Who Should I Draft?

Robinson Cano or Dee Gordon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 70# 78
Best Rank# 41# 47
Worst Rank# 106# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 101
Best Rank# 88# 76
Worst Rank# 130# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7469
Home Runs214
RBI8241
Stolen Bases137
Batting Average.283.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 55# 80
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 75
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 75# 83
   
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The Athletic
# 69# 88
   
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USA Today
# 71# 77
   
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RotoChamp
# 60# 66
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 76# 103
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 105
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 41# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 77
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 72# 77
   
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Beast Dome
# 70# 73
   
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The Athletic
# 55# 62
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 85# 87
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 72
   
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BretskyBall
# 68# 74
   
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The Athletic
# 58# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 88
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 87
   
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Fake Teams
# 74# 109
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 78# 79
   
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Sporfolio
# 48# 160
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 63# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 69# 85
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 69# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 67# 82
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 74# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 84
   
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Freeze Stats
# 50# 94
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 69# 84
   
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SportsLine
# 68# 74
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 68# 84
   
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Fantrax
# 73# 82
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 94
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 134
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 58# 81
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 101
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 75
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 48
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 66# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 65
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 74# 71
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 74# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 75
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 76# 71
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 77# 72
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 74
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 82# 56
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 82# 78
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 72
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 90# 73
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 70
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 85
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats310556
   
Runs4462
   
Hits94149
   
Singles62120
   
Doubles2217
   
Triples08
   
Home Runs104
   
RBI5036
   
Stolen Bases030
   
Caught Stealing012
   
Walks329
   
Strikeouts4780
   
Batting Average.303.268
   
On Base Pct.374.288
   
Slugging Pct.471.349
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.637
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538571
   
Runs7469
   
Hits152160
   
Singles99129
   
Doubles3019
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs214
   
RBI8241
   
Stolen Bases137
   
Caught Stealing112
   
Walks4819
   
Strikeouts8086
   
Batting Average.283.280
   
On Base Pct.341.303
   
Slugging Pct.459.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.661
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
News 
 Mets second baseman Robinson Cano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
Dee Gordon went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in Saturday’s 2-1 loss the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) took early batting practice Wednesday and will do some running Thursday if he feels good.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 21st
Dee Gordon went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 11-9 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 Robinson Cano is dealing with a torn left hamstring.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
Dee Gordon went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
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
Gordon is going to absolutely destroy you in two categories and his batting average isn't anything to write home about. With that said, the potential of 60 stolen bases makes him worth the price of admission toward the middle of drafts.
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
Gordon averaged around 60 steals per season from 2014-2017, but that number plummeted to 30 steals in 141 games last season. The .268 batting average he produced last season is probably due for some positive correction into the .280 range, but Gordon is a major drag in the HR and RBI categories, so he'll need to get his stolen base total back up into the 50-60 range to be worth deploying in standard 5x5 leagues of 12 teams or fewer. It's tough to say whether that will happen as Gordon approaches 31 years old, so he's a boom-or-bust selection if he goes in the single digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
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
Gordon is great at running, but not quite as good at reaching base. Despite the complete lack of power, his profile was palatable when consisting of a high average, plethora of runs, and 60 steals. Last season, however, he batted .268 with 62 runs and 30 steals. He was caught stealing (12) more times than he walked (nine), and the 30-year-old can't afford as many misfires with a .288 OBP. His Statcast speed score (29.0) didn't drop much from 2017 (29.0), so it's possible he bounces back to 40-45 steals if a few more dribbles roll his way. It's probably not worth the risk unless desperate for speed.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros