Who Should I Draft?

Yasiel Puig or Mitch Haniger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 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
Going For 2
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 49# 53
   
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
   
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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 59# 54
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 56
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 52
   
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
Sports Illustrated
# 76# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 108# 51
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
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 - CIN
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 - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
News 
 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
Haniger was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday after fouling a ball off himself in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
To update a previous report, Haniger was diagnosed with a testicular contusion, which caused him to be removed from Thursday's game against the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Jun 7th
 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
Haniger was removed from Thursday's game with a lower-body contusion.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Mitch Haniger went 1-for-2 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and two runs scored against Houston on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
 Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
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