Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Braun or Yasmani Grandal (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 91
Best Rank# 36# 58
Worst Rank# 150# 174
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 115
Best Rank# 180# 103
Worst Rank# 918# 137
   
Projections 
   
Runs6759
Home Runs2223
RBI7166
Stolen Bases121
Batting Average.269.242
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 149
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 81# 132
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 98# 101
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89# 94
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 78# 95
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 83
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 83# 160
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 83# 94
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 78
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 84
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 95
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 113
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 108
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 98# 132
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 88
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 95# 98
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 97
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 80# 174
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 100
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 84# 91
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 105# 109
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 94# 103
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 110
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 97# 100
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 85# 98
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 91# 101
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 114
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 93# 89
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 93# 91
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 94# 91
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 90
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 95# 64
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 95# 91
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 95# 88
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 90
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 96# 82
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 85
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 91
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 102# 99
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 92
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 94
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 111# 95
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 97
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 117# 86
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 118# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 119# 75
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 124# 103
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 124# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 128# 99
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 129# 93
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 137# 104
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 142# 63
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 150# 97
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405440
   
Runs5965
   
Hits103106
   
Singles5757
   
Doubles2523
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2024
   
RBI6468
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks3472
   
Strikeouts85124
   
Batting Average.254.241
   
On Base Pct.313.349
   
Slugging Pct.469.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.815
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457418
   
Runs6759
   
Hits123101
   
Singles7456
   
Doubles2621
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2223
   
RBI7166
   
Stolen Bases121
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks4162
   
Strikeouts95118
   
Batting Average.269.242
   
On Base Pct.329.340
   
Slugging Pct.478.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.802
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
News 
 Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Ryan Braun (calf) will start and play left field in Tuesday's Wild Card game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 30th
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with a walk, a grand slam, and two runs scored Wednesday against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 26th
Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Ryan Braun went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 25th
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a game winning grand slam in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
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
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 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
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
 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
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