Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 41
Best Rank# 17# 30
Worst Rank# 36# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 74
Best Rank# 29# 52
Worst Rank# 37# 82
   
Projections 
   
Runs8879
Home Runs2927
RBI10092
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.281.284
   
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Injury AlertDTD-
   
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The Athletic
# 21# 30
   
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# 22# 38
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 38
   
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# 23# 33
   
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# 29# 42
   
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# 24# 40
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 37
   
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USA Today
# 21# 50
   
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# 26# 63
   
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# 24# 46
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 18# 32
   
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# 36# 52
   
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# 24# 51
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats566499
   
Runs7468
   
Hits160132
   
Singles10573
   
Doubles2936
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2522
   
RBI10178
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks7037
   
Strikeouts80109
   
Batting Average.283.265
   
On Base Pct.376.326
   
Slugging Pct.470.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.798
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats557564
   
Runs8879
   
Hits157160
   
Singles9396
   
Doubles3235
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2927
   
RBI10092
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7540
   
Strikeouts87116
   
Batting Average.281.284
   
On Base Pct.367.331
   
Slugging Pct.501.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.828
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right ankle injury.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a homer and four RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
 Anthony Rizzo (back) is hoping to return against the Brewers over the weekend.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 28th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in an 8-6 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros