Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or Mitch Haniger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
46 of 56 experts
18%
Recommended by
10 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 52
Best Rank# 24# 38
Worst Rank# 82# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 83
Best Rank# 60# 60
Worst Rank# 73# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs9187
Home Runs2225
RBI7185
Stolen Bases177
Batting Average.272.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 63
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 50
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 38# 62
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 30# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 75
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 51# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 48
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 55# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 49# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 63
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 26# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 50# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 77# 81
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 36# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 58
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 36# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 54# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 59
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 41# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 68
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 44# 53
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 51# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 57# 65
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 36# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 42# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 53# 70
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 45# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 48
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 44# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 38
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 40# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 46
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 60# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 40
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 44# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 45# 41
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 45# 38
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 58# 51
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 62# 53
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 72# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 73# 64
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 81# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 82# 51
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats494596
   
Runs10290
   
Hits136170
   
Singles91102
   
Doubles1838
   
Triples64
   
Home Runs2126
   
RBI6393
   
Stolen Bases158
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks6770
   
Strikeouts140148
   
Batting Average.275.285
   
On Base Pct.367.366
   
Slugging Pct.464.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.859
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats508567
   
Runs9187
   
Hits138155
   
Singles9093
   
Doubles2234
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI7185
   
Stolen Bases177
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks6962
   
Strikeouts146140
   
Batting Average.272.273
   
On Base Pct.359.344
   
Slugging Pct.462.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.819
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
News 
 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
Haniger was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday after fouling a ball off himself in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
To update a previous report, Haniger was diagnosed with a testicular contusion, which caused him to be removed from Thursday's game against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Haniger was removed from Thursday's game with a lower-body contusion.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 6th
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a walk in Friday‚Äôs 9-4 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
Mitch Haniger went 1-for-2 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and two runs scored against Houston on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 Tommy Pham went 3-for-5 on Wednesday as the Rays beat the A's by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
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
Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
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
Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
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
Although Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros