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
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 57
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
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 42# 45
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 72
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 58
   
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Going For 2
# 62# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 79
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 55
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 39# 82
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 59# 75
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 38# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 75
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 52# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 64
   
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FantasyPros
# 49# 59
   
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BretskyBall
# 55# 72
   
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The Athletic
# 50# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 66
   
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The Athletic
# 55# 58
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 59
   
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Fake Teams
# 45# 65
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 54
   
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Athlon Sports
# 53# 63
   
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Pitcher List
# 49# 64
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 65# 75
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 55# 63
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 68
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 85
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 85
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 51# 60
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 67
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 45
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 47# 85
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 53
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 44# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 48
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 53# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 48
   
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Razzball
# 58# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 59# 44
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 62# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 44
   
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Razzball
# 64# 42
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 66# 62
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 67# 57
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 68# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 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 
 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
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game is currently suspended at 4-4 in the ninth inning and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Haniger was removed from Thursday's game with a lower-body contusion.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 6th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Giants. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
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
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