Who Should I Draft?

Cesar Hernandez or Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 104# 149
Best Rank# 73# 79
Worst Rank# 272# 244
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 173# 241
Best Rank# 163# 208
Worst Rank# 199# 309
   
Projections 
   
Runs7856
Home Runs1116
RBI5358
Stolen Bases165
Batting Average.266.267
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 94# 143
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 147
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 148
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 110
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 99# 165
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 104# 137
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 124
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 107# 142
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 137# 204
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 134
   
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Brewer Rat
# 104# 159
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 98# 154
   
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The Athletic
# 131# 187
   
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Beast Dome
# 85# 151
   
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CBS Sports
# 129# 204
   
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CBS Sports
# 118# 244
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 169
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 125# 179
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 124# 231
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 113# 151
   
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FantasyPros
# 99# 156
   
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BretskyBall
# 73# 154
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 164
   
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The Athletic
# 120# 139
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 111# 154
   
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Fake Teams
# 136# 159
   
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# 80# 202
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 110# 116
   
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# 106# 139
   
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FanGraphs
# 74
   
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Pitcher List
# 123
   
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RotoBaller
# 95# 135
   
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RotoBaller
# 100# 164
   
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FantasyPros
# 117# 135
   
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FanGraphs
# 137# 160
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 104# 173
   
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Razzball
# 104# 150
   
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FantasyPros
# 86# 158
   
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RotoBaller
# 103# 122
   
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FantasyPros
# 96# 160
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 118# 126
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 144# 210
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 105# 147
   
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SportsLine
# 106# 122
   
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Fantrax
# 106# 148
   
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FanGraphs
# 110# 160
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 103# 161
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 129
   
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The Athletic
# 119# 118
   
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RotoChamp
# 125# 114
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 130# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 146# 142
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 149# 146
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 150# 94
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 154# 97
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 272# 226
   
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats605249
   
Runs9130
   
Hits15370
   
Singles12051
   
Doubles158
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI6035
   
Stolen Bases191
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks959
   
Strikeouts15559
   
Batting Average.253.281
   
On Base Pct.356.309
   
Slugging Pct.362.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.718.755
   
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats543443
   
Runs7856
   
Hits145118
   
Singles11081
   
Doubles1920
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs1116
   
RBI5358
   
Stolen Bases165
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks7420
   
Strikeouts12598
   
Batting Average.266.267
   
On Base Pct.354.299
   
Slugging Pct.381.425
   
On-base Plus Slugging.736.724
   
  Cesar Hernandez
2B - PHI
Cesar Hernandez
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
News 
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in Saturday's win over the Braves. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
Lourdes Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Lourdes Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 7-5 win over the Angels on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
Lourdes Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 12-0 win over Houston.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his sixth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
Lourdes Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his fifth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Lourdes Gurriel went 4-for-4 with two singles, double, home run, two RBI and three runs in a 10-1 victory against the Padres on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, May 27th
Notes 
 Hernandez may be about as boring as it gets, but you should be glad to welcome 15 homers, 20 steals and 90 runs onto your roster. That is the production he gave fantasy owners last year and you may want to keep in mind that he had a .294 batting average the two previous seasons.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
On a 162-game pace, Gurriel was a 27 homer hitter with a .281 batting average and 87 RBIs. He may not keep up that pace with a full season's worth of at bats, but you can argue that is his upside which would make for an exceptional value late in drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Here's a case of launch angle not always helping. Hernandez elevated his launch angle from 3.3 to 9.4, and the philosophy shift produced a career-high 15 homers. He also, however, batted .253 after back-to-back .294 campaigns. The drop could potentially cost the second baseman his spot atop a Philadelphia lineup that has added Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto, and Bryce Harper. An extra handful of homers isn't worth the average sacrifice for fantasy investors either, so here's to Hernandez resetting his approach and going back to being an on-base machine who could easily score 100 runs if batting leadoff. Regardless of his plate approach, he has delivered 15-19 steals in each of the past four seasons, making him a steady middle-infield target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros