Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Braun or Stephen Piscotty (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Piscotty
RF - OAK
Stephen Piscotty
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 87# 92
Best Rank# 55# 36
Worst Rank# 127# 150
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 154# 186
Best Rank# 134# 180
Worst Rank# 159# 918
   
Projections 
   
Runs7767
Home Runs2322
RBI8271
Stolen Bases412
Batting Average.265.269
   
Misc 
   
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The Athletic
# 100# 124
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 113
   
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# 93# 97
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 94# 98
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 84# 129
   
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USA Today
# 101# 103
   
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RotoChamp
# 95# 97
   
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Razzball
# 66# 94
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 81# 130
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 116# 118
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 91
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 66# 80
   
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Razzball
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RotoBaller
# 84# 109
   
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Freeze Stats
# 76# 84
   
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Razzball
# 78# 105
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 90# 94
   
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# 94# 97
   
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# 62# 95
   
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# 80# 90
   
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Brewer Rat
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 101# 53
   
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The Athletic
# 107# 60
   
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Sporfolio
# 90# 67
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 78
   
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The Athletic
# 102# 78
   
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Going For 2
# 93# 81
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 94# 82
   
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# 88# 83
   
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# 88# 83
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 94# 84
   
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# 91# 87
   
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# 90# 89
   
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The Athletic
# 113# 93
   
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# 94# 93
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 95# 94
   
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# 98# 96
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 96
   
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RotoBaller
# 120# 98
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 98
   
  Stephen Piscotty
RF - OAK
Stephen Piscotty
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats546405
   
Runs7859
   
Hits146103
   
Singles7857
   
Doubles4125
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2720
   
RBI8864
   
Stolen Bases211
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks4234
   
Strikeouts11485
   
Batting Average.267.254
   
On Base Pct.331.313
   
Slugging Pct.491.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.782
   
  Stephen Piscotty
RF - OAK
Stephen Piscotty
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats545457
   
Runs7767
   
Hits144123
   
Singles8574
   
Doubles3526
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2322
   
RBI8271
   
Stolen Bases412
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks5141
   
Strikeouts11995
   
Batting Average.265.269
   
On Base Pct.327.329
   
Slugging Pct.461.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.789.807
   
  Stephen Piscotty
RF - OAK
Stephen Piscotty
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
News 
 Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-4 with two singles on Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Apr 20th
Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the Brewers' 6-0 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 21st
 Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in the Athletics' 8-7 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
Ryan Braun will receive a day off on Monday. The veteran will likely be available for pinch hit duties as well.
Garett Thomas
Mon, Apr 15th
 Stephen Piscotty went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Orioles.
Blaine Blontz
Fri, Apr 12th
Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the Brewers' 14-8 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Apr 7th
 Stephen Piscotty went 4-for-4 with a double, homer, five RBIs, and a walk Thursday against the Red Sox.
Blaine Blontz
Fri, Apr 5th
Ryan Braun went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and four RBI in the Brewers' 13-10 win over the Cubs on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 6th
 Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a run scored against the Red Sox on Monday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 2nd
Ryan Braun will get a night off on Tuesday as the Brewers take on the Reds.
Kari Thomas
Tue, Apr 2nd
Notes 
 Piscotty waited to get dropped in most leagues before delivering a bounce-back season. After batting .160 in May, he hit .286 with 24 homers and a .386 wOBA (.365 wOBA) from June 1 onward. Given his down 2017 (.235, 9 HRs), drafters should seek a near repeat of 2018 rather than extrapolating his late surge to a full season. Last year's 27 homers already set a career high, so aim for 25 from a solid, mid-tier option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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
  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
  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