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
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 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 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 55# 98
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 80
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 76
   
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Going For 2
# 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
   
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FantasyPros
# 71# 79
   
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Razzball
# 106# 149
   
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The Athletic
# 58# 127
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 87
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 86
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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Athlon Sports
# 68# 80
   
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RotoBaller
# 69# 83
   
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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
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 69# 92
   
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SportsLine
# 68# 79
   
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Fantrax
# 73# 141
   
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Fake Teams
# 58# 64
   
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FanGraphs
# 66# 96
   
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RotoChamp
# 60# 55
   
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FanGraphs
# 63# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 68# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 69# 61
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 69# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 70# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 66
   
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Fake Teams
# 74# 62
   
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Pitcher List
# 74# 69
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 74# 70
   
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CBS Sports
# 74# 71
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 65
   
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Razzball
# 76# 52
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 64
   
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Razzball
# 82# 66
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 76
   
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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 
 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
Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Cano (quadriceps) will sit for the third straight game Saturday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with two solo homers and a walk as the Dodgers fell to the Angels 5-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Robinson Cano (quad) is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 7th
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a walk as the Dodges fell to the Giants 2-1 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Robinson Cano was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Giants with an apparent injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as the Dodgers beat the Phillies 4-3 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
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