Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or Marcell Ozuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 46
Best Rank# 24# 24
Worst Rank# 82# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 75
Best Rank# 60# 63
Worst Rank# 73# 95
   
Projections 
   
Runs9177
Home Runs2227
RBI7195
Stolen Bases172
Batting Average.272.286
   
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# 44# 54
   
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# 39# 45
   
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# 34# 69
   
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# 38# 40
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 30# 53
   
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# 36# 41
   
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# 24# 34
   
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# 36# 42
   
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  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats494582
   
Runs10269
   
Hits136163
   
Singles91122
   
Doubles1816
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs2123
   
RBI6388
   
Stolen Bases153
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks6738
   
Strikeouts140110
   
Batting Average.275.280
   
On Base Pct.367.325
   
Slugging Pct.464.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.758
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats508569
   
Runs9177
   
Hits138162
   
Singles90108
   
Doubles2224
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2227
   
RBI7195
   
Stolen Bases172
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks6946
   
Strikeouts146118
   
Batting Average.272.286
   
On Base Pct.359.339
   
Slugging Pct.462.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.818
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
News 
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Athletics by an 8-2 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 24th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with one RBI as the Rays lost to the Yankees on Wednesday by a 12-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 with a solo home run to power the Rays to a 6-5 win over the Angels on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a walk in Friday’s 9-4 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Notes 
 Despite playing 34 fewer games than Andrew Benintendi over the last two seasons, Pham has outplayed him from a fantasy perspective. Pham is being drafted four rounds later and is coming off one of the best second-halfs in the MLB
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 After breaking out in 2017 with a .306 average, 23 HRs, and 25 SBs, Pham's numbers were down through nearly 100 games in 2018 before he was traded to Tampa, where he finished with a flurry. The end result was a perfectly respectable .275/102/21/63/15 roto line that was good enough to rank 16th among outfielders. Pham may strike out a bit too much to be a true .300 hitter, but he isn't a batting average liability, and there is no reason he can't again go 20-20 as long as the Rays continue to give him the green light on the base paths. He is a bit of an injury risk, but has shown he can make a big impact in 130-140 games.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Despite batting .248/.331/.399 with a .323 wOBA prior to the Cardinals trading him, Pham's .283 xBA and .364 xwOBA called for a rebound. He did just that and more, going .343/.448/.622 In 39 games with the Rays. Put it all together, and he was one of eight hitters to hit at least .275 with 20 homers and 15 steals. There's room for more across the board, as he recorded MLB's third-best hard-hit rate (48.5%) last season and poached 25 bags in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros