Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Braun or Matt Olson (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
ECR# 92# 105
Best Rank# 36# 41
Worst Rank# 150# 209
Composite# 186# 141
Best Rank# 180# 120
Worst Rank# 918# 167
Home Runs2225
Stolen Bases122
Batting Average.269.244
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
# 97# 177
Grey Albright
# 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
# 93# 114
Rudy Gamble
# 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
# 67# 154
Paul Sporer
# 102# 126
Nick Mariano
# 87# 181
Bobby Sylvester
# 95# 154
Justin Mason
# 111# 128
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 102
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 80# 150
Dan Harris
# 96# 151
Andrew Seifter
# 50# 131
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 94# 107
Mick Ciallela
# 95
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 131
Ariel Cohen
# 119# 162
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 47
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
# 97# 50
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 78
Bill Dubiel
# 98# 75
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 98# 58
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 68
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 105# 58
Pierre Camus
# 109# 57
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 117# 67
Beast Dome
# 118# 59
Donkey Teeth
# 128# 102
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 129# 94
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 125
Wayne Bretsky
# 137# 71
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 142# 113
  Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2018 Stats 
At Bats405580
Home Runs2029
Stolen Bases112
Caught Stealing51
Batting Average.254.247
On Base Pct.313.335
Slugging Pct.469.453
On-base Plus Slugging.782.788
  Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Projections 
At Bats457435
Home Runs2225
Stolen Bases122
Caught Stealing51
Batting Average.269.244
On Base Pct.329.331
Slugging Pct.478.476
On-base Plus Slugging.807.807
  Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
 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
 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