Who Should I Draft?

Austin Jackson or B.J. Upton (2014)

Photo of Austin Jackson
Austin Jackson (CF)
Detroit
Photo of B.J. Upton
B.J. Upton (CF)
Atlanta
Expert Picks
96%
4%

Michael Pichan
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Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports

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Josh Shepardson
The Fantasy Fix

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ECR
116
229
Best Rank
56
118
Worst Rank
203
339

83
N/A

114
N/A

124
219

128
216
Composite ADP
133
219
138
209

View Average Draft Position (ADP) for all players

AB
582
473
RUNS
95
57
HITS
160
106
1B
104
66
2B
31
22
3B
8
2
HRS
14
16
RBI
59
53
SB
13
19
CS
5
6
BB
61
50
SO
140
156
AVE
.275
.224
OBP
.344
.298
SLG
.429
.382
OPS
.773
.681
AB
552
391
RUNS
99
30
HITS
150
72
1B
101
49
2B
30
14
3B
7
0
HRS
12
9
RBI
49
26
SB
8
12
CS
0
0
BB
52
44
SO
129
151
AVE
.272
.184
OBP
.334
.267
SLG
.417
.289
OPS
.754
.557
 

In a disappointing, injury-plagued season, Jackson still gave us a .272-99-12-49-8 line (missing 33 games). And remember he had five steals in April before he got hurt. New year, new manager, big spring (I don't take ST too seriously, but I like to see a batter rebuild his confidence). Go get him. - Scott Pianowski, Yahoo

Jackson seems to be always over- or underrated. This year, he's under. As a high-BABIP skill guy, expect him to be useful in average more often than not. As the table-setter for a great lineup, expect him to score a million runs. Like always. He's sneaky useful. - Alex McCrum, Roto Authority

We know he's on a short leash, so a 1-for-12 start to the season with six strikeouts is concerning. I said stay away, but others couldn't pass up the history of 50 home runs plus steals. It's too early to panic, but Upton has less wriggle room than most. - Brad Johnson, Fangraphs

He appears primed to open the season in the second spot of the order, which will certainly help with his production. That said, he's still stuck out 21 times in 60 AB and has just 2 doubles and 1 triple to go along with the HR. If he's going to strike out that much he's not going to stick at the top of the order, and then the over value is going to plummet. There's upside, but don't consider him a lock to produce. - Eric Stashin, Roto Professor

At 29, Upton is in the prime time of his life. He's batting .297 this spring with four steals. There's a chance that, slotted down in the Braves lineup where there's less pressure, he comes into his own. There's also a chance that he reverts to what he was doing: .240 average, 20-some dongs, 30-some steals, 70-some RBIs. Wait, that's not that bad! There's no way B.J.'s gonna suck as bad in 2014 as he did in 2013. - Pete Bothum, Razzball