Who Should I Draft?

Yasiel Puig or Michael Conforto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 56
Best Rank# 24# 31
Worst Rank# 108# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 106
Best Rank# 69# 76
Worst Rank# 94# 123
   
Projections 
   
Runs7482
Home Runs2729
RBI8288
Stolen Bases143
Batting Average.274.253
   
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The Athletic
# 38# 45
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 72
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 58
   
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DailyOverlay
# 26# 65
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 48
   
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USA Today
# 45# 48
   
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RotoChamp
# 43# 79
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 41
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 57
   
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
# 24# 82
   
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The Athletic
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# 29# 84
   
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# 59# 67
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 57# 72
   
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# 30# 48
   
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# 42# 85
   
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# 55# 46
   
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# 65# 42
   
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# 75# 65
   
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The Athletic
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Beast Dome
# 108# 55
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405543
   
Runs6078
   
Hits108132
   
Singles6378
   
Doubles2125
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2328
   
RBI6382
   
Stolen Bases153
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks3684
   
Strikeouts87159
   
Batting Average.267.243
   
On Base Pct.327.350
   
Slugging Pct.494.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.797
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats499533
   
Runs7482
   
Hits137135
   
Singles8277
   
Doubles2627
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2729
   
RBI8288
   
Stolen Bases143
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks5177
   
Strikeouts106151
   
Batting Average.274.253
   
On Base Pct.341.348
   
Slugging Pct.495.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.825
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 0-for-5 with an RBI in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 22nd
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's rain-shortened win over the Indians. The steal was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 23rd
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 16th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Cleveland Indians. The homer was his 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 21st
 Yasiel Puig will begin serving his three-game suspension on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a walk, and four total RBIs in Sunday's win over the Royals. The homer was his 26th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 19th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-1 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Aug 11th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-5 with a walk and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 16th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a triple and two runs in a 7-5 win over the Twins on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 9th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs, and three runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Marlins. The homers were his 24th and 25th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 8th
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
We've seen enough of Conforto by now to know that the hype was overblown. Sure, he has had some extremely promising stretches, but over a full year of health in 2018, he wasn't as good as Randal Grichuk who is going over 100 picks later because of the difference in name value.
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
With 55 home runs over the last two seasons and now entering his age-26 season, Conforto has the makings of a consistent 30-HR guy, but he is unlikely to hit much higher than .250 and doesn't provide many stolen bases. Those limitations cap his upside, at least until he's able to make more consistent contact.
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
Although he returned sooner than expected from shoulder surgery, perhaps Conforto needed more recovery time. He entered the All-Star break batting .216 with a .366 slugging percentage. On the strength of nine September homers, he closed the second half by hitting .273 with a .539 slugging clip. He proved capable of handling fellow lefties (.345 wOBA) and finished a seemingly lost year with 28 long balls. Now healthy and ready for Opening Day, Conforto is a strong bet for 30 homers with a higher batting average if he regains past hard-hit standards prior to injuring his shoulder. This could be the last chance to snag him at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros