Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Eugenio Suarez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 35
Best Rank# 12# 25
Worst Rank# 54# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 55
Best Rank# 43# 52
Worst Rank# 60# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs10383
Home Runs2730
RBI7895
Stolen Bases74
Batting Average.270.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 64
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 28# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 37
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 56
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 42
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 42
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 60
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 41
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 52
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 33# 35
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 47# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 57
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 36
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 30# 35
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 32# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 50
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 25
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 28
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 30
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 30
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 35
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544527
   
Runs10279
   
Hits144149
   
Singles9691
   
Doubles2622
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2234
   
RBI71104
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks6464
   
Strikeouts122142
   
Batting Average.265.283
   
On Base Pct.346.366
   
Slugging Pct.434.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.892
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats561547
   
Runs10383
   
Hits151146
   
Singles9689
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2730
   
RBI7895
   
Stolen Bases74
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks6766
   
Strikeouts126143
   
Batting Average.270.268
   
On Base Pct.347.347
   
Slugging Pct.467.488
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.835
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 George Springer (hamstring) may start a rehab stint this weekend.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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
 George Springer (back) is leading off and playing right field on Friday versus the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 24th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 24th
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
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
 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
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
 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
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