Who Should I Draft?

Eugenio Suarez or Ozzie Albies (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 39
Best Rank# 25# 27
Worst Rank# 65# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 57
Best Rank# 52# 46
Worst Rank# 57# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs8388
Home Runs3020
RBI9574
Stolen Bases416
Batting Average.268.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 49
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 36# 59
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 28# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 31# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 68
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 41
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 28# 31
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 56# 57
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 42# 43
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 53# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 29# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 38
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 32# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 37
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 35# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 29# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 46
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 35# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 31# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 30# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 59
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 35# 59
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 35# 40
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 30# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 51
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 25# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 33
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 42# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 47# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 47# 34
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 48# 36
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 50# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 43
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 54# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 64# 40
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 65# 46
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527639
   
Runs79105
   
Hits149167
   
Singles9198
   
Doubles2240
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs3424
   
RBI10472
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6436
   
Strikeouts142116
   
Batting Average.283.261
   
On Base Pct.366.305
   
Slugging Pct.526.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.757
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats547595
   
Runs8388
   
Hits146162
   
Singles89101
   
Doubles2634
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs3020
   
RBI9574
   
Stolen Bases416
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks6640
   
Strikeouts143107
   
Batting Average.268.273
   
On Base Pct.347.319
   
Slugging Pct.488.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.775
   
  Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
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
Atlanta second baseman Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his 10th of the season and his third in the last two days.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Monday's win over the Pirates. The homers were his eighth and ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-5 with two runs scored on Sunday against the Marlins.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
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
Albies got off to a torrid start in his first full season in the Big Leagues, hitting nine home runs in April and heading into the All Star break with 20 HRs and nine steals. He struggled mightily in the second half of the season, but still finished as a top-three second basemen in standard 5x5 formats. There are some concerns that the Braves' acquisition of Josh Donaldson could push Albies down towards the bottom half of the lineup, hurting his counting stats and ability to steal bases, but it's also possible he'll stick in one of the first two lineup spots. Regardless, Albies has already proven he has 20-20 potential and should even be able to improve a bit on last season's .261 batting average.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Anyone who drafted Albies was already miles into a victory lap by the time his performance plummeted. After already validating an investment with 20 homers and nine steals in the first half, he hit a gruesome .226/.282/.342 with four homers and five steals after the All-Star break. His hard-hit rate dipped from 38.5 to 27.0%. He procured 16 homers in 1,744 minor league plate appearances, so drafters should be dubious of a full power repeat regardless of the steep splits. The bigger concern is whether he can fix his late contact woes, particularly his 39.6% outside-swing rate. If maintaining last year's .305 OBP, the Braves will eliminate any chance of another 105-run campaign by hitting their youngster sixth or seventh more often than first or second. There's too much upside to fade Albies entirely, but a top-50 pick is too rich.
Andrew Gould - 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
Albies is dripping with potential and there is no denying that after his 20 homer first half with 9 steals. With that said, his second half was dreadful, batting .226 with just 4 bombs. There is a chance he returns first round value, but the downside would torch your team if he returns to second half form.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros