Who Should I Draft?

Rhys Hoskins or Daniel Murphy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
52 of 56 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 42
Best Rank# 7# 21
Worst Rank# 51# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 67
Best Rank# 36# 59
Worst Rank# 43# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs9281
Home Runs3622
RBI10683
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.252.311
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 27# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 37
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 16# 21
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 25# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 45
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 33# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 27# 34
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 45
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 31# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 51# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 42
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 23# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 35
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 86
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 29# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 44
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 24# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 23# 55
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 26# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 28# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 41
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 26# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 37
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 36# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 37
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 29
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558328
   
Runs8940
   
Hits13798
   
Singles6571
   
Doubles3815
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs3412
   
RBI9642
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks8720
   
Strikeouts15040
   
Batting Average.246.299
   
On Base Pct.354.336
   
Slugging Pct.496.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.791
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549529
   
Runs9281
   
Hits138165
   
Singles70105
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3622
   
RBI10683
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks8341
   
Strikeouts14269
   
Batting Average.252.311
   
On Base Pct.351.360
   
Slugging Pct.514.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.876
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
News 
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 16-12 loss to the Padres on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, one run scored, and a walk in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Cubs on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk in the team's win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday and is now 0-for-12 over his last three games.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 5-1 win over the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in Thursday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored, and a walk in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Rockies' 5-1 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros