Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Braun or Matt Olson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 105
Best Rank# 36# 41
Worst Rank# 150# 209
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 141
Best Rank# 180# 120
Worst Rank# 918# 167
   
Projections 
   
Runs6767
Home Runs2225
RBI7172
Stolen Bases122
Batting Average.269.244
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 124# 125
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 170
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 143
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 81# 101
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 130
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 177
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 94# 135
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 126
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89# 126
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 78# 149
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 124# 136
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 116
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 150# 155
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 83# 127
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 93# 114
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 131
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 209
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 130
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 95# 108
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 95# 155
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 154
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 102# 126
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 181
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 95# 154
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 111# 128
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 102
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 80# 150
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 151
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 131
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 94# 107
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 95
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 131
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 119# 162
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 83# 57
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 84# 41
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 93# 81
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 93# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 95
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 97# 50
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 98# 75
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 98# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 68
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 105# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 57
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 117# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 118# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 128# 102
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 129# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 125
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 137# 71
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 142# 113
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405580
   
Runs5985
   
Hits103143
   
Singles5781
   
Doubles2533
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2029
   
RBI6484
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks3470
   
Strikeouts85163
   
Batting Average.254.247
   
On Base Pct.313.335
   
Slugging Pct.469.453
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.788
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457435
   
Runs6767
   
Hits123106
   
Singles7457
   
Doubles2623
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI7172
   
Stolen Bases122
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks4156
   
Strikeouts95129
   
Batting Average.269.244
   
On Base Pct.329.331
   
Slugging Pct.478.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.807
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Ryan Braun is absent from Friday's lineup versus the Reds.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Matt Olson went 3-for-4 with a single, double, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Friday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and three RBI in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, and one RBI on Monday against Baltimore.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-6 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the Brewers' 10-4 win over the Pirates on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Matt Olson went 1-for-8 with a home run and two RBI through a double header on Saturday against the Rangers.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
 Ryan Braun went 0-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts in the Brewers' 12-10 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Matt Olson went 0-for-3 with a walk and one run scored on Tuesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
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
Before most of the majors even started the season, Olson got hit on his right hand by a pitch in Tokyo. He underwent hamate surgery, which will keep him out of action for at least a month. A tricky injury from which to recover, he may also need some time to rediscover his power upon returning. Just like that, a popular breakout pick throughout the offseason becomes someone to ignore -- unless given a sizable discount -- in drafts right before the league-wide Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - 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 lighting the world on fire as a rookie, Olson's small sample size didn't translate to the monster power numbers some were banking on in 2018. With that said, he still offers loads of power for a 10th round pick, and while the batting average isn't ideal, it won't kill you like Joey Gallo's.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
After hitting a remarkable 24 home runs in just 59 games in 2017, Olson managed just 29 long balls in a full 162 game slate in 2018. But he was still among the league leaders in hard contact rate, and his batted ball profile suggests last season's home run total is close to his floor. Like many corner infielders, Olson won't be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, but is a strong bet for 30+ HRs with solid run production.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros