Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 41
Best Rank# 7# 30
Worst Rank# 25# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 74
Best Rank# 16# 52
Worst Rank# 25# 82
   
Projections 
   
Runs9379
Home Runs2727
RBI9592
Stolen Bases82
Batting Average.302.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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The Athletic
# 16# 30
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 38
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 38
   
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# 15# 33
   
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DailyOverlay
# 13# 42
   
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The Athletic
# 17# 40
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 37
   
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USA Today
# 11# 50
   
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RotoChamp
# 14# 63
   
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Razzball
# 17# 46
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 15# 32
   
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Brewer Rat
# 24# 38
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
# 17# 35
   
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The Athletic
# 23# 57
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 36
   
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The Athletic
# 14# 51
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 42
   
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Fake Teams
# 20# 35
   
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# 9# 38
   
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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FanGraphs
# 16
   
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RotoBaller
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
# 18# 39
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 53
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 38
   
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Razzball
# 18# 43
   
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
# 7# 39
   
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
# 11# 34
   
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Razzball
# 25# 42
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 17# 43
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 39
   
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SportsLine
# 17# 39
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 16# 36
   
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Fantrax
# 17# 58
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 52
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 47
   
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Fake Teams
# 24# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 49
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 51
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618499
   
Runs9468
   
Hits191132
   
Singles12073
   
Doubles4436
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2322
   
RBI9878
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks7637
   
Strikeouts132109
   
Batting Average.309.265
   
On Base Pct.388.326
   
Slugging Pct.505.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.798
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568564
   
Runs9379
   
Hits171160
   
Singles10196
   
Doubles3935
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI9592
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks7740
   
Strikeouts126116
   
Batting Average.302.284
   
On Base Pct.385.331
   
Slugging Pct.525.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.828
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Freddie Freeman reportedly might need off-season surgery to address bone spurs in his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a double and a run in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in Sunday's season finale.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 30th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in Thursday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 20th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a double in an 11-0 loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 25th
 Freddie Freeman (elbow) is starting at first base and batting third against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 3-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday's game against the Nationals due to right elbow soreness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Notes 
 First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Freeman bounced back from an injury-shortened 2017 season to finish as the number one fantasy first baseman in 2018, despite a precipitous drop in his power output. Freeman may struggle to return to the 30-HR plateau if he continues to hit as few fly balls as he did last year, but he's now produced a .300 batting average in three straight seasons, is good for 5-10 steals, and should continue to see healthy run and RBI totals as the Braves' lineup comes into its own. Consider him a decent bet to again finish as the number one 1B in fantasy.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He'd be fantasy's undisputed top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers. Now he's simply competing with Paul Goldschmidt for top billing as second-round mainstays. Now that he has slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe pick with MVP upside.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros