Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Maikel Franco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
54 of 56 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 134
Best Rank# 47# 80
Worst Rank# 129# 197
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 142# 257
Best Rank# 122# 212
Worst Rank# 149# 384
   
Projections 
   
Runs7462
Home Runs2524
RBI8177
Stolen Bases61
Batting Average.264.258
   
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Injury AlertDTD-
   
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# 63# 144
   
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# 78# 162
   
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# 81# 156
   
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# 90# 159
   
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# 86# 181
   
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# 62# 80
   
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USA Today
# 112# 153
   
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# 108# 167
   
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# 103# 136
   
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# 47# 154
   
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# 87# 159
   
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# 71# 109
   
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# 77# 189
   
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# 107# 103
   
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# 129# 127
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats450433
   
Runs5948
   
Hits108117
   
Singles6377
   
Doubles2417
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2122
   
RBI6668
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks3829
   
Strikeouts12162
   
Batting Average.240.270
   
On Base Pct.298.314
   
Slugging Pct.433.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.731.781
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522504
   
Runs7462
   
Hits138130
   
Singles8081
   
Doubles3124
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2524
   
RBI8177
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks4436
   
Strikeouts13080
   
Batting Average.264.258
   
On Base Pct.321.308
   
Slugging Pct.473.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.762
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Maikel Franco
3B - PHI
Maikel Franco
News 
 Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that Rafael Devers (hamstring) should avoid the injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday’s win over the Cardinals. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, May 30th
 Rafael Devers was removed from Wednesday's game against the Twins after going first to third on a hit. He was replaced by Eduardo Nunez.
Dan Harris
Wed, Jun 19th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a double in the team's loss to the Kansas City Royals.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 11th
 Rafael Devers went 3-for-8 with a home run and two RBI against the Twins on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Maikel Franco went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in Philadelphia's 7-3 victory over Detroit Wednesday night.
John Pritchard
Thu, May 2nd
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's 10-inning win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Apr 27th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs as the Red Sox dispatched of the Orioles on Saturday afternoon.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 22nd
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
Franco has always had plenty of potential, but has yet to put it together for a full season. Over his final 350 at-bats last year, he was excellent and now that the Phillies bulked up their lineup, it is possible that Franco could break out for a .280, 25 homer, 100 RBI season.
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
 
 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