Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Jean Segura (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Jean Segura
SS - PHI
Jean Segura
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 37
Best Rank# 6# 28
Worst Rank# 33# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 18# 64
Best Rank# 16# 61
Worst Rank# 23# 72
   
Projections 
   
Runs8789
Home Runs3013
RBI9664
Stolen Bases1721
Batting Average.276.293
   
Misc 
   
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# 15# 40
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 42
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 45
   
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# 16# 46
   
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DailyOverlay
# 10# 32
   
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The Athletic
# 14# 49
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 39
   
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USA Today
# 18# 38
   
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# 16# 37
   
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Razzball
# 6# 33
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 20# 42
   
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Brewer Rat
# 11# 37
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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# 13# 43
   
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# 29# 39
   
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The Athletic
# 15# 53
   
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# 18# 49
   
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The Athletic
# 17# 49
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 39
   
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# 32# 34
   
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# 23# 38
   
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# 21# 39
   
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# 18# 44
   
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RotoBaller
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# 15# 38
   
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# 22# 38
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 50
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 31
   
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Razzball
# 6# 55
   
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RotoBaller
# 22# 28
   
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# 11# 46
   
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# 18# 38
   
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# 23# 40
   
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# 22# 45
   
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# 18# 55
   
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# 19# 35
   
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# 18# 40
   
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# 13# 39
   
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# 29# 69
   
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# 19# 53
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 28
   
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Jean Segura
SS - PHI
Jean Segura
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats606586
   
Runs10191
   
Hits176178
   
Singles93136
   
Doubles4029
   
Triples93
   
Home Runs3410
   
RBI11163
   
Stolen Bases2120
   
Caught Stealing911
   
Walks2932
   
Strikeouts16769
   
Batting Average.290.304
   
On Base Pct.326.341
   
Slugging Pct.555.415
   
On-base Plus Slugging.881.755
   
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Jean Segura
SS - PHI
Jean Segura
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582593
   
Runs8789
   
Hits161174
   
Singles93127
   
Doubles3330
   
Triples54
   
Home Runs3013
   
RBI9664
   
Stolen Bases1721
   
Caught Stealing69
   
Walks3335
   
Strikeouts15982
   
Batting Average.276.293
   
On Base Pct.315.333
   
Slugging Pct.507.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.757
   
  Javier Baez
2B,3B,SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Jean Segura
SS - PHI
Jean Segura
News 
 Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Javier Baez (thumb) remains available off the bench as a pinch-runner.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 20th
Jean Segura left Thursday's game against the Braves in the top of the sixth inning after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury while running to first base after hitting an RBI single, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 An MRI revealed a hairline fracture on Javier Baez’s thumb Saturday.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
Phillies shortstop Jean Segura went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 19th
 Javier Baez is not in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
Phillies shortstop Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 12th of the year while the steal was his ninth.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Javier Baez (thumb) is not in Friday's lineup against the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
Phillies shortstop Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Mets. The steal was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
 Javier Baez was scratched from Thursday’s lineup against the Brewers due to soreness in his left thumb.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
Phillies shortstop Jean Segura went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Notes 
 Baez was excellent last year, hitting 34 homers with 21 steals, 101 runs and a league-leading 111 RBIs. While he is surely a star, every projection model sees those numbers regressing in 2019, especially his batting average which was propped up by a .347 BABIP
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It might not feel sexy drafting Segura, but you can expect a .300+ batting average and 20+ steals for the fourth consecutive season from him. If he finally plays a full season, we may be looking at a 20/30 year with a .310 batting average which would make Segura a top 25 fantasy asset
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Baez fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Baez is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .290 batting average. He also may not run quite as much after stealing just three bases in the second half last year. Still, Baez should be able to at least produce a .270-30-15 kind of season, which would be enough to keep him among the elite fantasy options at shortstop.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Segura's production has fluctuated wildly from year to year since his breakout 2013 season. He's hit as low as .246 and as high as .319, stolen as few as 20 bases and as many as 44, and hit as few as five home runs and as many as 20. But of late he has seemed to settle in as a .300-10-20 type of player and should theoretically benefit from an improved lineup and home ballpark now that he's in Philadelphia. He's a logical choice if you miss out on the top-10 shortstops.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Despite recording the second-worst swinging strike (18.2%) and outside-swing (45.5%) rates, Baez managed to hit .290. Among 17 hitters with a contact rate of 70.0% or lower in at least 300 plate appearances, Aaron Judge was the only one besides Baez to bat above .266. That's a better baseline for 2019. Given his middling 4.5 walk %, he might not reach base enough to steal another 21 bases. Don't pay full freight for an encore.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After hitting .300 with 11 homers and 22 steals in 2017, Segura was undervalued in 2018 drafts. He followed up the useful decline from 2016's breakout by batting .304 with 10 homers and 20 steals last season. He's undervalued again. Of the 28 players who stole at least 20 bases in 2018, only 10 hit over .280. Moving to Citizens Bank Park could help him smack a few more long balls and potentially score another 90-plus runs if batting high in a replenished lineup. Simply repeating recent performance would make him worth a look anywhere outside the top-50 picks in 5x5 roto formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros