Who Should I Draft?

Mike Moustakas or Max Muncy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Moustakas
3B,DH - MIL
Mike Moustakas
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 81
Best Rank# 37# 41
Worst Rank# 107# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 139# 110
Best Rank# 105# 101
Worst Rank# 145# 146
   
Projections 
   
Runs7276
Home Runs3128
RBI8979
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.260.248
   
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The Athletic
# 69# 98
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 65
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 82
   
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DailyOverlay
# 76# 80
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 61# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 84
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37# 54
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 70# 156
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 140
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 84# 147
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 71# 101
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 57# 149
   
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The Athletic
# 46# 127
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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Expand The Boxscore
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
# 64# 82
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 74# 91
   
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# 62# 80
   
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FantasyPros
# 61# 78
   
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# 76# 92
   
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# 71# 77
   
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# 72# 96
   
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# 65# 58
   
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# 77# 52
   
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# 78# 66
   
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# 80# 64
   
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# 80# 61
   
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# 80# 62
   
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# 81# 79
   
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# 82# 76
   
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# 82# 71
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 83# 82
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 83# 81
   
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The Athletic
# 84# 41
   
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Razzball
# 85# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 86# 59
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 87# 70
   
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# 87# 61
   
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# 90# 82
   
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# 92# 74
   
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# 95# 66
   
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# 96# 80
   
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# 96# 55
   
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Fake Teams
# 97# 64
   
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# 100# 69
   
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# 100# 69
   
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# 101# 80
   
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RotoBaller
# 102# 83
   
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Fake Teams
# 103# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 107# 58
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 46
   
  Mike Moustakas
3B,DH - MIL
Mike Moustakas
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats573395
   
Runs6675
   
Hits144104
   
Singles8250
   
Doubles3317
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2835
   
RBI9579
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4979
   
Strikeouts103131
   
Batting Average.251.263
   
On Base Pct.315.391
   
Slugging Pct.459.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.774.973
   
  Mike Moustakas
3B,DH - MIL
Mike Moustakas
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536467
   
Runs7276
   
Hits139116
   
Singles8065
   
Doubles2821
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3128
   
RBI8979
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4478
   
Strikeouts95142
   
Batting Average.260.248
   
On Base Pct.317.355
   
Slugging Pct.491.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.838
   
  Mike Moustakas
3B,DH - MIL
Mike Moustakas
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
News 
 Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
Max Muncy was out of Sunday's lineup versus the Rockies with a quad injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI, and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Marlins. The homers were his 32nd and 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
 Mike Moustakas (hand) remains out of the lineup Saturday again the the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
Max Muncy, who left Wednesday's game versus the Padres, has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 Mike Moustakas (wrist) is not in Friday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
Max Muncy hit his 33rd homer of the season in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 22nd
Notes 
 Moustakas has been an excellent source of power for several years running now and doesn't have as much swing and miss in his game as you might imagine. Now that he qualifies at second base and is back in Milwaukee, there is a strong case for drafting him within the top 100 overall.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Moustakas and Travis Shaw are similar players who will now share an infield in Milwaukee, with Moustakas currently penciled in at second base after Shaw moved over there from third last year. Regardless of where they line up defensively, Shaw and Moustakas are both lefty sluggers who are good bets to deliver 30+ home runs and 90+ RBIs in the Miller Park bandbox. Neither is likely to be of much help in batting average or stolen bases, but they are useful players to own, especially considering they will have multi-position eligibility.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Moustakas rejoined the Brewers on his second straight one-year deal, so drafters might have missed their window to snag a power bat at a discount. He didn't fare any better with the Brewers (.256/.326/.441) than the Royals (.249/.309/.468), but a park and lineup upgrade should boost the third baseman's draft price. While the ultra-high launch angle limits his batting-average upside despite a career 15.6% strikeout rate, he'll broach another 30 long runs now that he's signed with time to get ready by Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros