Who Should I Draft?

Wil Myers or Michael Brantley (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 66# 71
Best Rank# 35# 36
Worst Rank# 97# 140
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 100# 107
Best Rank# 81# 97
Worst Rank# 119# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs7575
Home Runs2415
RBI7574
Stolen Bases1911
Batting Average.252.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 80
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 59# 67
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 69# 92
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 68
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 82# 123
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 82
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 53# 85
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 70
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 80# 85
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 46
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 59# 89
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 57# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 78
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 62# 140
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 65# 73
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 73
   
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BretskyBall
# 69# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 72
   
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# 63# 110
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 74
   
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# 57# 104
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 68# 70
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 74
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 64
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 69# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81# 91
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 71# 81
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 61# 81
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 56# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 71
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 65# 75
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
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# 66# 70
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 79
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 45# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 60# 77
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 67
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 61# 58
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 62# 58
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 66# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 74# 70
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 76# 61
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 78# 54
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 68
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 87# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 92# 71
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 95# 70
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 84
   
  Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats312570
   
Runs3989
   
Hits79176
   
Singles42121
   
Doubles2536
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1117
   
RBI3976
   
Stolen Bases1312
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks3048
   
Strikeouts9460
   
Batting Average.253.309
   
On Base Pct.318.364
   
Slugging Pct.446.468
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.833
   
  Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529520
   
Runs7575
   
Hits133153
   
Singles75105
   
Doubles3130
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2415
   
RBI7574
   
Stolen Bases1911
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks5746
   
Strikeouts15562
   
Batting Average.252.294
   
On Base Pct.324.352
   
Slugging Pct.457.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.801
   
  Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Michael Brantley
LF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
News 
 Wil Myers went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Padres fell to the Rockies 11-10 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Michael Brantley went 1-for-2 in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
 Wil Myers went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the Padres' 2-1 win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Michael Brantley went 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 11-9 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 Wil Myers hit his 15th homer of the year in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 Wil Myers hit a pinch-hit solo homer in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
Michael Brantley went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
 Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 7th
Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 Myers will play the outfield in San Diego this year, but will carry over third base eligibility from last season, making him one of the very few options for speed at 3B. He averaged 29 home runs and 24 stolen bases between 2016 and 2017, and was on pace to again go 20-20 last year if not for missing nearly half the season due to a host of different injuries. You can't expect Myers to do much better than his .253 career batting average, but his combination of power and speed makes him a sneaky contender to finish as a top-12 third baseman in roto/categories leagues if he can stay healthy.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Batting average tends to be an underrated ability in fantasy baseball, and that is an area in which Brantley excels. But durability is also an underrated commodity, and that has been Brantley downfall for big chunks of his career. If Brantley can just manage to stay healthy, he should be able to contribute enough balanced production across all five roto categories to be a valuable third outfielder in mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 After seemingly shredding the injury-prone designation with two fully healthy seasons, Myers' 2018 kept stalling due to separate oblique and foot injuries. He followed 28/28 and 30/20 campaigns with 11 homers and 13 steals in 83 games, so it's easy to envision a 20/20 rebound if healthy. Myers also added third-base eligibility to his portfolio, making him an intriguing bounce-back pick often available around pick 100.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Just as everyone gave up on the oft-injured Brantley, he returned from a significant ankle injury to bat .309/.364/.468 with 17 homers and 12 steals in 631 plate appearances. No qualified hitter made more contact (90.9%) than the 31-year-old outfielder, whose 9.5% strikeout rate finished second after Andrelton Simmons. His skill set is likely to get undervalued by drafters seeking flashier power or speed, and he could easily score 100+ runs in the Astros slot him atop their lineup. Health is the only concern.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Myers is commonly thought of as injury prone and last year's 79 missed games certainly doesn't help. With that said, he averages 23 homers and 20 steals over the last three years even despite last year's disappointing season. There is major upside here even though his batting average is almost certain to stay under .260 again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros