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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 43
Best Rank# 21# 22
Worst Rank# 116# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 46
Best Rank# 34# 42
Worst Rank# 58# 58
   
Projections 
   
Runs30
Home Runs127
RBI35
Stolen Bases1
Batting Avg.287
Strikeouts4877
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.41
WHIP1.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 29# 53
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 28# 102
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 71
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 43
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 59
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 50
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 22# 27
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 38# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 75
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 52
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 74
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 79
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 54
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 59
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 33# 38
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 32# 45
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 36# 67
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 34# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 74# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 37# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 43# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 77# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 29
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 68# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 109# 32
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 61# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 81# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 58# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 96# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 97# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 116# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 67# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 78# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 60# 46
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 91# 48
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 53# 51
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 97# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs58
   
Home Runs2715
   
RBI78
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.313
   
Strikeouts94240
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP1.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs30
   
Home Runs127
   
RBI35
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Batting Avg.287
   
Strikeouts4877
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.41
   
WHIP1.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
News 
 Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
Charlie Morton allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six over four 1/3 innings during Friday's 6-2 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 24th
 Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
Charlie Morton allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six over five 2/3 scoreless innings during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sun, Oct 18th
 The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
Charlie Morton will start Saturday's Game 7 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Charlie Morton allowed five hits and one walk while striking out five across five scoreless innings during Monday's 4-2 win over the Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Charlie Morton allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Wednesday’s 8-4 win over the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 8th
Notes 
 A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
He's no longer Ground Chuck, as the Astros and Rays were able to tap into the electric stuff that Morton has. It's hard to argue with the success that he's had over the past few seasons, but what hurts Morton - and fantasy managers - is that the breakout came late in his career. He's 35, and he said he "fully expects" to hang up his cleats at the end of his current contract. If he's the same pitcher as he has been the past few years, you're getting a steal here. But age and durability concerns have to be on your mind if you draft him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Had the best season of his career in 2019. If he comes close to matching it his ADP will make him a big-time value
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros