Who Should I Draft?

Robinson Cano or Brian Dozier (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 70# 84
Best Rank# 41# 36
Worst Rank# 106# 144
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 137
Best Rank# 88# 120
Worst Rank# 130# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs7480
Home Runs2125
RBI8279
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.283.244
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 55# 88
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 88
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 75# 77
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 69# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 81
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 76# 101
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 104
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 41# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 85
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 72# 84
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 55# 117
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 66# 79
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 74# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 87
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 82# 144
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 68# 83
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 90
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 68# 84
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 74# 86
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 67
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 95
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 68# 84
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 69# 84
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 69# 78
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 67# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 62
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 77# 91
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 95
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 96
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 82# 129
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 72
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 90# 99
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 69# 87
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 68# 87
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 73# 92
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 58# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 74
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 74# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 98
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 57
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 63# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 70# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 74# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 73
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 76# 63
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 85# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 74
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 104
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats310553
   
Runs4481
   
Hits94119
   
Singles6266
   
Doubles2230
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1021
   
RBI5072
   
Stolen Bases012
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks3270
   
Strikeouts47129
   
Batting Average.303.215
   
On Base Pct.374.305
   
Slugging Pct.471.391
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.696
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538529
   
Runs7480
   
Hits152129
   
Singles9973
   
Doubles3027
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2125
   
RBI8279
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4862
   
Strikeouts80120
   
Batting Average.283.244
   
On Base Pct.341.323
   
Slugging Pct.459.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.772
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
News 
 Mets second baseman Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Cano (quadriceps) was activated off the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He is playing second base and batting fifth.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 16th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Thursday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 Cano (quadriceps) will sit for the third straight game Saturday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
X-rays on Brian Dozier's bruised forearm came back negative, and the Nationals second baseman is considered day-to-day for now, according to Washington manager Dave Martinez.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
 Robinson Cano (quad) is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 7th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Updating a previous item, Robinson Cano was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Giants with quad tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 22nd
Notes 
 Cano isn't nearly the player he once was, but he's proven over the last several seasons that he is still fully capable of hitting 20-25 HRs with a batting average north of .280. He is 36 years old and coming off of a PED suspension, so the risk for a collapse exists, but it's worth noting that he was actually better following the suspension last season. The move from Seattle to the Mets should be fairly neutral in terms of both ballpark and lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Dozier may not have had the best season last year, but he still hit 21 homers with 12 steals. The batting average is expected to rise in 2019 and let's not forget that he has 40 homer, 20 steal upside.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Cano may be old, but he has not shown any signs of slowing down. In last year's shortened season, his production was still exceptional with a 20 HR, 100 RBI, .303 BA pace. Not only that, but he may be the game's most durable player so don't hesitate to add him prior to his ADP just to make sure no one beats you to the punch.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Coming off back-to-back seasons as a top-25 overall player in standard 5x5 leagues, Dozier really struggled in 2018, hitting just .215 while both his HR and SB totals fell as well. It was an all-around frustrating season, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism for a rebound. Dozier's batted ball profile remained basically the same as past seasons, but his BABIP was much lower than usual. He also had to adjust to the National League midway through the season, and was playing through a bone bruise that likely impacted his performance. Now healthy and a bit more familiar with NL pitchers, Dozier will be a good value in fantasy drafts if he comes anywhere close to his past level of performance.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Cano still has plenty left in the reserve. In a season sliced in half because of an 80-game PED suspension, the veteran second baseman batted .303/.374/.471 with 10 homers. While the elite power has dissipated, with 2016's 39 homers now looking like a clear outlier among recent returns, he has settled into a stable source of 20 long balls with a high average. Having earned his highest hard-hit rate and exit velocity over the last four seasons, Cano corralled the sixth-highest xBA (.305) of all MLB hitters with 250 plate appearances. He's a steady contributor going at a bargain because of old age.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
It was a lost year for Dozier, and he still came out with 21 homers and 12 steals. That wasn't worth much when paired with a .215 batting average, but the second baseman said he was playing through a knee injury all season. In two seasons before the 2018 downturn, he hit .269 with a combined 76 blasts and 34 steals. Banking on a health-enabled rebound is an interesting risk for those who can risk a subpar average or play in an OBP/points league.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros