Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Jose Altuve (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 10
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 23# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 14
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 9# 17
   
Projections 
   
Runs10395
Home Runs2818
RBI9480
Stolen Bases1722
Batting Average.303.317
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 7# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 8
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 3# 7
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 7# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 9
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 6# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 16
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 6# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 15
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 6# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 15
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 8
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 7# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 7# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 12
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 13# 17
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 7# 10
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 7# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 7
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 9# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 8
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 10# 5
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 11# 9
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 12# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 9
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 14# 4
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 15# 9
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 23# 11
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats574534
   
Runs11884
   
Hits187169
   
Singles110125
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs3613
   
RBI11061
   
Stolen Bases2217
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks6855
   
Strikeouts13579
   
Batting Average.326.317
   
On Base Pct.403.386
   
Slugging Pct.598.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.000.837
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575582
   
Runs10395
   
Hits174184
   
Singles107128
   
Doubles3535
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2818
   
RBI9480
   
Stolen Bases1722
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks7256
   
Strikeouts13380
   
Batting Average.303.317
   
On Base Pct.380.377
   
Slugging Pct.523.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.859
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
News 
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Jose Altuve (hamstring, knee) appears close to beginning a rehab assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Jose Altuve has been pulled from his minor league rehab assignment due to "fatigue and soreness" in his knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Marlins on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Jose Altuve (hamstring) took batting practice on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and four RBI in the Brewers' 12-10 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Astros manager A.J. Hinch says Jose Altuve is likely heading to the injured list with a hamstring injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 11th
Notes 
 There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It can be easy to be discouraged by Altuve "only" batting .316 with limited power and steals, but the injury seemed to influence his performance much more than most realize. You can expect a return to his 20 homer, 30 steal, 110 runs season with a batting average north of .330
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Altuve is coming off a down year by his high standards, although he still finished just inside the top-60 players in standard 5x5 roto formats. Fantasy owners should expect a modest rebound, but it would be unwise to expect Altuve to fully return to the first round player he once was. His back-to-back 24 HR seasons in 2016 and 2017 always looked unsustainable based on his high ground ball rate, and while last year's 13 homers may be his floor in that department, fantasy owners shouldn't realistically expect more than 15-17. Meanwhile, Altuve's sprint speed is down and his stolen base attempts have declined for five straight years, suggesting that he may not steal 20 bases, let alone 30.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Last year's consensus No. 2 pick, Altuve stumbled to just 13 homers and 17 steals in 137 games. Despite the down year, drafters should pounce if the 2017 AL MVP falls into the second round. He was batting .342 through June before a knee injury interfered, eventually forcing the first DL appearance of his career. After an offseason to heal, he should veer closer to 20-homer, 25-steal form with a sky-high average and plenty of scoring output in Houston's star-studded lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros