Who Should I Draft?

Nomar Mazara or Ryan Braun (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 83# 92
Best Rank# 47# 36
Worst Rank# 148# 150
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 153# 186
Best Rank# 140# 180
Worst Rank# 161# 918
   
Projections 
   
Runs7267
Home Runs2422
RBI8871
Stolen Bases212
Batting Average.266.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 74# 124
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 98
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 95# 97
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 83# 98
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 129
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 86# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 57# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 58# 130
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 83# 89
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 74# 78
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 47# 118
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 97# 142
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 91# 124
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 66# 83
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 63# 150
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 75# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 85# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 100# 137
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 66# 77
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 108
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 79# 93
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 93# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 100# 103
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 77# 95
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 84# 111
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 81# 91
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 71# 80
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 119# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 90# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 83# 84
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 80# 105
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 83# 94
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 85# 106
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 86# 97
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 87# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 78# 95
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 91
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 70# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 80# 119
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 102# 117
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 84# 96
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 64# 53
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 74# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 87# 67
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 88# 60
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 88# 84
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 89# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 96# 93
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 96# 85
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 96# 95
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 99# 87
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 107# 102
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 110# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 113# 98
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 134# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 97
   
  Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489405
   
Runs6159
   
Hits126103
   
Singles8057
   
Doubles2525
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2020
   
RBI7764
   
Stolen Bases111
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks4034
   
Strikeouts11685
   
Batting Average.258.254
   
On Base Pct.317.313
   
Slugging Pct.436.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.753.782
   
  Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats546457
   
Runs7267
   
Hits145123
   
Singles9274
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2422
   
RBI8871
   
Stolen Bases212
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks4941
   
Strikeouts12195
   
Batting Average.266.269
   
On Base Pct.326.329
   
Slugging Pct.454.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.807
   
  Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
News 
 Nomar Mazara (thumb) was not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 26th
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Ryan Braun (calf) will start and play left field in Tuesday's Wild Card game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
 Nomar Mazara went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with a walk, a grand slam, and two runs scored Wednesday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 26th
 Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
Ryan Braun went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
 Nomar Mazara went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday’s 10-9 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a game winning grand slam in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Nomar Mazara (oblique) expects to return during the Rangers' upcoming homestand, which runs Sept. 10th through Sept.15th.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
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
Braun isn't often healthy, but when he is on the field, he has continued to rake over the last three years. In that time, his per 162 game average is 30 homers, 18 steals and a .279 batting average. If he can finally stay on the field, fantasy owners will hit the jackpot this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Braun is no longer the dominant fantasy outfielder he once was, but he looks to be criminally underrated at this stage of his career. You can't expect him to play more than 120-140 games, but Braun has proven over the last couple seasons that he's capable of producing 20+ HRs and 10+ SBs even while missing a quarter of a season, and his batting average could even pop back up into the .280+ range after two straight low-BABIP seasons. Hitting in a terrific lineup and favorable home ballpark, Braun (ADP 203.7) should be able to again produce numbers that resemble those of OFs going much earlier in drafts like George Springer (ADP 54.3), Mitch Haniger (ADP 81.0), and Justin Upton (ADP 85.7).
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  A regressing Braun still offers value. Despite posting career lows in batting average (.254), OBP (.313) and wRC+ (105), the veteran still stockpiled 20 homers and 11 steals last year. He faces far less competition for playing time now that the Brewers have traded Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton, so he'll go as far as his health takes him. The 35-year-old isn't washed just yet; he notched a .296 xBA and .515 xSLG, per Statcast. He should at least fare closer to 2017's .268/.336/.487 slash line, and a 25/15 campaign isn't out of the question if he could piece together 550 plate appearances in around 130 games. A massive discrepancy between his consensus ADP (210) and ECR (141) reveals an intriguing buy-low opportunity.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros