Who Should I Draft?

Ramon Laureano or Justin Smoak (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
Ramon Laureano
RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 126# 117
Best Rank# 71# 88
Worst Rank# 187# 186
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 197# 218
Best Rank# 188# 178
Worst Rank# 231# 360
   
Projections 
   
Runs7366
Home Runs2815
RBI8157
Stolen Bases117
Batting Average.245.256
   
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  Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
Ramon Laureano
RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats505156
   
Runs6727
   
Hits12245
   
Singles6327
   
Doubles3412
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs255
   
RBI7719
   
Stolen Bases07
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks8316
   
Strikeouts15650
   
Batting Average.242.289
   
On Base Pct.350.358
   
Slugging Pct.457.474
   
On-base Plus Slugging.808.832
   
  Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
Ramon Laureano
RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats520462
   
Runs7366
   
Hits127118
   
Singles7074
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2815
   
RBI8157
   
Stolen Bases117
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks7446
   
Strikeouts149137
   
Batting Average.245.256
   
On Base Pct.338.323
   
Slugging Pct.462.429
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.752
   
  Justin Smoak
1B,DH - TOR
Justin Smoak
Ramon Laureano
RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
News 
 Justin Smoak went 4-for-5 at the plate with a two-run home run Sunday as the Blue Jays won over the Athletics by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Apr 22nd
Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with a single, home-run, one RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Apr 13th
 Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 at the plate with a two-run homer and a second run scored in Saturday's 10-1 win over the A's.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 20th
Ramon Laureano is absent from Monday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 8th
 Justin Smoak went 1-for-4 at the plate with a home run and drove in two runs as the Blue Jays beat the Twins by a 7-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Apr 18th
Ramon Laureano went 4-for-4 with three singles, one double, and two RBI on Friday against the Astros.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Apr 6th
 Justin Smoak went 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk and scored a run and drove in a runner as the Blue Jays beat the Twins by a 5-3 score on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Apr 16th
Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with a home-run, two RBI, one run scored, and one strikeout on Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Apr 4th
 Justin Smoak went 1-for-3 at the plate with a three-run home run Thursday as the Blue Jays lost to the Red Sox by a 7-6 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 12th
Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with a solo home-run, one RBI, one run scored, and three strikeouts on Monday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Apr 2nd
Notes 
 Smoak may not have hit 38 homers with 90 RBIs again like he did in 2017, but there is certainly nothing wrong with the 25 and 77 line he put together. His .242 batting average hurts, but at this stage in the draft, you have to give a little to get this type of power.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
A quiet difference-maker down the stretch, Laureano batted .288/.358/.474 with five homers and seven steals in 48 games with the A's. He's unlikely to sustain that average with a 28.4% strikeout rate, and his .388 BABIP is likely to fall in a larger sample. He also had no answer for major league breaking balls (.188 wOBA), a weakness pitchers should attack after getting a better scouting report. Yet the 24-year-old outfielder, who offered 14 homers and 11 steals in Triple-A before last summer's promotion, offers an intriguing power-speed repertoire as an OF4 or 5. His glove should also keep him on the field. He hits the ball hard enough to reasonably draft for a .260, 15/15 output while hoping for more.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 While Smoak fell off from 2017's 38 homers and 133 wRC+, he still chipped in 25 homers and a 121 wRC+ with help from a stellar 14.0% walk rate in 594 plate appearances. He also dealt with a wrist injury early in the season while maintaining impressive hard-hit (41.5%) and barrel (10.5%) rates. With an ADP outside the top 200, he merely needs to repeat 2018, preferably with some better run production in more games. Yet 30 homers is still in play, in which case he'll make a great corner-infield bargain.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros