Who Should I Draft?

Dee Gordon or Brian Dozier (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 82
Best Rank# 47# 36
Worst Rank# 160# 144
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 137
Best Rank# 76# 120
Worst Rank# 107# 141
   
Projections 
   
Runs6980
Home Runs425
RBI4179
Stolen Bases3712
Batting Average.280.244
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 80# 88
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 88
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 88# 100
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 85
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 77# 84
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 62# 117
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 47# 79
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 60# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 87
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 78# 144
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 84
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 72# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 104
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 74# 83
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 90
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 74# 88
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 67
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 87
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 78
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 72# 91
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 95
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 96
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 56# 129
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 73# 99
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 84# 87
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 74
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 74# 87
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 82# 92
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 81# 109
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 71# 76
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 98
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 66# 62
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71# 63
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 73# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 73
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 75# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 82# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 74
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 83# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 57
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 84# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 84
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 87# 84
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 87# 81
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 84
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 91# 69
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 94# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 74
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 101
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 105# 104
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 109# 86
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 134# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 160# 95
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats556553
   
Runs6281
   
Hits149119
   
Singles12066
   
Doubles1730
   
Triples82
   
Home Runs421
   
RBI3672
   
Stolen Bases3012
   
Caught Stealing123
   
Walks970
   
Strikeouts80129
   
Batting Average.268.215
   
On Base Pct.288.305
   
Slugging Pct.349.391
   
On-base Plus Slugging.637.696
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats571529
   
Runs6980
   
Hits160129
   
Singles12973
   
Doubles1927
   
Triples73
   
Home Runs425
   
RBI4179
   
Stolen Bases3712
   
Caught Stealing124
   
Walks1962
   
Strikeouts86120
   
Batting Average.280.244
   
On Base Pct.303.323
   
Slugging Pct.358.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.661.772
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Brian Dozier
2B - WSH
Brian Dozier
News 
 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
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 0-for-2 with three walks in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 25th
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Brian Dozier was placed on the paternity list Monday.
Brad Camara
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
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a walk, and four RBIs in Sunday's win over the Brewers. The homers were his 18th and 19th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 19th
 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
Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 14th
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Brian Dozier 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Friday’s 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 3rd
Notes 
 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
Dozier may not have had the best season last year, but he still hit 21 homers with 12 steals. The batting average is expected to rise in 2019 and let's not forget that he has 40 homer, 20 steal upside.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Coming off back-to-back seasons as a top-25 overall player in standard 5x5 leagues, Dozier really struggled in 2018, hitting just .215 while both his HR and SB totals fell as well. It was an all-around frustrating season, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism for a rebound. Dozier's batted ball profile remained basically the same as past seasons, but his BABIP was much lower than usual. He also had to adjust to the National League midway through the season, and was playing through a bone bruise that likely impacted his performance. Now healthy and a bit more familiar with NL pitchers, Dozier will be a good value in fantasy drafts if he comes anywhere close to his past level of performance.
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
It was a lost year for Dozier, and he still came out with 21 homers and 12 steals. That wasn't worth much when paired with a .215 batting average, but the second baseman said he was playing through a knee injury all season. In two seasons before the 2018 downturn, he hit .269 with a combined 76 blasts and 34 steals. Banking on a health-enabled rebound is an interesting risk for those who can risk a subpar average or play in an OBP/points league.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros