Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Marcell Ozuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
45 of 56 experts
20%
Recommended by
11 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 46
Best Rank# 12# 24
Worst Rank# 54# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 75
Best Rank# 43# 63
Worst Rank# 60# 95
   
Projections 
   
Runs10377
Home Runs2727
RBI7895
Stolen Bases72
Batting Average.270.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 33# 54
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 69
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 28# 40
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 31# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 35# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 33# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 40
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 20# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 42
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 26# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 67
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 36# 37
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 32# 86
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 30# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 37# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 38# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 28# 32
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 30# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 54
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 37
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 25
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 33# 38
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 47# 61
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 25# 62
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 53
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 44# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 36# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 36# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 67
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 30# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 32# 45
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 35# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 53
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 38# 60
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 31# 106
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 32# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 28
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 33# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 50# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 52
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats544582
   
Runs10269
   
Hits144163
   
Singles96122
   
Doubles2616
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2223
   
RBI7188
   
Stolen Bases63
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks6438
   
Strikeouts122110
   
Batting Average.265.280
   
On Base Pct.346.325
   
Slugging Pct.434.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.758
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats561569
   
Runs10377
   
Hits151162
   
Singles96108
   
Doubles2824
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI7895
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks6746
   
Strikeouts126118
   
Batting Average.270.286
   
On Base Pct.347.339
   
Slugging Pct.467.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.818
   
  George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
News 
 George Springer (hamstring) may start a rehab stint this weekend.
Andrew Gould
Tue, Jun 11th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 George Springer (back) is leading off and playing right field on Friday versus the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 24th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
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
Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
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
All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
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
Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros