Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Braun or Luke Voit (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 110
Best Rank# 36# 65
Worst Rank# 150# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 168
Best Rank# 180# 146
Worst Rank# 918# 215
   
Projections 
   
Runs6764
Home Runs2223
RBI7170
Stolen Bases121
Batting Average.269.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 104
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 125
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 98# 134
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 116
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 161
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 94# 113
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89# 113
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 78# 129
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 118# 138
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 144
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 124# 157
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 105
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 83# 122
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 83# 113
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 116
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 93# 118
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 137
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 136
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 134
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 93# 95
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 98
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 130
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 149
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 95# 170
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 111# 130
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 116
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 80# 138
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 114
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 82
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 84# 153
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 105# 114
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 94# 116
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 129
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 97# 124
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 96# 103
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 95# 131
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 124
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 120
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 95
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 119# 120
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 117# 142
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 132
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 81# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 65
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 95# 83
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 95# 86
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 98# 82
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 102# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 105
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 99
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 124# 89
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 128# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 129# 113
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 77
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 137# 89
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 142# 102
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 150# 145
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405143
   
Runs5930
   
Hits10346
   
Singles5726
   
Doubles255
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2015
   
RBI6436
   
Stolen Bases110
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks3417
   
Strikeouts8543
   
Batting Average.254.322
   
On Base Pct.313.398
   
Slugging Pct.469.671
   
On-base Plus Slugging.7821.069
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457424
   
Runs6764
   
Hits123114
   
Singles7470
   
Doubles2621
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2223
   
RBI7170
   
Stolen Bases121
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks4144
   
Strikeouts95113
   
Batting Average.269.270
   
On Base Pct.329.338
   
Slugging Pct.478.489
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.827
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Luke Voit
1B - NYY
Luke Voit
News 
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a game winning grand slam in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Luke Voit went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double and a two-run home run while scoring three runs on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
Luke Voit went 2-for-5 as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 10th
 Ryan Braun went 3-for-6 with two home runs and two RBI as the Brewers defeated the Nationals 15-14.
Brandon Plutner
Sun, Aug 18th
Luke Voit went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored in Friday's loss to Oakland.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 31st
 Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 against the Rangers on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 11th
Luke Voit has been activated off of the IL prior to Friday's game against Oakland.
Brandon Plutner
Fri, Aug 30th
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored in the Brewers' 8-3 win over the Pirates Wednesday.
Chris Chen
Thu, Aug 8th
Luke Voit went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored as the Railriders defeated the IronPigs 11-4.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Aug 24th
Notes 
 Braun isn't often healthy, but when he is on the field, he has continued to rake over the last three years. In that time, his per 162 game average is 30 homers, 18 steals and a .279 batting average. If he can finally stay on the field, fantasy owners will hit the jackpot this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Voit was extraordinary for the Yankees once they acquired him from St. Louis last year. In fact, he may have been one of the best hitters in baseball. Don't expect that for all of 2019, but don't be shocked if he puts up a Jesus Aguilar type of season either.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Braun is no longer the dominant fantasy outfielder he once was, but he looks to be criminally underrated at this stage of his career. You can't expect him to play more than 120-140 games, but Braun has proven over the last couple seasons that he's capable of producing 20+ HRs and 10+ SBs even while missing a quarter of a season, and his batting average could even pop back up into the .280+ range after two straight low-BABIP seasons. Hitting in a terrific lineup and favorable home ballpark, Braun (ADP 203.7) should be able to again produce numbers that resemble those of OFs going much earlier in drafts like George Springer (ADP 54.3), Mitch Haniger (ADP 81.0), and Justin Upton (ADP 85.7).
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
After bouncing around the Cardinals' minor league system for seven years, Voit finally experienced some Major League success after moving to the Yankees. He hit a blistering .322 with 15 home runs over 47 games in Pinstripes, begging the question of whether that was a true breakout or a mirage. The answer likely lies somewhere in between. Voit's 40.5 percent HR/FB rate is the definition of unsustainable, but his batted ball data suggest he does have some legitimate pop in his bat. He's unlikely to hit anywhere close to .322 again, but if he can hold down a starting job in New York -- which is no certainty -- it is not hard envision him hitting 25-30 home runs with good run production over the course of a full season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 A regressing Braun still offers value. Despite posting career lows in batting average (.254), OBP (.313) and wRC+ (105), the veteran still stockpiled 20 homers and 11 steals last year. He faces far less competition for playing time now that the Brewers have traded Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton, so he'll go as far as his health takes him. The 35-year-old isn't washed just yet; he notched a .296 xBA and .515 xSLG, per Statcast. He should at least fare closer to 2017's .268/.336/.487 slash line, and a 25/15 campaign isn't out of the question if he could piece together 550 plate appearances in around 130 games. A massive discrepancy between his consensus ADP (210) and ECR (141) reveals an intriguing buy-low opportunity.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Voit dominated (.322/.398/.671, 15 HRs) in 47 games with the Yankees. His .447 wOBA matched Mike Trout, and his .437 wxOBA topped every hitter with at least 150 plate appearances. He also, however, posted a 40.5 HR/FB% with an abysmal 68.9% contact rate, stats which respectively scream HR and AVG regression. Given the microscopic sample size attached to 2018's breakout, there's still a chance he falls into the short end of a platoon with Greg Bird. Yet the scorching contact suggests he could ward off some red flags and leverage Yankee Stadium into a 30-homer campaign. Weigh the risks and rewards before determining whether to swing for the fences.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros