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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or Victor Robles (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Victor Robles
CF,RF - WSH
Victor Robles
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
34 of 45 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 54
Best Rank# 31# 13
Worst Rank# 71# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 77
Best Rank# 63# 70
Worst Rank# 108# 89
   
Projections 
   
Runs3030
Home Runs86
RBI2425
Stolen Bases711
Batting Average.280.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 47
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 55
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 56
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 110
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 46# 61
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 53# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 68
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 69
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 49# 73
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 61
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 31# 39
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 45# 61
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 58
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 52# 13
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 56# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 64# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Victor Robles
CF,RF - WSH
Victor Robles
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567546
   
Runs7786
   
Hits156139
   
Singles10086
   
Doubles3333
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2117
   
RBI6965
   
Stolen Bases2528
   
Caught Stealing49
   
Walks8135
   
Strikeouts123140
   
Batting Average.275.255
   
On Base Pct.370.326
   
Slugging Pct.452.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.745
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Victor Robles
CF,RF - WSH
Victor Robles
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats179201
   
Runs3030
   
Hits5053
   
Singles3234
   
Doubles912
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs86
   
RBI2425
   
Stolen Bases711
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks2614
   
Strikeouts4549
   
Batting Average.280.263
   
On Base Pct.370.310
   
Slugging Pct.465.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.731
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Victor Robles
CF,RF - WSH
Victor Robles
News 
 OF Tommy Pham has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Nationals manager Dave Martinez spoke with reporters on Wednesday and hinted that he would like to keep Trea Turner and Adam Eaton together at the top of the Washington lineup, with Soto batting third. This would mean that Victor Robles, who had been getting a look at batting leadoff, would drop back down in the order.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
 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
Nationals outfielder Victor Robles went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
 Tommy Pham (elbow, side) could be ready to play the outfield by next Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
Nationals outfielder Victor Robles injured himself on a throw last week and has not appeared in a game since, but he has been hitting in the cages and could return to game action as early as this weekend, according to Pete Kerzel of MASNSports.com
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 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 lot of talk around Victor Robles' lack of exit velocity in his first season, and it's warranted. Same with the discussion around his expected stats. That's also warranted. But do you know what he does give you? He gives you elite speed that you need, and he's not a zero in batting average or power. He went 17/28 last year, and that's in a bad year when the peripherals didn't look good. Imagine what he can do if he shows the plus-hit tool that he showed in the minors.
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
Robles did not help from a batting average standpoint but he is still young enough that progress can be expected. Where he did help, however, was on the basepaths with nearly 30 steals to go with 86 runs. He has sufficient power and should grow into more so his seventh-round ADP seems perfect.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Starling Marte upside without the draft day sizzle. 2020 is going to be a breakout year for the 5-tool "Dude." If he makes more consistent contact he can be a 30/40 monster. Don't pay for THAT, but dream on it. Huge upside here. One of the more overlooked and underrated Fantasy OF's in the game.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Robles is only ranked this high because of his power/speed combo but I do not see myself owning very many shares this season. His counting stats were decent in 2019 but his underlying stats were pretty atrocious. He hit the ball very softly and struck out far too often for a guy you would like to see batting at the top end of the lineup. Has the potential to turn it around, but I am not expecting it this season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy