Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Haniger or Gary Sanchez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 54
Best Rank# 38# 25
Worst Rank# 84# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 51
Best Rank# 60# 47
Worst Rank# 93# 74
   
Projections 
   
Runs8773
Home Runs2530
RBI8582
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.273.247
   
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Injury AlertIL10DTD
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 42# 60
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 116
   
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DailyOverlay
# 62# 70
   
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# 62# 68
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 96
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 64# 80
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 54
   
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Beast Dome
# 51# 56
   
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The Athletic
# 39# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 85
   
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The Athletic
# 44# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 58
   
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# 55# 91
   
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The Athletic
# 55# 60
   
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# 45# 63
   
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# 41# 59
   
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RotoBaller
# 40# 63
   
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FantasyPros
# 65# 90
   
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# 57# 60
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 89
   
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# 48# 52
   
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# 53# 77
   
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# 51# 54
   
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# 50# 53
   
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# 54# 56
   
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# 38# 57
   
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# 49# 90
   
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# 49# 57
   
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# 47# 63
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 57
   
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# 38# 28
   
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# 44# 41
   
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FanGraphs
# 46# 39
   
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The Athletic
# 50# 48
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 52# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 48
   
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FanGraphs
# 55# 54
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 51
   
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# 57# 54
   
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Razzball
# 58# 49
   
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# 58# 57
   
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# 59# 35
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 29
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 55
   
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# 64# 33
   
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# 66# 63
   
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# 68# 65
   
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# 68# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 84# 48
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats596323
   
Runs9051
   
Hits17060
   
Singles10225
   
Doubles3817
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs2618
   
RBI9353
   
Stolen Bases81
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7046
   
Strikeouts14894
   
Batting Average.285.186
   
On Base Pct.366.291
   
Slugging Pct.493.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.697
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats567453
   
Runs8773
   
Hits155112
   
Singles9359
   
Doubles3422
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2530
   
RBI8582
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6248
   
Strikeouts140122
   
Batting Average.273.247
   
On Base Pct.344.319
   
Slugging Pct.475.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.819.812
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
News 
 Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Gary Sanchez was diagnosed with a groin strain Friday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
Gary Sanchez (groin) is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Gary Sanchez (groin) will travel to New York for further testing after leaving Game 2 of Thursday's game against Detroit with left groin tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Mitch Haniger (groin) is dealing with some lower-back tightness and is day-to-day amid his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
Gary Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a two-run double, two walks and two runs scored in a 5-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
 Mitch Haniger (groin) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs in High-A Modesto's loss to Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 10-1.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Although Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros