Who Should I Draft?

Robinson Cano or Max Muncy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 70# 81
Best Rank# 41# 41
Worst Rank# 106# 156
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 110
Best Rank# 88# 101
Worst Rank# 130# 146
   
Projections 
   
Runs7476
Home Runs2128
RBI8279
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.283.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 55# 98
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 80
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 76
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 75# 80
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71# 74
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 41# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 84
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 72# 76
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 55# 156
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 66# 69
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 140
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 82# 147
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 85# 101
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 106# 149
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 127
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 87
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 68# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 92
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 126
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 82
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 48# 62
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 69# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 67# 95
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 103
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 77# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 91
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 74# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 61
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 69# 92
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 82
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 68# 79
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 73# 141
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 61# 77
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 58# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 66# 96
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 55
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 63# 46
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 63
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 68# 59
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 68# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 69# 61
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 69# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 70# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 74# 62
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 74# 69
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 70
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 74# 71
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 76# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 82# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 76
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 90# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 58
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats310395
   
Runs4475
   
Hits94104
   
Singles6250
   
Doubles2217
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1035
   
RBI5079
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3279
   
Strikeouts47131
   
Batting Average.303.263
   
On Base Pct.374.391
   
Slugging Pct.471.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.973
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538467
   
Runs7476
   
Hits152116
   
Singles9965
   
Doubles3021
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2128
   
RBI8279
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4878
   
Strikeouts80142
   
Batting Average.283.248
   
On Base Pct.341.355
   
Slugging Pct.459.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.838
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
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
Max Muncy was out of Sunday's lineup versus the Rockies with a quad injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 12th
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) took early batting practice Wednesday and will do some running Thursday if he feels good.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 21st
Max Muncy had an MRI Friday afternoon, which revealed a crack in his right wrist. He expects to return to action in 1-2 weeks.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 30th
 Robinson Cano is dealing with a torn left hamstring.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
Max Muncy, who left Wednesday's game versus the Padres, has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 29th
 Robinson Cano (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 5th
Max Muncy hit his 33rd homer of the season in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 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
Muncy was 2nd in HR-rate among all MLB hitters last season. Granted, he slowed down toward the end of the year and his batting average wasn't ideal, but that type of power certainly warrants a top 100 pick. This is especially the case when he qualifies at second base and third base too.
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
Muncy was a late bloomer, bouncing around the Athletics' and Dodgers' farm systems for six years before breaking out in a big way at 27 years old. In his first extended opportunity in the Big Leagues, Muncy smacked 35 home runs in just 395 at-bats. That was due in part to a 29.4 percent HR/FB ratio that was one of the highest in baseball, but Muncy was also among the league leaders in hard contact rate. Even if his HR/FB rate drops off, he can make up for it with more games played, making him a decent bet to again top 30 home runs. He won't be an asset in batting average or stolen bases, but he is another example of a big-time power source you can acquire relatively cheaply.
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
Muncy had batted .195 with five homers in 245 big league plate appearances prior to 2018, so he naturally towered 35 homers with a .407 wOBA. He endured some troubling strikeout woes late in the season and playoffs, but there are plenty of reasons not to anticipate the bottom falling out entirely. Along with a gorgeous 16.4% walk rate, the late bloomer notched a heavy dosage of fly balls (44.9%, only 5.9% popups) and hard hits (47.4%). Per Statcast, only Joey Gallo served up a higher rate of barrels per batted balls than Muncy's 16.9. He's a solid power pick-and tremendous OBP target-if the rest of the room sees an obvious regression candidate.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros