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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Keston Hiura (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 34
Best Rank# 18# 19
Worst Rank# 68# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 49
Best Rank# 28# 42
Worst Rank# 47# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs3931
Home Runs1311
RBI3331
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.283.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 32
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 39
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 41
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 49
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats479314
   
Runs9651
   
Hits13995
   
Singles7751
   
Doubles2023
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3919
   
RBI9649
   
Stolen Bases69
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks6725
   
Strikeouts113107
   
Batting Average.290.303
   
On Base Pct.381.368
   
Slugging Pct.589.570
   
On-base Plus Slugging.970.938
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199199
   
Runs3931
   
Hits5656
   
Singles3332
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1311
   
RBI3331
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2615
   
Strikeouts4761
   
Batting Average.283.283
   
On Base Pct.366.334
   
Slugging Pct.527.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.893.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
 
 George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy