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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 50
Best Rank# 31# 26
Worst Rank# 71# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 57
Best Rank# 63# 54
Worst Rank# 108# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3034
Home Runs87
RBI2427
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.280.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 65
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 52# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 54
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 48
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 59
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 46# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 56
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 56# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 41
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 45# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 49# 27
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 53# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 55
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 37
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567602
   
Runs77109
   
Hits156197
   
Singles100136
   
Doubles3333
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2126
   
RBI69102
   
Stolen Bases255
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks8146
   
Strikeouts12390
   
Batting Average.275.327
   
On Base Pct.370.375
   
Slugging Pct.452.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats179203
   
Runs3034
   
Hits5061
   
Singles3242
   
Doubles911
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs87
   
RBI2427
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2617
   
Strikeouts4533
   
Batting Average.280.300
   
On Base Pct.370.353
   
Slugging Pct.465.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 OF Tommy Pham has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 Tommy Pham went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the DH in Monday's 14-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 Tommy Pham (elbow, side) could be ready to play the outfield by next Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 
 Tommy Pham (side) is expected to serve as the Padres' DH in Saturday's matchup against the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Feb 27th
 
 Tommy Pham did not play in Tuesday's spring training game against the Athletics due to side soreness.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Feb 26th
 
Notes 
 You really need to try to remember that Pham is already 32 because of the late start he got to his career. While he's been a top fantasy contributor for the past three years, he's at the age where skills tend to fall off. If you look at Pham's batted ball data, he still has a high exit velocity and hard-hit rate (both 82nd percentile), and his sprint speed and xOBA and xBA are all great and above average, respectively. But there are signs that a decline could take place, making him a guy you could be over-drafting at 83rd overall. He recorded the lowest launch angle of his career in 2019, which resulted in the fourth-highest groundball rate in the big leagues. What's more, he also was 128th in baseball in Brls/BBE%, tied with the likes of Adalberto Mondesi, Travis d'Arnaud, Maikel Franco, and Andrew Benintendi. Take into account his batted ball profile and his age, seeing the loss of a handful of steals and homers could make him a pick you regret, especially when you see names like Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario, Matt Chapman, and Nick Castellanos going after him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Pham may not be the biggest name in baseball but by now, we should know he is going to give fantasy owners 20 homers, 20 steals and a strong batting average with loads of runs. He offers similar expectations to Austin Meadows but four rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros