Who Should I Draft?

Wil Myers or Rafael Devers (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 66# 79
Best Rank# 35# 47
Worst Rank# 97# 129
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 100# 142
Best Rank# 81# 122
Worst Rank# 119# 149
   
Projections 
   
Runs7574
Home Runs2425
RBI7581
Stolen Bases196
Batting Average.252.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 61# 63
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 78
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 81
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 59# 90
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 69# 107
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 78# 86
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 112
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 69# 108
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 82# 129
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 103
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 66# 81
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 63
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 59# 69
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 57# 92
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 87# 96
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 62# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 65# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 69# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 62# 83
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 83
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 80
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 63# 76
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 116
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 67# 79
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 72# 84
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 69# 80
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 62# 79
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81# 93
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 87
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 66# 71
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 71# 93
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 61# 97
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 56# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 80
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 65# 85
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 66# 83
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 95
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 45# 77
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 60# 79
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 61# 92
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 53# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 52
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 62
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 67# 58
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 68# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 71
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 74# 61
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 76# 72
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 76
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 80# 67
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 92# 52
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 95# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 96# 80
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 97# 72
   
  Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats312450
   
Runs3959
   
Hits79108
   
Singles4263
   
Doubles2524
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1121
   
RBI3966
   
Stolen Bases135
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3038
   
Strikeouts94121
   
Batting Average.253.240
   
On Base Pct.318.298
   
Slugging Pct.446.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.731
   
  Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529522
   
Runs7574
   
Hits133138
   
Singles7580
   
Doubles3131
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2425
   
RBI7581
   
Stolen Bases196
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks5744
   
Strikeouts155130
   
Batting Average.252.264
   
On Base Pct.324.321
   
Slugging Pct.457.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.793
   
  Wil Myers
3B,LF,RF - SD
Wil Myers
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
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
Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 at the plate and hit a two-run home run as the Red Sox lost to the Rays in extra innings on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 with a walk and solo home run Wednesday in a loss against the Giants.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Rafael Devers went 2-for-8 with three strikeouts on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Giants in extra innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
 Wil Myers hit a pinch-hit solo homer in Saturday's win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 11th
Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
 Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 7th
Rafael Devers went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs scored on Friday in a win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
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
Devers was somewhat disappointing in his first full Major League season, hitting just .240 and missing some time with a hamstring strain. But the low batting average was largely due to an unusually low .281 BABIP -- his batted ball profile was nearly identical to his promising 2017 debut. He also managed to produce 21 homers and five steals in just 121 games, not too shabby for a guy who was just 21-years old. The full breakout could be coming this year.
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
If it weren't for Vlad Jr, Eloy Jimenez would be the top prospect in baseball. He is one month older than Devers, who has already compiled 31 homers in 179 MLB games. He may have struggled last year, but let's not forget that when Alex Bregman was his age, he hadn't even been drafted yet. Devers is a former top prospect and while you may have been disappointed by his performance last year, that type of production is light years ahead of the best 21-year-old sluggers in the world.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Let's remember that Devers is only 22, and his "bad" season still consisted of 21 homers in 490 plate appearances. Although his rapid rise stalled with a .240/.298/.433 slash line, he showed some growth down the stretch with a 10.6% walk rate and .227 ISO after the All-Star break. He has slimmed down during the offseason, so the former uber-prospect is more than capable of circling the bases 25-30 times with a higher batting average. If so, this will be the last time he's available this late.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros