Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Braun or Yasmani Grandal (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
29 of 57 experts
49%
Recommended by
28 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 92
Best Rank# 58# 36
Worst Rank# 174# 150
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 186
Best Rank# 103# 180
Worst Rank# 137# 918
   
Projections 
   
Runs5967
Home Runs2322
RBI6671
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.242.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 103# 124
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 98
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 129
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 84# 103
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 97
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 91# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 100# 130
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 100# 118
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 63# 142
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 58# 124
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 97# 150
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 90# 94
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 93
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 104# 137
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 108
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 91# 93
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 95
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 88# 95
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 99# 102
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 95# 111
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 99# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 71# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 94# 109
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 82# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 95
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 75# 119
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 117
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 96
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 75# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 100# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 53
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 71# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 86# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 78
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 95# 78
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 174# 80
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 132# 81
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 84# 82
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160# 83
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 94# 83
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 91# 84
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 88# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 94# 89
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 114# 90
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 91
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 95# 93
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 103# 94
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 98# 95
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 100# 97
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 149# 97
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 132# 98
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 101# 98
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 108# 103
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 109# 105
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats440405
   
Runs6559
   
Hits106103
   
Singles5757
   
Doubles2325
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2420
   
RBI6864
   
Stolen Bases211
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks7234
   
Strikeouts12485
   
Batting Average.241.254
   
On Base Pct.349.313
   
Slugging Pct.466.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.782
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats418457
   
Runs5967
   
Hits101123
   
Singles5674
   
Doubles2126
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2322
   
RBI6671
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6241
   
Strikeouts11895
   
Batting Average.242.269
   
On Base Pct.340.329
   
Slugging Pct.462.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.807
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
News 
 Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts in Monday's loss to the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jul 16th
Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jul 16th
 Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 7th
Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 13th
 Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-2 with three walks, an RBI, and a run scored in Monday's win over the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jul 2nd
Ryan Braun (knee) has returned to the Brewers' lineup on Friday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 12th
 Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 8-3 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 26th
Ryan Braun (knee) will be limited to pinch-hitting duties this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 5th
 Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, an RBI double, two runs, and walk in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Ryan Braun will head to the bench for Monday's series opener against the Reds. He has started six of the Brewers' past seven games.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jul 1st
Notes 
 Grandal's batting average may not seem all that appealing in the .240s range, but that is actually at replacement-level for the position so he won't hurt you there. He will definitely help in HRs, RBIs and runs, though. Over the last three seasons, he trails only (the injured) Salvador Perez in homers, and that was before he moved from an awful park for hitters in L.A. to a hitter's have in Milwaukee.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Grandal got off to a torrid start last season, hitting .315 with 20 RBIs and 13 extra base hits last April, but his end-of-season numbers looked quite similar to the prior two years. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, as Grandal ranks among the top five catchers in HRs, RBIs, and runs over that span. Now he moves to Milwaukee, where he'll get a ballpark upgrade and hit in a comparably potent lineup. He stands a good chance to again be a top-five backstop in standard 12-team leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 While the gut reaction to signing with the Brewers was to shoot him up the rankings, Grandal actually hit better at Dodger Stadium (.363 wOBA) than on the road (.341 last season). Rather than expecting a production spike, investors should simply accept what he is. The 30-year-old catcher will hit around the .240 range with a high walk rate (13.9% in 2018) and around 25 homers. That will look a lot better after looking at guys available to drafters who punt the position. Keep an open mind to Grandal, who should get targeted more aggressively in two-catcher and OBP leagues.
Andrew Gould - 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