Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Haniger or Joey Gallo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 55
Best Rank# 38# 30
Worst Rank# 84# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 99
Best Rank# 60# 88
Worst Rank# 93# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8787
Home Runs2541
RBI8595
Stolen Bases75
Batting Average.273.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 42# 91
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 66
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 56
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 62# 79
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 107
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 76
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 38# 43
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 44# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 77
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 55# 75
   
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Fake Teams
# 45# 78
   
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# 59# 73
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 67
   
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Sporfolio
# 68# 100
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 53# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 66
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 55# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 62
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 51# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 47# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 63
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 39# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 38
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 50# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 52# 49
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 53# 43
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 55
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 59# 51
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 62# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 64# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 65# 30
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 66# 55
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 67# 60
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 68# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 49
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 84# 38
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats596500
   
Runs9082
   
Hits170103
   
Singles10238
   
Doubles3824
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2640
   
RBI9392
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7074
   
Strikeouts148207
   
Batting Average.285.206
   
On Base Pct.366.312
   
Slugging Pct.493.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.810
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats567498
   
Runs8787
   
Hits155109
   
Singles9343
   
Doubles3423
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2541
   
RBI8595
   
Stolen Bases75
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks6276
   
Strikeouts140201
   
Batting Average.273.219
   
On Base Pct.344.322
   
Slugging Pct.475.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.819.845
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 Haniger was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday after fouling a ball off himself in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 To update a previous report, Haniger was diagnosed with a testicular contusion, which caused him to be removed from Thursday's game against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Saturday’s matchup against the Royals in the middle of an at-bat. Danny Santana replaced him.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 Haniger was removed from Thursday's game with a lower-body contusion.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 6th
Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 Mitch Haniger went 1-for-2 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and two runs scored against Houston on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
 Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will not be in the lineup for the team's Wednesday afternoon matchup against the Seattle Mariners and lefty Wade LeBlanc due to a sore wrist, according to manager Chris Woodward.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
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
Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
Andrew Seifter - 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
You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros