Who Should I Draft?

Robinson Cano or Yoan Moncada (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 70# 89
Best Rank# 41# 30
Worst Rank# 106# 194
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 104# 157
Best Rank# 88# 144
Worst Rank# 130# 172
   
Projections 
   
Runs7481
Home Runs2120
RBI8265
Stolen Bases115
Batting Average.283.243
   
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Injury Alert-DTD
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 55# 78
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 90
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 76
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 76# 86
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 75# 90
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 69# 73
   
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USA Today
# 71# 89
   
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# 60# 194
   
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# 76# 89
   
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# 74# 79
   
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Brewer Rat
# 41# 81
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 86
   
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The Athletic
# 72# 94
   
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The Athletic
# 55# 135
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 102
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 85# 90
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 96
   
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FantasyPros
# 71# 94
   
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Razzball
# 106# 117
   
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BretskyBall
# 68# 94
   
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The Athletic
# 58# 99
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 89
   
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The Athletic
# 68# 69
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 91
   
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Fake Teams
# 74# 115
   
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# 57# 89
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 78# 93
   
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# 48# 110
   
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# 68# 91
   
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# 63# 72
   
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# 69# 89
   
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RotoBaller
# 69# 104
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 67# 97
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 49# 112
   
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FanGraphs
# 77# 98
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 100
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 85# 92
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 82# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 74# 78
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 133
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 142
   
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Razzball
# 90# 91
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 69# 70
   
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SportsLine
# 68# 92
   
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# 73# 105
   
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Fake Teams
# 58# 75
   
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FanGraphs
# 66# 91
   
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# 74# 104
   
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# 73# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 61
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 82# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 86
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats310578
   
Runs4473
   
Hits94136
   
Singles6281
   
Doubles2232
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs1017
   
RBI5061
   
Stolen Bases012
   
Caught Stealing06
   
Walks3267
   
Strikeouts47217
   
Batting Average.303.235
   
On Base Pct.374.315
   
Slugging Pct.471.400
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.715
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538560
   
Runs7481
   
Hits152136
   
Singles9983
   
Doubles3028
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2120
   
RBI8265
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks4869
   
Strikeouts80194
   
Batting Average.283.243
   
On Base Pct.341.325
   
Slugging Pct.459.418
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.744
   
  Robinson Cano
2B - NYM
Robinson Cano
Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
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
Yoan Moncada (back) is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Yoan Moncada was removed from Sunday’s game versus the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Cano (quadriceps) will sit for the third straight game Saturday against the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 8th
Yoan Moncada is back in the White Sox' lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
 Robinson Cano (quad) is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 7th
Moncada (back) will remain out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Yoan Moncada (back) is absent from Friday’s lineup versus the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
Moncada has both double-digit power and speed, but the batting average is lackluster. You can make the case that he has more potential as a former #1 overall prospect, but more likely, the holes in his game will prove too much for a big breakout to be a possibility.
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
A low average (.235) disrupted by a 33.4% strikeout rate again blocked Moncada's leap to stardom. He'll need to improve his contact skills significantly to reach his superstar ceiling, but the hype has quickly fizzled for the elite talent capable of a massive breakthrough a la Javier Baez in 2018. Drafters, however, should only draft Moncada if willing to accept a potential .230-.240 hitter in hopes of getting 15-20 homers and steals apiece. The second baseman might gain another position, as the White Sox are preparing to try him out at third.
Andrew Gould - 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