Who Should I Draft?

Miguel Cabrera or Jurickson Profar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 91# 94
Best Rank# 38# 61
Worst Rank# 154# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 152# 140
Best Rank# 146# 112
Worst Rank# 167# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs6379
Home Runs2017
RBI7468
Stolen Bases09
Batting Average.282.257
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 81# 83
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 110
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 109
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 115# 170
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 87# 93
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 81
   
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USA Today
# 88# 93
   
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RotoChamp
# 94# 140
   
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The Athletic
# 75# 157
   
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Beast Dome
# 96# 106
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 138# 145
   
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CBS Sports
# 86# 112
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 133
   
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The Athletic
# 39# 61
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 91# 100
   
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Razzball
# 91# 138
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 67# 120
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 99
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 80# 110
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 86# 107
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 64# 84
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 81# 98
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 142# 145
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 90# 96
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 90# 101
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 88# 94
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 83# 132
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 83# 116
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 87# 101
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 106
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 75# 107
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 64# 83
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 79# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 92# 134
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 59# 88
   
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Razzball
# 84# 88
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 59# 104
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 90# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 70# 81
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 102
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 86# 76
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 93# 71
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 93# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 98# 86
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 103# 85
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 105# 70
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 111# 110
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 115# 103
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 121# 112
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 122# 92
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 130# 92
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 133# 129
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 154# 96
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 100
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 111
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats134524
   
Runs1782
   
Hits40133
   
Singles2672
   
Doubles1135
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs320
   
RBI2277
   
Stolen Bases010
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2254
   
Strikeouts2788
   
Batting Average.299.254
   
On Base Pct.395.335
   
Slugging Pct.448.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.843.793
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats465536
   
Runs6379
   
Hits131138
   
Singles8486
   
Doubles2632
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2017
   
RBI7468
   
Stolen Bases09
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5954
   
Strikeouts9890
   
Batting Average.282.257
   
On Base Pct.363.325
   
Slugging Pct.469.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.832.752
   
  Miguel Cabrera
1B,DH - DET
Miguel Cabrera
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
News 
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 13-4 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a walk, single, double, and one run scored on Friday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a single in a 7-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jun 14th
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-2 in a 12-2 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Monday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 28th
 Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera had a huge game in a 9-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a grand slam. He finished the night with five RBI.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-1 with a home run and a walk on Tuesday against the Indians.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 22nd
 Cabrera was inserted into the lineup in the clean-up spot for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
James Bisson
Tue, Jun 4th
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Monday against the Indians.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, May 21st
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
Profar finally got a full chance last year for Texas and posted 20 homers and 10 stolen bases. He takes a hit in projections moving from Texas to Oakland's ballpark, but keep in mind that he just turned 26 years old and very likely hasn't hit his prime yet.
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
Profar finally delivered on some of his long-forgotten prospect hype in 2018, putting up 20 homers and 10 steals with decent run production numbers. It remains to be seen if he can maintain or improve on those numbers, but he's another reasonable bench stash considering his prospect pedigree and the fact he'll have position eligibility all over the diamond.
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
It took a bit longer than expected, but Profar finally emerged as a strong major leaguer by batting .254/.335/.458 with 20 homers and 10 steals. The Rangers oddly moved him to the A's, a move that presents a major ballpark downgrade after he slugged .511 in Arlington. Aside from a possible average uptick, the skills don't portend another leap forward. Perhaps the biggest incentive to drafting Profar is gleaning eligibility at first base, third, shortstop, and even second (10 games) in some leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros