Who Should I Draft?

Eddie Rosario or Justin Upton (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 60
Best Rank# 28# 33
Worst Rank# 76# 121
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 94
Best Rank# 72# 77
Worst Rank# 100# 132
   
Projections 
   
Runs8582
Home Runs2529
RBI8388
Stolen Bases98
Batting Average.282.253
   
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  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats559533
   
Runs8780
   
Hits161137
   
Singles10488
   
Doubles3118
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2430
   
RBI7785
   
Stolen Bases88
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3064
   
Strikeouts104176
   
Batting Average.288.257
   
On Base Pct.323.344
   
Slugging Pct.479.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.808
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576535
   
Runs8582
   
Hits162135
   
Singles10280
   
Doubles3225
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2529
   
RBI8388
   
Stolen Bases98
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks3463
   
Strikeouts113171
   
Batting Average.282.253
   
On Base Pct.322.332
   
Slugging Pct.481.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.802
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Justin Upton
LF,DH - LAA
Justin Upton
News 
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a run in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 20th
Justin Upton (knee) received a PRP injection Friday and will be on crutches for two or three weeks.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two homers, two runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
Justin Upton (knee) will not play again this season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs, two RBI, and a walk in a 9-5 win over the Indians in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
Justin Upton underwent an MRI on his right knee Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run in a 5-0 win over Washington on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
Justin Upton went 0-for-2 with a walk in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's 10-6 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Erratic over the course of a season, Upton is consistent on a year-to-year basis. Even if he never lived out Ken Griffey Jr. comparisons, the outfielder has logged over 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons with at least 30 homers in the last three. A rise in ground balls and fall in fly balls, however, puts that streak in jeopardy. So does a toe injury that will likely send him to the IL to start 2019. That's a big blow since stability was a major driving force in drafting Upton.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Upton is the definition of a boring-but-reliable fantasy producer, with six straight seasons of at least 26 HRs, eight stolen bases, solid run production, and a middling batting average. In a good year, he might hit 35 HRs, bat .280, or swipe 20 bags, but the safe expectation is that he will go around .250-30-10, which is still quite useful in fantasy leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Upton is one of the only players with at least 30 homers in each of the last three seasons. You can also bank on 80+ RBIs and runs, and while his stolen bases have come down over the years, 10 is a good bet once again. Upton's batting average won't help you, but it should be enough to warrant a sixth round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros