Who Should I Draft?

Dee Gordon or Nomar Mazara (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 83
Best Rank# 47# 47
Worst Rank# 160# 148
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 101# 153
Best Rank# 76# 140
Worst Rank# 107# 161
   
Projections 
   
Runs6972
Home Runs424
RBI4188
Stolen Bases372
Batting Average.280.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 88
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 71
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 71# 95
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 83# 110
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 87
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 86
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 148
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 66# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 77# 83
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 62# 88
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 47# 97
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 60# 91
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 90
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 80# 85
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 72# 96
   
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BretskyBall
# 74# 100
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 74# 89
   
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# 48# 96
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 88
   
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FanGraphs
# 75# 107
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 100
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 71# 113
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 82# 99
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 77
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 72# 84
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 56# 119
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 90
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 134
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 73# 80
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 85
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 74# 86
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 84# 87
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 94# 96
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 71# 102
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 75# 84
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 73# 47
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 77# 74
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 78# 63
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 80# 74
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 81# 70
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 82# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 82# 66
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 84# 81
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 84# 83
   
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Razzball
# 85# 64
   
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The Athletic
# 87# 79
   
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The Athletic
# 87# 66
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 87# 75
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 76
   
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The Athletic
# 88# 83
   
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RotoBaller
# 91# 47
   
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Freeze Stats
# 94# 83
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 101# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 103# 57
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 105# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 109# 93
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 134# 85
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 160# 87
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats556489
   
Runs6261
   
Hits149126
   
Singles12080
   
Doubles1725
   
Triples81
   
Home Runs420
   
RBI3677
   
Stolen Bases301
   
Caught Stealing120
   
Walks940
   
Strikeouts80116
   
Batting Average.268.258
   
On Base Pct.288.317
   
Slugging Pct.349.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.637.753
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats571546
   
Runs6972
   
Hits160145
   
Singles12992
   
Doubles1928
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs424
   
RBI4188
   
Stolen Bases372
   
Caught Stealing121
   
Walks1949
   
Strikeouts86121
   
Batting Average.280.266
   
On Base Pct.303.326
   
Slugging Pct.358.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.661.780
   
  Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Nomar Mazara
RF - TEX
Nomar Mazara
News 
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Nomar Mazara went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday’s 10-9 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Nomar Mazara (oblique) expects to return during the Rangers' upcoming homestand, which runs Sept. 10th through Sept.15th.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Nomar Mazara's absence from the lineup the last two days is due to linger oblique tightness.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Nomar Mazara (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Dee Gordon went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
Nomar Mazara (oblique) is taking full batting practice and hoping to return to the lineup Monday when the Rangers open a three-game set on the road against the Yankees
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 30th
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
Having hit 20 homers in each of his first three MLB seasons, Mazara has yet to validate his high prospect pedigree as an above-average hitter. Drafters paying for upside instead keep receiving a boring compiler with a career .258/.320/.425 slash line. Last year, he needed a career-high 20.0% HR/FB rate on a career-low 26.6% FB rate just to reach his usual 20, half of which he notched in May. All of this points to a steady hand rather than an upside play, but Mazara only turns 24 in April. His upside hasn't expired just yet, but don't overpay for unfulfilled hype.
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