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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Jose Altuve (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Javier Baez
Javier Baez
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Recommended by
23 of 41 experts
Recommended by
18 of 41 experts
ECR# 20# 24
Best Rank# 14# 12
Worst Rank# 53# 76
Composite# 31# 30
Best Rank# 27# 28
Worst Rank# 65# 33
Home Runs3024
Stolen Bases1312
Batting Average.277.305
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 25
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 26
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 46
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 30
Greg Smith
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# 25# 29
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 37
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 28
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 25
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 76
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 23
Bill Dubiel
# 22# 27
Nick Mariano
# 21# 31
Donkey Teeth
# 25# 26
Pierre Camus
# 15# 39
Andrew Seifter
# 18# 26
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 20
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 25
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 35
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 27
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 24
Carmen Maiorano
# 14# 24
Nate Miller
# 17# 22
Chris Mitchell
# 22# 33
Mario Mergola
# 15# 12
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 16
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 21
Ariel Cohen
# 23# 22
Site Projections
# 24# 15
Andrew Gould
# 24# 20
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 23
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 21
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 22
George Kurtz
# 25# 22
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 23
Bobby Sylvester
# 29# 21
Dan Harris
# 30# 28
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 18
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 23
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 35# 25
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 20
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 16
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
Javier Baez
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Stats 
At Bats531500
Home Runs2931
Stolen Bases116
Caught Stealing75
Batting Average.281.298
On Base Pct.316.353
Slugging Pct.531.550
On-base Plus Slugging.847.903
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
Javier Baez
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2020 Projections 
At Bats551541
Home Runs3024
Stolen Bases1312
Caught Stealing64
Batting Average.277.305
On Base Pct.314.363
Slugging Pct.515.500
On-base Plus Slugging.829.862
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
Javier Baez
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
 Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
Jose Altuve went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Jose Altuve (illness) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
  Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday’s game, he has the same illness that has been going around the Astros clubhouse and should be back soon.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Mar 3rd
  Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Astros have come to terms on a two-year contract with manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 29th
 The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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