Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Correa or Joey Votto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 36
Best Rank# 14# 22
Worst Rank# 76# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 52
Best Rank# 35# 46
Worst Rank# 48# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs8485
Home Runs2422
RBI9283
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.273.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 39# 49
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 35
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 39# 56
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 19# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 39
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 29# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 32# 77
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 31# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 30# 36
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 22# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 40
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 14# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 36# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 58# 74
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 23# 30
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 27
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 28# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 37# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 48
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 34# 60
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 33# 36
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 29# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 39
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 21# 32
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 28# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 28
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 33# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 37# 34
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 37# 30
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 39# 35
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 39# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 43# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 59# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 61# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 63# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 76# 28
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats402503
   
Runs6067
   
Hits96143
   
Singles60101
   
Doubles2028
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1512
   
RBI6567
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks53108
   
Strikeouts111101
   
Batting Average.239.284
   
On Base Pct.323.417
   
Slugging Pct.406.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.837
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats532522
   
Runs8485
   
Hits145152
   
Singles8999
   
Doubles3030
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2422
   
RBI9283
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks67108
   
Strikeouts126101
   
Batting Average.273.292
   
On Base Pct.354.413
   
Slugging Pct.472.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.826.895
   
  Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
News 
 Carlos Correa is reportedly out 3-4 weeks with a cracked rib.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 29th
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Carlos Correa is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Cubs due to rib soreness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
Joey Votto (back) is in Friday’s lineup versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with a walk, three singles, one RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, May 26th
Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Indians with mid-back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 with a double, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Wednesday against the White Sox.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 22nd
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home runin the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 20th
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Reds' 9-3 win over the Nationals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 31st
Notes 
 Correa has missed a significant chunk of time in each of the past two seasons, and while he struggled in 2018, don't forget that he is still just 24 years old and one year removed from being the MVP front-runner prior to his injury. There is major upside here and he may prove to be a league winner
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Correa was an elite prospect who took the league by storm as a rookie in 2015, but his last two seasons have been undone by injuries. In 2017, he was producing like an MVP candidate before tearing a ligament in his thumb in July. Last year, his season never got off the ground due to back issues and breathing problems. Correa has pronounced himself fully healthy this spring, making him a seemingly strong bounce-back candidate, but with his stolen base totals drying up over the last two seasons, he will need to find his way to 30+ HRs or a .300 average in order to fully live up to the hype.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Injuries have limited Correa to 109 and 110 games over the last two seasons, respectively. He stole five bases combined and saw his wOBA plummet from .394 to .313, which was even higher than his .306 xwOBA. Because of his age (24) and instant success upon reaching the majors, there's little discount after the down year. He's too risky in the top-three rounds, but it's hard to ignore the MVP upside if he slips.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros