
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# 115# 95
   
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# 138# 105
   
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# 142# 55
   
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# 154# 112
   
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FanGraphs
# 112
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 131
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats134613
   
Runs1772
   
Hits40155
   
Singles26104
   
Doubles1131
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs318
   
RBI2269
   
Stolen Bases07
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks2262
   
Strikeouts27142
   
Batting Average.299.253
   
On Base Pct.395.322
   
Slugging Pct.448.398
   
On-base Plus Slugging.843.720
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats465588
   
Runs6380
   
Hits131160
   
Singles84107
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2021
   
RBI7480
   
Stolen Bases06
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks5962
   
Strikeouts98124
   
Batting Average.282.272
   
On Base Pct.363.341
   
Slugging Pct.469.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.777
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
News 
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 7-2 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Thursday versus the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 20th
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with two RBI in a 12-11 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
Eric Hosmer went 0-for-4 with an RBI in the Padres' loss to the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 2nd
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Padres' 14-7 loss to the D'Backs on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Miguel Cabrera (biceps) has returned to the Tigers' lineup on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
 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
Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with a single in Friday's loss tot he Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 24th
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
Hosmer was a wreck in the second half, posting a negative average launch angle. While that is no guarantee to be fixed, he is still a career .280 hitter with excellent durability and sufficient power. Eventually every player becomes a value and Hosmer's ADP may have fallen enough that it has become the case.
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
After posting back-to-back 25 HR seasons, Hosmer managed just 18 long balls in his first season in San Diego and does not appear likely to return to the 25 homer range if he continues to hit the ball on the ground so frequently. That said, last year's .253 batting average seems due for some major improvement, both because his BABIP was a tad low and because last season's high strikeout rate looks like an outlier for a player that is still in the prime of his career. Hosmer could again be a sneaky source of steals on a team that likes to run, and his run and RBI production should improve along with the Padres' lineup as a whole. He won't blow you away with his production in any one category, but should make steady across-the-board contributions.
Andrew Seifter - 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
The every-other-year curse once again struck Hosmer, who batted .253/.322/.398 with a 95 wRC+ and -0.1 fWAR to start an eight-year, $144 million contract with the Padres. He was the only qualified position player to post a negative launch angle (-1.2°), and only Ian Desmond hit more ground balls than his 60.4%. Not only did he make weaker contact, he made less of it with career lows in contact (74.7%) and strikeout (21.0%) rate. Before writing Hosmer off entirely, he has bounced back from terrible years before. Deep-league managers will at least derive value from a locked-in starter who has recorded at least 667 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons. If he falls far enough, he is an acceptable corner-infield compiler, especially now that he's batting alongside Manny Machado. Take a better hitter-it won't be hard to find one-in shallower formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros