Who Should I Draft?

A.J. Pollock or Eloy Jimenez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 68
Best Rank# 41# 29
Worst Rank# 111# 209
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 117
Best Rank# 77# 91
Worst Rank# 121# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs7871
Home Runs2125
RBI6980
Stolen Bases172
Batting Average.263.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 47# 67
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 77# 82
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 52# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 82
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 48# 59
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 63# 67
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 50# 70
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 53# 149
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 79# 84
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 50# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 64# 81
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 82
   
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Fake Teams
# 77# 85
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 50# 85
   
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Sporfolio
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Athlon Sports
# 55# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 54# 81
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 74
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 80# 99
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 50# 97
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 79
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 62# 71
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 48# 81
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 61# 68
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 50# 80
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 81
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 49# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 55# 53
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 59# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 63# 43
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 63# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 64# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 51
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 65# 61
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 66# 62
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 67# 57
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 68# 64
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 69# 55
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 70# 62
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 72# 52
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 72# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 73# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 74# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 63
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 77# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 78# 68
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 80# 75
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 98# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 111# 103
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats413
   
Runs61
   
Hits106
   
Singles59
   
Doubles21
   
Triples5
   
Home Runs21
   
RBI65
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing2
   
Walks31
   
Strikeouts100
   
Batting Average.257
   
On Base Pct.316
   
Slugging Pct.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.800
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats504519
   
Runs7871
   
Hits133149
   
Singles7992
   
Doubles2929
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2125
   
RBI6980
   
Stolen Bases172
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4137
   
Strikeouts104109
   
Batting Average.263.287
   
On Base Pct.318.334
   
Slugging Pct.462.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.835
   
  A.J. Pollock
CF - LAD
A.J. Pollock
Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 A.J. Pollock, recovering from elbow surgery that has sidelined him since late April, could play rehab games during the All-Star break.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 18th
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI in a 7-4 loss to Texas on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says A.J. Pollock (elbow) will need 40-50 at-bats on a minor league rehab assignment before returning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters Wednesday that A.J. Pollock will undergo elbow surgery.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez had a big game in a 10-2 win over the Yankees on Friday. He went 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBI in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 A.J. Pollock will undergo exploratory surgery to determine the severity of his right elbow infection.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, three runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
 A.J. Pollock has been placed on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 30th
Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-5 with a homer and a double in a 5-2 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 10th
Notes 
 Pollock was a fantasy monster in 2015, but then an elbow injury cost him almost the entire 2016 season and he hasn't been quite the same player since. A 20-20 season is in the realm of possibility here, and Pollock should score plenty of runs atop the Dodgers lineup as long as he can stay healthy. Just don't reach too early while dreaming of 2015.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
For all the hype bestowed upon Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jimenez is oddly getting a bit lost in the shuffle. He has nothing left to prove in the minors after hitting .355/.399/.597 with 12 homers in 55 Triple-A games, so the White Sox can't justify keeping him down too much longer. He should now start the season in Chicago after signing a six-year extension that eliminates any need to manipulate his service time. Jimenez could brandish top-shelf power from the start. Steamer agrees, projecting .293/.341/.502 with 25 homers in 130 games. Often available beyond the top-100 picks before the signing, the hype hadn't gotten out of hand yet. Barring a substantial uptick, he's especially an intriguing upside pick in shallower mixed leagues with three starting outfielders.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 A broken thumb marked the third different injury to besiege Pollock in as many years. Although a terrific source of power and speed when healthy, he has played just 112 and 113 games in the last two seasons, respectively. When on the field, he endured a massive spike in strikeouts (21.7%) with a 77.8% contact rate five points below his career norm. Drafters must take all of these downsides into account while acknowledging the possibility of a 25/20 season with massive run-scoring upside if batting atop the Dodgers' lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Jimenez isn't expected to be on the White Sox Opening Day roster, but he has all the makings of another Juan Soto once he does get the call. Jimenez has hit well over .300 at every minor league stop and projects to provide 25-30 HR power from the get-go. He is all reward and no risk in the double digit rounds of fantasy drafts, particularly in leagues with deep benches.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Prior to yet another injury, Pollock was among the best fantasy assets in baseball. He had 12 homers, 9 steals and 38 RBIs through just 186 at bats. The ceiling for Pollock is a 30/20 player with a batting average near .300, but he has only played more than 115 games just twice in his career so don't forget about the risk in drafting him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Jimenez may not be Vlad Jr. but most other years, he would be the consensus top fantasy prospect. His game is in the mold of Manny Ramirez where he could be a mainstay in the middle of a lineup, hitting 30 homers with 100 RBIs and a .290 BA every year. That might not all come right away, but from the moment he is called up, you can expect a top 30 fantasy outfielder.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros