Who Should I Draft?

David Peralta or Dee Gordon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 73# 78
Best Rank# 36# 47
Worst Rank# 113# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 129# 101
Best Rank# 110# 76
Worst Rank# 140# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7669
Home Runs234
RBI7541
Stolen Bases537
Batting Average.284.280
   
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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 75
   
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DailyOverlay
# 61# 83
   
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The Athletic
# 43# 88
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 70
   
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USA Today
# 75# 77
   
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RotoChamp
# 48# 66
   
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Razzball
# 79# 103
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 89# 105
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 73# 77
   
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The Athletic
# 63# 77
   
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Beast Dome
# 71# 73
   
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The Athletic
# 40# 62
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Paul Sporer
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# 73# 75
   
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# 82# 85
   
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# 78# 82
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 68
   
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RotoBaller
# 86# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
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# 77# 84
   
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Freeze Stats
# 68# 94
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 73# 84
   
Jacob Gibbs
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# 70# 74
   
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Fantrax
# 66# 82
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 71# 94
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 84# 134
   
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FanGraphs
# 59# 101
   
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Pitcher List
# 47# 71
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 75
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 64
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 73# 72
   
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FantasyPros
# 74# 72
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 78# 72
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 78# 65
   
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Brewer Rat
# 80# 66
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 72
   
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Fake Teams
# 82# 81
   
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# 84# 56
   
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# 84# 80
   
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# 85# 48
   
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# 85# 84
   
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# 86# 84
   
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# 88# 71
   
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FantasyPros
# 89# 75
   
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CBS Sports
# 90# 60
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 91# 79
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 93# 71
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 93# 47
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 94# 73
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 95# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 113# 109
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560556
   
Runs7562
   
Hits164149
   
Singles104120
   
Doubles2517
   
Triples58
   
Home Runs304
   
RBI8736
   
Stolen Bases430
   
Caught Stealing012
   
Walks489
   
Strikeouts12480
   
Batting Average.293.268
   
On Base Pct.352.288
   
Slugging Pct.516.349
   
On-base Plus Slugging.868.637
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats543571
   
Runs7669
   
Hits154160
   
Singles98129
   
Doubles2819
   
Triples57
   
Home Runs234
   
RBI7541
   
Stolen Bases537
   
Caught Stealing212
   
Walks4619
   
Strikeouts11686
   
Batting Average.284.280
   
On Base Pct.340.303
   
Slugging Pct.480.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.661
   
  David Peralta
LF - ARI
David Peralta
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
News 
 David Peralta will require surgery on his right shoulder and is set to miss the rest of 2019.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 27th
Dee Gordon came off the bench and went 1-for-2 in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 David Peralta (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 David Peralta hit his 12th homer of the season in Arizona's 6-1 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 19th
Dee Gordon went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in Saturday’s 2-1 loss the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 David Peralta went 1-for-6 with a single as the D'Backs fell to the Giants 10-9 in 11 innings on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 11-9 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
 David Peralta was held out of Monday's game due to neck stiffness.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 12th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Notes 
 Peralta is a .293 career hitter, so it wasn't exactly a surprise that he hit .293 last year. What was shocking, however, was that he hit 30 home runs after never hitting more than 17 in any of his previous four Major League seasons. The power spike was backed up by a ton of hard contact, but his ground ball rate remained high, making a repeat quite unlikely. Buy Peralta for the batting average, and consider anything more than 20 home runs to be a bonus.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Gordon is going to absolutely destroy you in two categories and his batting average isn't anything to write home about. With that said, the potential of 60 stolen bases makes him worth the price of admission toward the middle of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Peralta batted .293 with a .352 OBP and 14 homers in 2017, but drafters snoozed at his bounce-back campaign. Last year, he batted .293 with a .352 OBP … and 30 homers. And yet he's still fighting for a top-100 spot. Having previously never gone deep more than 17 times in a season, it's safe to project regression given his 29.2% fly-ball rate. An elevated hard-hit rate at least gives him hope of reaching 20 homers, which would make him a useful contributor with a high floor in batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Gordon averaged around 60 steals per season from 2014-2017, but that number plummeted to 30 steals in 141 games last season. The .268 batting average he produced last season is probably due for some positive correction into the .280 range, but Gordon is a major drag in the HR and RBI categories, so he'll need to get his stolen base total back up into the 50-60 range to be worth deploying in standard 5x5 leagues of 12 teams or fewer. It's tough to say whether that will happen as Gordon approaches 31 years old, so he's a boom-or-bust selection if he goes in the single digit rounds of fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  Gordon is great at running, but not quite as good at reaching base. Despite the complete lack of power, his profile was palatable when consisting of a high average, plethora of runs, and 60 steals. Last season, however, he batted .268 with 62 runs and 30 steals. He was caught stealing (12) more times than he walked (nine), and the 30-year-old can't afford as many misfires with a .288 OBP. His Statcast speed score (29.0) didn't drop much from 2017 (29.0), so it's possible he bounces back to 40-45 steals if a few more dribbles roll his way. It's probably not worth the risk unless desperate for speed.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros