Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Eddie Rosario (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
50 of 56 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 45
Best Rank# 12# 28
Worst Rank# 54# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 80
Best Rank# 43# 72
Worst Rank# 60# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs10385
Home Runs2725
RBI7883
Stolen Bases79
Batting Average.270.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 43
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 28# 37
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 60
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 38
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 43
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 41
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 65
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 62
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 70
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 43
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 42
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 51
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 33# 51
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 47# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 55
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 37
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 47
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 66
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 30# 36
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 32# 44
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 52
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 37
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 76
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 41
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 28
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544559
   
Runs10287
   
Hits144161
   
Singles96104
   
Doubles2631
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2224
   
RBI7177
   
Stolen Bases68
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks6430
   
Strikeouts122104
   
Batting Average.265.288
   
On Base Pct.346.323
   
Slugging Pct.434.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.803
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats561576
   
Runs10385
   
Hits151162
   
Singles96102
   
Doubles2832
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI7883
   
Stolen Bases79
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks6734
   
Strikeouts126113
   
Batting Average.270.282
   
On Base Pct.347.322
   
Slugging Pct.467.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.803
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
News 
 George Springer (hamstring) may start a rehab stint this weekend.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 23rd
 The Astros paled George Springer (hamstring) on the 10-day IL prior to Saturday's game versus Boston.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 25th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a steal in an 8-7 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 George Springer, who left Friday's game against the Red Sox with a hamstring injury, is likely heading to the injured list according to A.J. Hinch.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 24th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 0-for-4 in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 George Springer was removed from Friday's game against the Red Sox with an injury after making a sliding attempt to catch a fly ball.
Dan Harris
Fri, May 24th
Eddie Rosario is out of the Twins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 George Springer (back) is leading off and playing right field on Friday versus the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 24th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in a 12-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
Notes 
 Springer is one of a handful of stars who started off their season with a rough patch. He started to turn in around in the second half before his injury, but only enough to get his final line to 22 homers and a .265 batting average. If he can stay healthy, Springer might lead the AL in runs scored along with plenty of homers and RBIs, but the speed has essentially disappeared
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 After nearly going 40-40 in the minor leagues in 2013, Springer seemed like he could be a fantasy monster, but he simply hasn't been the same player at the Major League level. He's certainly been no slouch, scoring over 100 runs in three straight seasons while also averaging 28 home runs over that stretch, but he hasn't swiped even double digit bases since 2015 and is a career .265 hitter. He should continue to rack up the counting stats as long as he's hitting atop the Astros' productive lineup, and isn't an awful pick in the fifth or sixth round of fantasy drafts, but his once sky-high fantasy upside nows seems like a thing of the past.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 It was a rough year for Springer Dingers, as the Astros outfielder deposited just 22 homers with a pedestrian .265/.346/.434 slash line. Thumb and quad injuries sapped his power late in the season and limited him to 140 games for the second straight year, and yet he managed over 100 runs for the third consecutive campaign. Caught stealing 21 times in 41 times, he's no longer a steals asset. He's looking more like a floor compiler who could underwhelm without a return to roughly 30 dingers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros