Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Joey Votto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 36
Best Rank# 12# 22
Worst Rank# 54# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 52
Best Rank# 43# 46
Worst Rank# 60# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs10385
Home Runs2722
RBI7883
Stolen Bases74
Batting Average.270.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 49
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 28
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 28# 56
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 39
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 77
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 36
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 49
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 74
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 46
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 41
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 22
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 33# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 48
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 33
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 30# 60
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 32# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 39
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 51
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 31
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 34
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 39
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 30
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 47# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 44
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 45
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544503
   
Runs10267
   
Hits144143
   
Singles96101
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2212
   
RBI7167
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks64108
   
Strikeouts122101
   
Batting Average.265.284
   
On Base Pct.346.417
   
Slugging Pct.434.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.837
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats561522
   
Runs10385
   
Hits151152
   
Singles9699
   
Doubles2830
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI7883
   
Stolen Bases74
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks67108
   
Strikeouts126101
   
Batting Average.270.292
   
On Base Pct.347.413
   
Slugging Pct.467.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.895
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
News 
 George Springer (hamstring) may start a rehab stint this weekend.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Joey Votto (back) is in Friday’s lineup versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Indians with mid-back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home runin the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 George Springer (back) is leading off and playing right field on Friday versus the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 24th
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Reds' 9-3 win over the Nationals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 31st
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
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
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
Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
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
Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros