Who Should I Draft?

Rhys Hoskins or Lorenzo Cain (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 39
Best Rank# 7# 27
Worst Rank# 51# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 63
Best Rank# 36# 49
Worst Rank# 43# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs9288
Home Runs3613
RBI10654
Stolen Bases524
Batting Average.252.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 27# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 39
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 16# 50
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 25# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 42
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 35
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 33# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 27# 74
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 44
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 31# 32
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 51
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 51# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 50
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 23# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 74
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 64
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 55
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 24# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 37
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 23# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 26# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 28# 43
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 30# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 46
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 26# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 30
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 36# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 34
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558539
   
Runs8990
   
Hits137166
   
Singles65129
   
Doubles3825
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3410
   
RBI9638
   
Stolen Bases530
   
Caught Stealing37
   
Walks8771
   
Strikeouts15094
   
Batting Average.246.308
   
On Base Pct.354.395
   
Slugging Pct.496.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.813
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549552
   
Runs9288
   
Hits138162
   
Singles70119
   
Doubles3127
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3613
   
RBI10654
   
Stolen Bases524
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks8361
   
Strikeouts14299
   
Batting Average.252.293
   
On Base Pct.351.363
   
Slugging Pct.514.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.785
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
News 
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 16th
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
Lorenzo Cain (knee) started Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's win over the Reds. The homer was were his 26th and 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 21st
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
Cain didn't experience the power growth that many were expecting when he moved from Kansas City to Milwaukee, and his fantasy value was somewhat lessened by an absurdly low RBI count (38). But he did hit north of .300 for the fourth time in five seasons and collected a career-high 30 stolen bases. It's probably time to accept that he is not going to be a 20 HR guy, but he doesn't need to be one to be a top-50 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. And he could be even better than that if everything clicks and he goes .300-15-30 with over 100 runs scored.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Cain joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players to hit .300 with 10 homers and 30 steals last season. He set career highs in walk and hard-hit rates atop Milwaukee's lineup, leading to 90 runs scores in 141 games. Yet a troubling injury past and ageism is keeping the veteran outfielder outside the top-five rounds. Having hit at least .300 with 10 homers and 25 steals in three of the last four seasons, he's a relatively safe bargain to target for a speed foundation.
Andrew Gould - 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
In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros