Who Should I Draft?

Yasiel Puig or Tommy Pham (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 44
Best Rank# 24# 24
Worst Rank# 82# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 76
Best Rank# 60# 69
Worst Rank# 73# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs9174
Home Runs2227
RBI7182
Stolen Bases1714
Batting Average.272.274
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 63
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 59
   
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# 34# 35
   
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 45
   
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USA Today
# 36# 45
   
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RotoChamp
# 24# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 51# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 40
   
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Beast Dome
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  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats494405
   
Runs10260
   
Hits136108
   
Singles9163
   
Doubles1821
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs2123
   
RBI6363
   
Stolen Bases1515
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks6736
   
Strikeouts14087
   
Batting Average.275.267
   
On Base Pct.367.327
   
Slugging Pct.464.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.820
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats508499
   
Runs9174
   
Hits138137
   
Singles9082
   
Doubles2226
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2227
   
RBI7182
   
Stolen Bases1714
   
Caught Stealing66
   
Walks6951
   
Strikeouts146106
   
Batting Average.272.274
   
On Base Pct.359.341
   
Slugging Pct.462.495
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.836
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
News 
 Tommy Pham went 5-for-6 with a two-run double, a stolen base and three runs scored to lead the Rays to an 8-7 victory over the Dodgers in extra innings on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
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
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Angels by an 11-4 score on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
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
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run while also driving in a run on Wednesday as the Rays lost to the Rangers by a 10-9 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Tommy Pham left Thursday's game with right forearm tightness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
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
 Tommy Pham went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win against Baltimore.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 3rd
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 in a 9-6 loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Despite playing 34 fewer games than Andrew Benintendi over the last two seasons, Pham has outplayed him from a fantasy perspective. Pham is being drafted four rounds later and is coming off one of the best second-halfs in the MLB
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After breaking out in 2017 with a .306 average, 23 HRs, and 25 SBs, Pham's numbers were down through nearly 100 games in 2018 before he was traded to Tampa, where he finished with a flurry. The end result was a perfectly respectable .275/102/21/63/15 roto line that was good enough to rank 16th among outfielders. Pham may strike out a bit too much to be a true .300 hitter, but he isn't a batting average liability, and there is no reason he can't again go 20-20 as long as the Rays continue to give him the green light on the base paths. He is a bit of an injury risk, but has shown he can make a big impact in 130-140 games.
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
 Despite batting .248/.331/.399 with a .323 wOBA prior to the Cardinals trading him, Pham's .283 xBA and .364 xwOBA called for a rebound. He did just that and more, going .343/.448/.622 In 39 games with the Rays. Put it all together, and he was one of eight hitters to hit at least .275 with 20 homers and 15 steals. There's room for more across the board, as he recorded MLB's third-best hard-hit rate (48.5%) last season and poached 25 bags in 2017.
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