Who Should I Draft?

Yuli Gurriel or Miguel Sano (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
41 of 57 experts
28%
Recommended by
16 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 136# 159
Best Rank# 82# 73
Worst Rank# 199# 250
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 184# 269
Best Rank# 176# 249
Worst Rank# 203# 343
   
Projections 
   
Runs6465
Home Runs1426
RBI7272
Stolen Bases41
Batting Average.287.237
   
Misc 
   
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# 128
   
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# 161
   
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USA Today
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# 82# 215
   
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# 158
   
  Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats537266
   
Runs7032
   
Hits15653
   
Singles10926
   
Doubles3314
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1313
   
RBI8541
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2331
   
Strikeouts63115
   
Batting Average.291.199
   
On Base Pct.323.281
   
Slugging Pct.428.399
   
On-base Plus Slugging.751.679
   
  Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats510431
   
Runs6465
   
Hits146102
   
Singles9755
   
Doubles3321
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1426
   
RBI7272
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2454
   
Strikeouts64168
   
Batting Average.287.237
   
On Base Pct.319.322
   
Slugging Pct.440.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.795
   
  Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B,DH - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
News 
 Yuli Gurriel was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Angels due to a stomach illness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
 Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-6 with a three-run homer in a 9-8 win over the White Sox in 12 innings.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 18th
 Yuli Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 7-5 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
 Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 12-3 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 9-5 win over Cleveland on Saturday in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Yuli Gurriel's (hamstring) is expected to return to the Astros lineup Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Miguel Sano (back) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 10th
Notes 
 Gurriel isn't going to mash 25 homers like many of the others going in his late-round range, but he is a sure-bet to boost your batting average which is difficult to find as the draft comes to a close.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Sano is out until at least May with a heel injury so he may not be worth drafting unless your league has DL spots available. If not, he is a great waiver wire pickup a few weeks into the season as his career per-162 profile is near identical to fifth round pick, Rhys Hoskins.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 The only first basemen to bat at least .290 in each of the last two years? Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, and Yuli Gurriel. Houston's career .291 hitter is an underrated stabilizer in batting average who can also drive in 75-85 runs in a stacked lineup. He even popped five homers in September after a long power drought, so the veteran should at least offer double-digit long balls. He's a boring, but productive depth piece for a drafter who loaded up on high-power average liabilities.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Sano, who has never recorded 500 plate appearances in a big league season, is unlikely to reach that mark in 2019. After injuring his heel during the offseason, he's not expected to be ready until May, at the earliest. There's still the matter of him hitting .199/.281/.398 with a 38.5% strikeout rate last season. While he makes too much hard contact to again bat below the Mendoza line, all the punchouts make him unlikely to climb much higher than his career .244 clip. Because of these holes, drafters should be able to stash a 25-year-old with a high walk rate and top-shelf power on the cheap. Only take him in five-by-five drafts if needing power and getting a steep discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros