Who Should I Draft?

Eugenio Suarez or Joey Votto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 36
Best Rank# 25# 22
Worst Rank# 65# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 52
Best Rank# 52# 46
Worst Rank# 57# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs8385
Home Runs3022
RBI9583
Stolen Bases44
Batting Average.268.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 48# 49
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 36# 56
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 28# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 39
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 28# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 77
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 49
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 29# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 65# 74
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 46
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 32# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 48
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 35# 60
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 35# 36
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 30# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 44
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 25# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 35# 30
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 35# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 34
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 40
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 42# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 42# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 32
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 22
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 53# 35
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 54# 29
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 56# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 64# 28
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527503
   
Runs7967
   
Hits149143
   
Singles91101
   
Doubles2228
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3412
   
RBI10467
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks64108
   
Strikeouts142101
   
Batting Average.283.284
   
On Base Pct.366.417
   
Slugging Pct.526.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.837
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats547522
   
Runs8385
   
Hits146152
   
Singles8999
   
Doubles2630
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3022
   
RBI9583
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks66108
   
Strikeouts143101
   
Batting Average.268.292
   
On Base Pct.347.413
   
Slugging Pct.488.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.895
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
News 
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Joey Votto (back) is in Friday’s lineup versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Indians with mid-back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home runin the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is starting at third base and batting third for Friday's matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Reds' 9-3 win over the Nationals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 31st
 Eugenio Suarez left Wednesday's game versus the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch on the hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
Reds first baseman Joey Votto is back in the lineup for the team's Friday matchup against the Washington Nationals after missing the team's last two games with a tight hamstring.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Notes 
 In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros