Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Rhys Hoskins (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
54 of 56 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 26
Best Rank# 7# 7
Worst Rank# 25# 51
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 38
Best Rank# 16# 36
Worst Rank# 25# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs9392
Home Runs2736
RBI95106
Stolen Bases85
Batting Average.302.252
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 16# 27
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 27
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 28
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 22
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 13# 16
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 17# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 30
   
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USA Today
# 11# 28
   
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RotoChamp
# 14# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 27
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 25
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
# 16# 33
   
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The Athletic
# 17# 27
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 24
   
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The Athletic
# 22# 51
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 30
   
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 23# 36
   
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BretskyBall
# 17# 25
   
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The Athletic
# 23# 35
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 26
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 14# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 29
   
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Fake Teams
# 20# 26
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 26
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 19# 31
   
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# 18# 36
   
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Athlon Sports
# 16# 29
   
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FanGraphs
# 16# 30
   
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Pitcher List
# 17# 29
   
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RotoBaller
# 17# 39
   
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RotoBaller
# 16# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 34
   
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FanGraphs
# 18# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 36
   
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Razzball
# 18# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 31
   
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Freeze Stats
# 11# 35
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 17# 26
   
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SportsLine
# 17# 28
   
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Fantrax
# 17# 23
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 24# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 27
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 7
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 23
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618558
   
Runs9489
   
Hits191137
   
Singles12065
   
Doubles4438
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs2334
   
RBI9896
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks7687
   
Strikeouts132150
   
Batting Average.309.246
   
On Base Pct.388.354
   
Slugging Pct.505.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.850
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568549
   
Runs9392
   
Hits171138
   
Singles10170
   
Doubles3931
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2736
   
RBI95106
   
Stolen Bases85
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks7783
   
Strikeouts126142
   
Batting Average.302.252
   
On Base Pct.385.351
   
Slugging Pct.525.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.864
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
News 
 Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, a run scored, and five RBI in Saturday's 13-9 win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 21st of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBIs in Friday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 19th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, one run scored, and a walk in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 18th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk in the team's win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday and is now 0-for-12 over his last three games.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
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
Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - 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
At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
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
Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros