Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Carlos Santana (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 99
Best Rank# 47# 60
Worst Rank# 129# 193
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 142# 178
Best Rank# 122# 136
Worst Rank# 149# 196
   
Projections 
   
Runs7483
Home Runs2524
RBI8186
Stolen Bases63
Batting Average.264.249
   
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  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats450560
   
Runs5982
   
Hits108128
   
Singles6374
   
Doubles2428
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI6686
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks38110
   
Strikeouts12193
   
Batting Average.240.229
   
On Base Pct.298.352
   
Slugging Pct.433.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.731.766
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522536
   
Runs7483
   
Hits138133
   
Singles8077
   
Doubles3129
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2524
   
RBI8186
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks4494
   
Strikeouts13090
   
Batting Average.264.249
   
On Base Pct.321.361
   
Slugging Pct.473.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.810
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
News 
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-8 with three strikeouts on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Giants in extra innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs in a 7-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs scored on Friday in a win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in a 5-2 win over the Twins on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Twins by a 6-5 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 4th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
 Rafael Devers went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a triple and two more runs scored during Wednesday's victory over the Rockies.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 29th
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Devers was somewhat disappointing in his first full Major League season, hitting just .240 and missing some time with a hamstring strain. But the low batting average was largely due to an unusually low .281 BABIP -- his batted ball profile was nearly identical to his promising 2017 debut. He also managed to produce 21 homers and five steals in just 121 games, not too shabby for a guy who was just 21-years old. The full breakout could be coming this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 If it weren't for Vlad Jr, Eloy Jimenez would be the top prospect in baseball. He is one month older than Devers, who has already compiled 31 homers in 179 MLB games. He may have struggled last year, but let's not forget that when Alex Bregman was his age, he hadn't even been drafted yet. Devers is a former top prospect and while you may have been disappointed by his performance last year, that type of production is light years ahead of the best 21-year-old sluggers in the world.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Let's remember that Devers is only 22, and his "bad" season still consisted of 21 homers in 490 plate appearances. Although his rapid rise stalled with a .240/.298/.433 slash line, he showed some growth down the stretch with a 10.6% walk rate and .227 ISO after the All-Star break. He has slimmed down during the offseason, so the former uber-prospect is more than capable of circling the bases 25-30 times with a higher batting average. If so, this will be the last time he's available this late.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros