Who Should I Draft?

Eugenio Suarez or Nelson Cruz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 40
Best Rank# 25# 4
Worst Rank# 65# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 91
Best Rank# 52# 82
Worst Rank# 57# 105
   
Projections 
   
Runs8382
Home Runs3036
RBI95102
Stolen Bases41
Batting Average.268.274
   
Misc 
   
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# 48# 53
   
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# 37# 58
   
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# 38# 48
   
Greg Smith
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# 39# 44
   
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# 31# 40
   
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# 38# 43
   
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# 32# 19
   
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# 36# 20
   
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# 41# 36
   
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# 42# 41
   
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# 46# 43
   
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# 48# 45
   
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# 50# 43
   
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# 50# 44
   
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# 52# 47
   
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# 53# 51
   
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# 54# 4
   
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The Athletic
# 56# 45
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 37
   
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# 57# 35
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 47
   
Staff Rankings
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# 64# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 65# 21
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527519
   
Runs7970
   
Hits149133
   
Singles9177
   
Doubles2218
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3437
   
RBI10497
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6455
   
Strikeouts142122
   
Batting Average.283.256
   
On Base Pct.366.342
   
Slugging Pct.526.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.851
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats547525
   
Runs8382
   
Hits146144
   
Singles8983
   
Doubles2623
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3036
   
RBI95102
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks6656
   
Strikeouts143126
   
Batting Average.268.274
   
On Base Pct.347.343
   
Slugging Pct.488.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.870
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
News 
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 26th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 29th
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 28th
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a homer, two walks, four runs, and an RBI in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
 Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk and three RBI in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 20th
 Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 0-for-2 with two walks in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
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
Forget the groundhog seeing his shadow; there's no better sign of spring's arrival than seeing Cruz get drafted criminally late. After merely clobbering 37 homers-his lowest tally since 2013-the stud DH has a consensus ADP outside of the top 100. That's an absurdly low price for a dependably elite slugger who finished in the 98th percentile of hard-hit rate, exit velocity, xwOBA, and xSLG. Despite logging a .282 xBA for the third straight year, his actual average dropped from .287 and .288 to .256. Even if he merely splits the difference and reverts to .270, he'd be a better version of Rhys Hoskins going multiple rounds later. So what if he doesn't have a position? Were you planning on leaving a utility spot empty?
Andrew Gould - 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
Cruz has seen his batting average fall from .302 slowly down to .256 over the last four seasons, but the homers and RBIs are still firmly among the top of the league even despite his advanced again. You can rely on his durability and power in 2019 so don't hesitate to grab him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - 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