Who Should I Draft?

Yasiel Puig or Mitch Haniger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
27%
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 52
Best Rank# 24# 38
Worst Rank# 108# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 83
Best Rank# 69# 60
Worst Rank# 94# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs7487
Home Runs2725
RBI8285
Stolen Bases147
Batting Average.274.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 38# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 63
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 50
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 26# 62
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 48
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 30# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 24# 39
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 53# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 52
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 28# 44
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 81
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 58
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 45# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 59
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 42# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 35# 65
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 41# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 84
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 45# 53
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 42# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 49
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 42# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 46
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 64# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 55# 53
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 55# 49
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 57# 44
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 59# 54
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 56
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 52
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 50
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 64# 38
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 64
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 70# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 70
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 68
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 76# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 108# 51
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405596
   
Runs6090
   
Hits108170
   
Singles63102
   
Doubles2138
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2326
   
RBI6393
   
Stolen Bases158
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks3670
   
Strikeouts87148
   
Batting Average.267.285
   
On Base Pct.327.366
   
Slugging Pct.494.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.859
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats499567
   
Runs7487
   
Hits137155
   
Singles8293
   
Doubles2634
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI8285
   
Stolen Bases147
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks5162
   
Strikeouts106140
   
Batting Average.274.273
   
On Base Pct.341.344
   
Slugging Pct.495.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.819
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
News 
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 with an RBI in a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
Mitch Haniger (back) has still not been officially ruled out for the season, but his back hasn't shown any tangible improvement and he's likely to sit out the team's remaining games."He still has a few issues going on," manager Scott Servais said. "Obviously we're at the point in the season where it doesn't look great for him getting back on the field. I don't rule out anything, but it would be very difficult."
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-7 with a walk across both games of a Saturday doubleheader against the Twins. Cleveland lost both games, 2-0 and 9-5.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs, and a steal in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 3rd
Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
 Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 in a 9-6 loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
Mitch Haniger (groin) is dealing with some lower-back tightness and is day-to-day amid his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
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
Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
Andrew Gould - 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 Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros