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
56%
Recommended by
32 of 57 experts
44%
Recommended by
25 of 57 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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Fantasy Football Empire
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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 2-for-3 with two walks, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 17th
Ramon Laureano went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Twins.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 19th
 Justin Smoak went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Friday as the Blue Jays lost to the Orioles by a 4-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 6th
Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Sunday's 3-2 win over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 14th
 Justin Smoak went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Royals.
John Aubin
Mon, Jul 1st
Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with a walk, single, home run, three RBI, and one run scored on Wednesday against the Twins.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jul 4th
 The Blue Jays activated Justin Smoak (quad) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 28th
Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday against the Angels.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 28th
 Justin Smoak (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Friday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
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