Who Should I Draft?

Yasiel Puig or Corey Seager (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 47
Best Rank# 24# 27
Worst Rank# 108# 98
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 69
Best Rank# 69# 56
Worst Rank# 94# 90
   
Projections 
   
Runs7487
Home Runs2722
RBI8277
Stolen Bases144
Batting Average.274.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 38# 43
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 61
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 26# 78
   
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USA Today
# 45# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 46
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 98
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 52
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 30# 35
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 24# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 47
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 40
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 52
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 45# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 49
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 59
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 36
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 42# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 35# 64
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 41# 83
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 45
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 69
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 42# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 76
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 28# 27
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 42# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 35
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 45# 38
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 44
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 49# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 45
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 53# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 55# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 40
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 59# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 37
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 57
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 64# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 64# 47
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 70# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 61
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 76# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 108# 78
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405101
   
Runs6013
   
Hits10827
   
Singles6319
   
Doubles215
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs232
   
RBI6313
   
Stolen Bases150
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks3611
   
Strikeouts8717
   
Batting Average.267.267
   
On Base Pct.327.348
   
Slugging Pct.494.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.744
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats499546
   
Runs7487
   
Hits137157
   
Singles82100
   
Doubles2633
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI8277
   
Stolen Bases144
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks5158
   
Strikeouts106115
   
Batting Average.274.288
   
On Base Pct.341.357
   
Slugging Pct.495.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.832
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Corey Seager
SS - LAD
Corey Seager
News 
 Yasiel Puig finished the Reds' four-game series with the Brewers going 6-for-15 with four runs scored, six RBI, two home runs, and two steals.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 24th
Corey Seager (hamstring) took some grounders and did some light running before Monday's game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
 Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Seager (hamstring) was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 13th
 Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, and two runs scored in the Reds' 11-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Corey Seager could miss several weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered in Tuesday night's loss to the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Reds' 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Corey Seager exited Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the 9th inning after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury. He was rounding third base when he immediately pulled up and reached for the back of his left hamstring. He went 3-for-4 on the night before the injury.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, Jun 12th
 Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a double in the Reds' 7-1 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
Corey Seager went 7-for-12 with four RBI in the weekend series against the Giants.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Notes 
 Puig was a steady-if-unspectacular performer over his last two seasons in Los Angeles, settling in as a player who could hit around .265 while approaching 30 HRs and 15 SBs. He'll get a nice ballpark upgrade in his new home of Cincinnati, Ohio, and there is some belief that he will also benefit from being away from the distractions of LA, but it is hard to justify drastically raising our expectations for Puig until we see some evidence of it on the field. Don't overrate him, but he's certainly worth considering at his current ADP of 91.3.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
It can be easy to forget that as a rookie in 2016, Seager was not only the rookie of the year, but an MVP finalist. He was plenty useful in 2017 fantasy baseball too, but missed most of 2018 with Tommy John surgery and hip surgery. He should be ready to roll by opening day so while there is some risk, consider that he is still just 24 so we may not have seen his best yet
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Puig's career has been a bit of a disappointment, but even so, his last two seasons have been excellent. In that time, he has 30 homers and 18 SB per 162 games. If he is able to stay healthy, we could be looking at a further breakout to 35 and 20 thanks to a major ballpark upgrade in Cincy this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Seager is a former top prospect whose career got off to a great start before being derailed by injuries. He missed most of last season following Tommy John surgery, but should be ready to go for 2019. Seager is not much of a threat on the base paths, but he has shown the ability to hit around 25 home runs with a plus batting average, and his power could still be developing at age 24. He's an upside pick who could be undervalued coming off a lost season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Puig has become every drafter's friend since getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Although never matching the immediate high of his story-book debut, the outfielder has registered a .349 wOBA and 15 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Escaping the NL West juggernaut's jammed roster solidifies ample playing time, and he changes venues to one of baseball's best hitter's parks. Most projection systems forecast around 25-30 home runs with 12-16 steals while batting in the .270 vicinity. Those numbers would satisfy drafters who dip into the top 100 to snag an increasingly popular target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery, Seager also had arthroscopic surgery on his hip in August. He's optimistic about his Opening Day availability, but drafters are still proceeding with caution. It doesn't help that he has never offered more than 26 homers or four steals in a single season. Let's not forget, however, that the 24-year-old shortstop is a career .302/.374/.494 hitter. There's plenty of profit potential if he returns healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros