Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Haniger or Michael Conforto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 56
Best Rank# 38# 31
Worst Rank# 84# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 106
Best Rank# 60# 76
Worst Rank# 93# 123
   
Projections 
   
Runs8782
Home Runs2529
RBI8588
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.273.253
   
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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 42# 45
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 72
   
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# 50# 58
   
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RotoChamp
# 64# 79
   
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Brewer Rat
# 54# 57
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 57
   
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Beast Dome
# 51# 55
   
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# 39# 82
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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# 44# 40
   
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# 49# 46
   
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# 49# 48
   
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# 49# 48
   
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# 53# 31
   
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# 68# 45
   
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# 68# 65
   
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# 75# 41
   
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# 81# 63
   
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# 84# 58
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats596543
   
Runs9078
   
Hits170132
   
Singles10278
   
Doubles3825
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2628
   
RBI9382
   
Stolen Bases83
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7084
   
Strikeouts148159
   
Batting Average.285.243
   
On Base Pct.366.350
   
Slugging Pct.493.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.797
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats567533
   
Runs8782
   
Hits155135
   
Singles9377
   
Doubles3427
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2529
   
RBI8588
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6277
   
Strikeouts140151
   
Batting Average.273.253
   
On Base Pct.344.348
   
Slugging Pct.475.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.819.825
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 30th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 31st
 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
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a triple in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. The triple was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 28th
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
We've seen enough of Conforto by now to know that the hype was overblown. Sure, he has had some extremely promising stretches, but over a full year of health in 2018, he wasn't as good as Randal Grichuk who is going over 100 picks later because of the difference in name value.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
With 55 home runs over the last two seasons and now entering his age-26 season, Conforto has the makings of a consistent 30-HR guy, but he is unlikely to hit much higher than .250 and doesn't provide many stolen bases. Those limitations cap his upside, at least until he's able to make more consistent contact.
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
Although he returned sooner than expected from shoulder surgery, perhaps Conforto needed more recovery time. He entered the All-Star break batting .216 with a .366 slugging percentage. On the strength of nine September homers, he closed the second half by hitting .273 with a .539 slugging clip. He proved capable of handling fellow lefties (.345 wOBA) and finished a seemingly lost year with 28 long balls. Now healthy and ready for Opening Day, Conforto is a strong bet for 30 homers with a higher batting average if he regains past hard-hit standards prior to injuring his shoulder. This could be the last chance to snag him at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros