Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Paul DeJong (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 97
Best Rank# 32# 70
Worst Rank# 99# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 170
Best Rank# 51# 152
Worst Rank# 68# 205
   
Projections 
   
Runs7271
Home Runs2525
RBI8478
Stolen Bases92
Batting Average.269.256
   
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# 32# 106
   
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# 32# 118
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Fantasy Fix
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USA Today
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The Fake Baseball
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  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431436
   
Runs5468
   
Hits117105
   
Singles7660
   
Doubles1625
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2419
   
RBI7768
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4236
   
Strikeouts122123
   
Batting Average.272.241
   
On Base Pct.340.313
   
Slugging Pct.480.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.746
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528509
   
Runs7271
   
Hits142130
   
Singles9076
   
Doubles2429
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2525
   
RBI8478
   
Stolen Bases92
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks5237
   
Strikeouts136143
   
Batting Average.269.256
   
On Base Pct.334.306
   
Slugging Pct.467.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.769
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 at the plate and hit a two-run homer while also scoring two runs as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-5 with a walk and scored a run as the Yankees lost in extra innings to the Blue Jays on Friday night.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Yankees lost to the Tigers 12-11.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 10th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in a run as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-0 score on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 10th
Paul DeJong went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a home run to help the Yankees defeat the Rangers 4-1.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Sep 4th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-2 with two walks, a two-run home run, two runs scored, and three RBI in Monday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 27th
Notes 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
DeJong is one of the better power options at shortstop, but he doesn't project to be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, meaning he'll need a big boost in runs and RBIs to become interesting in standard 5x5 leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Since joining the league, DeJong is fifth among shortstops in homers per trip to the plate. He is right behind Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story, who are being drafted in the first and second rounds. Granted, the speed is a major difference but the batting average isn't at .275, .267 and .263. If DeJong can stay on the field this year, consensus projections like him to produce a very similar season to Carlos Correa who is being drafted 140 picks higher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros