Who Should I Draft?

Nomar Mazara or Mallex Smith (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 82# 85
Best Rank# 47# 58
Worst Rank# 148# 153
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 111
Best Rank# 140# 103
Worst Rank# 161# 159
   
Projections 
   
Runs7272
Home Runs245
RBI8844
Stolen Bases238
Batting Average.266.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 74# 90
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 119
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 112
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 110# 112
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 83# 106
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 117
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 109
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 58# 85
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 74# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 83# 87
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 74# 96
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 47# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 89
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 63# 124
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 75# 100
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 85# 87
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 64# 73
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 66# 85
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 79# 101
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 96# 153
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 88# 113
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 87# 103
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 83# 87
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 77# 88
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 84# 86
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 90# 95
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 60
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 83# 88
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 70# 105
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 82
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 84# 85
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 71# 69
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78# 74
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 80# 69
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 81# 75
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 85
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 86# 83
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 88# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 89# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 68
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 91# 69
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 93# 84
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 76
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 97# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 99# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 100# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 100# 90
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 102# 68
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 107# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 113# 85
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 119# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 134# 122
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 135
   
  Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489480
   
Runs6165
   
Hits126142
   
Singles80103
   
Doubles2527
   
Triples110
   
Home Runs202
   
RBI7740
   
Stolen Bases140
   
Caught Stealing012
   
Walks4047
   
Strikeouts11698
   
Batting Average.258.296
   
On Base Pct.317.367
   
Slugging Pct.436.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.753.773
   
  Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats546524
   
Runs7272
   
Hits145142
   
Singles92106
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs245
   
RBI8844
   
Stolen Bases238
   
Caught Stealing113
   
Walks4949
   
Strikeouts121114
   
Batting Average.266.271
   
On Base Pct.326.333
   
Slugging Pct.454.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.710
   
  Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Mallex Smith
LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex Smith
News 
 Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4 with a single, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Friday against the White Sox.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
Mallex Smith went 3-for-3 with two walks, two singles, a double, one RBI, one steal, and four runs scored on Friday against Baltimore.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Nomar Mazara (hamstring) has returned to the lineup on Tuesday versus Cleveland.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Mallex Smith went 2-for-5 with a single, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against the A's.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 17th
 Nomar Mazara exited Saturday's game against the Reds with right hamstring tightness. The Rangers have emphasized that this move was a 'precaution.'
Blaine Blontz
Sat, Jun 15th
Mallex Smith went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored against Oakland on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Nomar Mazara went 1-for-5 with a single and one RBI on Friday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Mallex Smith went 2-for-4 with two singles, one walk, and two runs scored on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Nomar Mazara went 3-for-7 with a home run, two singles, one walk, three RBI, and one run scored through a double header on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
Mallex Smith went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, three RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Astros.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 Having hit 20 homers in each of his first three MLB seasons, Mazara has yet to validate his high prospect pedigree as an above-average hitter. Drafters paying for upside instead keep receiving a boring compiler with a career .258/.320/.425 slash line. Last year, he needed a career-high 20.0% HR/FB rate on a career-low 26.6% FB rate just to reach his usual 20, half of which he notched in May. All of this points to a steady hand rather than an upside play, but Mazara only turns 24 in April. His upside hasn't expired just yet, but don't overpay for unfulfilled hype.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Smith had a very impressive first full season in the Big Leagues, nabbing 40 stolen bases while hitting .296. He may not be able to quite duplicate that batting average again, but he won't kill you there and another 40 steals seems very possible.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  One of last year's best sources of cheap speed, Smith stole the third-most bases (40) besides Whit Merrifield and Trea Turner. Among the 11 players with at least 30 steals, he was one of four (Merrifield, Mookie Betts, and Lorenzo Cain) to bat above .300 (.296). As a two-category contributor, he needs that average to stick, but a .249 xBA and Steamer's .263 projection aren't so optimistic. Yet the speed is legitimate, and the Mariners could slot him into the leadoff role. He could be a more competent Billy Hamilton.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros