Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Braun or Yoan Moncada (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
33 of 57 experts
42%
Recommended by
24 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 89# 92
Best Rank# 30# 36
Worst Rank# 194# 150
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 157# 186
Best Rank# 144# 180
Worst Rank# 172# 918
   
Projections 
   
Runs8167
Home Runs2022
RBI6571
Stolen Bases1512
Batting Average.243.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 78# 124
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 98
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 86# 97
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 73# 98
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 86# 129
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 89# 103
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 89# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 130
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 86# 89
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 104# 118
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 130# 142
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 98# 124
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 30# 150
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 94# 137
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 108
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 69# 93
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 89# 95
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 91# 93
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 72# 102
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 89# 103
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 98# 111
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 88# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 96
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 78# 109
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 91# 105
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 70# 94
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 92# 97
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 95# 96
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 75# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 91# 119
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 104# 117
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 94# 96
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 81# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 133# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 117# 53
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 135# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 110# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 99# 77
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 78
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 94# 78
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 92# 80
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 90# 81
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 91# 82
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 103# 83
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 90# 83
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 93# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 142# 84
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 97# 87
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 100# 91
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 94# 93
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 96# 94
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 112# 95
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 115# 95
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 105# 95
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 194# 97
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 104# 98
   
  Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578405
   
Runs7359
   
Hits136103
   
Singles8157
   
Doubles3225
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs1720
   
RBI6164
   
Stolen Bases1211
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks6734
   
Strikeouts21785
   
Batting Average.235.254
   
On Base Pct.315.313
   
Slugging Pct.400.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.715.782
   
  Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560457
   
Runs8167
   
Hits136123
   
Singles8374
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2022
   
RBI6571
   
Stolen Bases1512
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks6941
   
Strikeouts19495
   
Batting Average.243.269
   
On Base Pct.325.329
   
Slugging Pct.418.478
   
On-base Plus Slugging.744.807
   
  Yoan Moncada
2B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
News 
 Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 0-for-4 with an RBI in a 13-2 loss to the A's on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 13th
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
 Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in a 9-6 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jul 4th
Ryan Braun (knee) has returned to the Brewers' lineup on Friday versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 12th
 Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a run and a steal in a 7-5 win over the Tigers in Game 1 of a Wednesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 3rd
Ryan Braun (knee) will be limited to pinch-hitting duties this weekend.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 5th
 Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI on Sunday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jul 1st
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
 Yoan Moncada is back in the White Sox' lineup on Saturday against the Twins. He is batting second and playing third base.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 29th
Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in the Brewers' 8-3 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 26th
Notes 
 Moncada has both double-digit power and speed, but the batting average is lackluster. You can make the case that he has more potential as a former #1 overall prospect, but more likely, the holes in his game will prove too much for a big breakout to be a possibility.
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
 A low average (.235) disrupted by a 33.4% strikeout rate again blocked Moncada's leap to stardom. He'll need to improve his contact skills significantly to reach his superstar ceiling, but the hype has quickly fizzled for the elite talent capable of a massive breakthrough a la Javier Baez in 2018. Drafters, however, should only draft Moncada if willing to accept a potential .230-.240 hitter in hopes of getting 15-20 homers and steals apiece. The second baseman might gain another position, as the White Sox are preparing to try him out at third.
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
  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