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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or Joey Gallo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Joey Gallo
LF,CF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
34 of 45 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 61
Best Rank# 31# 38
Worst Rank# 71# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 72
Best Rank# 64# 50
Worst Rank# 108# 117
   
Projections 
   
Runs2932
Home Runs715
RBI2334
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.279.233
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 60
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 60
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 52# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 122
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 62
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 67
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 85
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 64
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 67
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 46# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 64# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 66
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 67
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 59
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 60
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 45# 56
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 85
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 49# 48
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 53# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 56# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 39
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 62
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Joey Gallo
LF,CF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567241
   
Runs7754
   
Hits15661
   
Singles10023
   
Doubles3315
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2122
   
RBI6949
   
Stolen Bases254
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks8152
   
Strikeouts123114
   
Batting Average.275.253
   
On Base Pct.370.389
   
Slugging Pct.452.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.986
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Joey Gallo
LF,CF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats174171
   
Runs2932
   
Hits4840
   
Singles3116
   
Doubles98
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs715
   
RBI2334
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2530
   
Strikeouts4475
   
Batting Average.279.233
   
On Base Pct.369.348
   
Slugging Pct.462.541
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.888
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Joey Gallo
LF,CF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 Tommy Pham is expected to be ready for Opening Day, per manager Jayce Tingler. He was the designated hitter in Friday's intrasquad game.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Jul 11th
Joey Gallo has tested negative twice since testing positive for COVID-19, and has returned to workouts.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jul 10th
 OF Tommy Pham (Coronavirus) has received two negative tests and was cleared to join the Padres for spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
Joey Gallo has been 'essentially asymptomatic' and feeling well, but has not been cleared to get on the field yet. He has to test negative one more time before returning.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jul 10th
 OF Tommy Pham has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Joey Gallo tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
 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
OF Joey Gallo has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
 Tommy Pham (elbow, side) could be ready to play the outfield by next Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 
Notes 
 Pham tested positive for COVID-19 but has since cleared protocol with two negative tests and has rejoined his team. He was reportedly asymptomatic in any event, and it does not appear that he'll have limitations heading into the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gallo reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, but the accuracy of his tests have been questioned. Regardless, Gallo is back in camp with his teammates and should have no restrictions going forward.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 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
Joey Gallo, even if he feels that the Rangers' new stadium will be a pitcher's park, still has to be one of the betting favorites every year to lead the league in home runs. The multi-position eligibility that Gallo brings makes him even more valuable, but beware that he will drain your batting average quite a bit. If he can hit around .260, he's going to be a really valuable asset. In OBP leagues, he's a top 50 player. If you're a betting person and want a dark horse MVP candidate, Gallo is your guy.
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
Gallo only played 70 games but still managed 22 homers, 54 runs scored and 49 RBIs. With a full season, you'd have to expect him to return to 40+ homers, but the big question is whether the batting average is worth the risk in the seventh round of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros