Who Should I Draft?

Eloy Jimenez or Dee Gordon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 68# 77
Best Rank# 29# 47
Worst Rank# 209# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 101
Best Rank# 91# 76
Worst Rank# 132# 107
   
Projections 
   
Runs7169
Home Runs254
RBI8041
Stolen Bases237
Batting Average.287.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 67# 80
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 75
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 66# 71
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 57# 83
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 61# 88
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 66
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 103
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 68# 105
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 59# 66
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 67# 77
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 70# 77
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 42# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 72
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 50# 82
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 41# 78
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 62# 87
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 78# 80
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 53# 72
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 31# 85
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 55# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 88
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 70# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 62# 74
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 85# 109
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 55# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 85
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 74# 82
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 57# 72
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 63# 84
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 67# 75
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 79# 91
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 65# 84
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 75# 94
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 52# 73
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 71# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 68# 82
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 49# 81
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 64# 101
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 55# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 70
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 80# 71
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 81# 71
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 81# 74
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 81# 77
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 81# 75
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 81# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 64
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 82# 77
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 84# 62
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 85# 79
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 97# 68
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 99# 72
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 103# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 149# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 209# 160
   
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats556
   
Runs62
   
Hits149
   
Singles120
   
Doubles17
   
Triples8
   
Home Runs4
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks9
   
Strikeouts80
   
Batting Average.268
   
On Base Pct.288
   
Slugging Pct.349
   
On-base Plus Slugging.637
   
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519571
   
Runs7169
   
Hits149160
   
Singles92129
   
Doubles2919
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs254
   
RBI8041
   
Stolen Bases237
   
Caught Stealing212
   
Walks3719
   
Strikeouts10986
   
Batting Average.287.280
   
On Base Pct.334.303
   
Slugging Pct.501.358
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.661
   
  Eloy Jimenez
LF,RF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Dee Gordon
2B,CF - SEA
Dee Gordon
News 
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez had a big game in a 10-2 win over the Yankees on Friday. He went 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBI in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
Dee Gordon went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, one RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, three runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
The Mariners activated Dee Gordon (wrist) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-5 with a homer and a double in a 5-2 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 10th
Dee Gordon has resumed baseball activity and could rejoin the team after playing in a couple rehab games later this week, according to Mariners manager Scott Servais.
Andrew Seifter
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
The Mariners have placed Dee Gordon on the 10-day injured list with a right wrist contusion.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 21st
 Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-4 in a 6-4 loss to the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with two singles and one run scored on Friday against Minnesota.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 18th
Notes 
 For all the hype bestowed upon Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jimenez is oddly getting a bit lost in the shuffle. He has nothing left to prove in the minors after hitting .355/.399/.597 with 12 homers in 55 Triple-A games, so the White Sox can't justify keeping him down too much longer. He should now start the season in Chicago after signing a six-year extension that eliminates any need to manipulate his service time. Jimenez could brandish top-shelf power from the start. Steamer agrees, projecting .293/.341/.502 with 25 homers in 130 games. Often available beyond the top-100 picks before the signing, the hype hadn't gotten out of hand yet. Barring a substantial uptick, he's especially an intriguing upside pick in shallower mixed leagues with three starting outfielders.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Jimenez isn't expected to be on the White Sox Opening Day roster, but he has all the makings of another Juan Soto once he does get the call. Jimenez has hit well over .300 at every minor league stop and projects to provide 25-30 HR power from the get-go. He is all reward and no risk in the double digit rounds of fantasy drafts, particularly in leagues with deep benches.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Jimenez may not be Vlad Jr. but most other years, he would be the consensus top fantasy prospect. His game is in the mold of Manny Ramirez where he could be a mainstay in the middle of a lineup, hitting 30 homers with 100 RBIs and a .290 BA every year. That might not all come right away, but from the moment he is called up, you can expect a top 30 fantasy outfielder.
Bobby Sylvester - 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