Who Should I Draft?

Scooter Gennett or DJ LeMahieu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
DJ LeMahieu
2B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
31 of 55 experts
44%
Recommended by
24 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 136# 144
Best Rank# 50# 88
Worst Rank# 259# 239
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 123# 212
Best Rank# 108# 192
Worst Rank# 152# 270
   
Projections 
   
Runs5565
Home Runs1510
RBI5950
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.284.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
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# 96
   
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# 100# 151
   
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# 64# 199
   
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# 50# 139
   
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USA Today
# 138
   
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RotoChamp
# 101# 204
   
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# 78# 114
   
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Beast Dome
# 60# 141
   
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The Athletic
# 147# 148
   
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The Athletic
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
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FanGraphs
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 151
   
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Razzball
# 110# 211
   
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RotoBaller
# 61# 177
   
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Freeze Stats
# 73# 122
   
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Razzball
# 79# 145
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 125# 144
   
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SportsLine
# 61# 128
   
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Pitcher List
# 54# 151
   
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The Athletic
# 133# 88
   
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# 142# 130
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 143# 135
   
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FanGraphs
# 144# 117
   
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Fake Teams
# 151# 141
   
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FantasyPros
# 159# 143
   
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The Athletic
# 159# 118
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 164# 155
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 170# 160
   
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Razzball
# 183# 100
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 185# 166
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 191# 102
   
KJ
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# 198# 142
   
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FantasyPros
# 202# 146
   
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# 212# 142
   
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# 215# 159
   
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RotoBaller
# 220# 146
   
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FanGraphs
# 234# 166
   
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The Athletic
# 244# 156
   
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Razzball
# 259# 239
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 109
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 145
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 153
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 153
   
  Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
DJ LeMahieu
2B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats584533
   
Runs8690
   
Hits181147
   
Singles12598
   
Doubles3032
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2315
   
RBI9262
   
Stolen Bases46
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks4237
   
Strikeouts12582
   
Batting Average.310.276
   
On Base Pct.358.321
   
Slugging Pct.490.428
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.749
   
  Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
DJ LeMahieu
2B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats380442
   
Runs5565
   
Hits108124
   
Singles7190
   
Doubles2022
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1510
   
RBI5950
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks2738
   
Strikeouts8371
   
Batting Average.284.281
   
On Base Pct.332.337
   
Slugging Pct.466.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.797.747
   
  Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
DJ LeMahieu
2B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Responding to a question on Twitter regarding a possible return date for Gennett, Fay said "three weeks or so (would) be my guess."
James Bisson
Fri, May 24th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 3-0 win over the Rays.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 18th
 The Reds have officially placed Scooter Gennett on the 10-day IL with a groin injury that will sideline him 8-12 weeks.
Kari Thomas
Thu, Mar 28th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 on Saturday as the Yankees beat the White Sox by an 8-4 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 Scooter Gennett will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks with a severe right groin strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 23rd
DJ LeMahieu went 0-for-5 with a strikeout and scored a run as the Yankees beat the Mets 12-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
 Scooter Gennett was helped off the field in a spring training game against the Brewers after trying to make a sliding catch. He was unable to walk under his own power.
Dan Harris
Fri, Mar 22nd
LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and two RBI in the Yankees' 6-2 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
  DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's 11-7 loss at Toronto.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 Gennett will miss two to three months to start 2019 after spraining his groin at the end of spring training. Those who drafted the second baseman who stash him beyond the shallowest of mixed leagues, as he was one of eight players to bat at least .300 with 50 homers through the past two seasons. Yet the Statcast data remains skeptical. No hitter with a least 350 plate appearances had a wider gap between wOBA (.362) and xwOBA (.311) in 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
With LeMahieu now away from Coors, you can't expect him to hit .348 again, or even .300. His stolen bases have essentially disappeared over the past few seasons and we aren't likely to get double-digit homers either. At this point, LeMahieu is a replacement level fantasy asset.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Over the last two years, Gennett has compiled 50 homers, 190 RBIs and a .300 batting average. He may not be the most physically imposing ballplayer, but that is too large of a sample size to be a fluke. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the industry's lack of excitement over him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
The Yankees signed LeMahieu to fill a super-utility role, but why would anyone with a working memory expect Troy Tulowitzki to stay healthy and succeed? Although he won't contend for another batting title away from Coors, the second baseman showed more power with a career-high 15 homers last year. His spray chart overlay actually showed more batted balls that would have cleared Yankee Stadium's miniature fences, so the 30-year-old can make a sneaky bargain for those completely writing off someone leaving Colorado without a locked-in everyday spot.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Gennett experienced a major breakout in his first season with the Reds in 2017, and his 2018 encore was just about as good. Last season's .310 batting average was fueled by a .358 BABIP that is due for a bit of a correction, but he should still be able to hit at least .280 or so. Meanwhile, his home run output should hold steady in the mid-20s while his already-strong run and RBI production could see a slight boost from an improved supporting cast.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros