Who Should I Draft?

Jean Segura or Nelson Cruz (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jean Segura
SS - PHI
Jean Segura
Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
35 of 59 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 40
Best Rank# 28# 4
Worst Rank# 71# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 64# 91
Best Rank# 61# 82
Worst Rank# 72# 105
   
Projections 
   
Runs8982
Home Runs1336
RBI64102
Stolen Bases211
Batting Average.293.274
   
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Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
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# 40# 53
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 47
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 58
   
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USA Today
# 38# 44
   
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Razzball
# 33# 48
   
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# 42# 44
   
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Brewer Rat
# 37# 40
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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# 31# 55
   
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# 32# 20
   
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# 37# 35
   
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# 38# 19
   
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# 39# 36
   
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# 48# 45
   
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# 49# 35
   
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# 49# 45
   
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# 51# 34
   
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The Athletic
# 53# 47
   
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# 55# 43
   
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# 58# 45
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 64# 4
   
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The Athletic
# 71# 40
   
  Jean Segura
SS - PHI
Jean Segura
Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats586519
   
Runs9170
   
Hits178133
   
Singles13677
   
Doubles2918
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1037
   
RBI6397
   
Stolen Bases201
   
Caught Stealing110
   
Walks3255
   
Strikeouts69122
   
Batting Average.304.256
   
On Base Pct.341.342
   
Slugging Pct.415.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.755.851
   
  Jean Segura
SS - PHI
Jean Segura
Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats593525
   
Runs8982
   
Hits174144
   
Singles12783
   
Doubles3023
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1336
   
RBI64102
   
Stolen Bases211
   
Caught Stealing90
   
Walks3556
   
Strikeouts82126
   
Batting Average.293.274
   
On Base Pct.333.343
   
Slugging Pct.424.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.870
   
  Jean Segura
SS - PHI
Jean Segura
Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
News 
 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
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 29th
 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
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 28th
 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
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a homer, two walks, four runs, and an RBI in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
 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
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 20th
 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
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 0-for-2 with two walks in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
Notes 
 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
Forget the groundhog seeing his shadow; there's no better sign of spring's arrival than seeing Cruz get drafted criminally late. After merely clobbering 37 homers-his lowest tally since 2013-the stud DH has a consensus ADP outside of the top 100. That's an absurdly low price for a dependably elite slugger who finished in the 98th percentile of hard-hit rate, exit velocity, xwOBA, and xSLG. Despite logging a .282 xBA for the third straight year, his actual average dropped from .287 and .288 to .256. Even if he merely splits the difference and reverts to .270, he'd be a better version of Rhys Hoskins going multiple rounds later. So what if he doesn't have a position? Were you planning on leaving a utility spot empty?
Andrew Gould - 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
Cruz has seen his batting average fall from .302 slowly down to .256 over the last four seasons, but the homers and RBIs are still firmly among the top of the league even despite his advanced again. You can rely on his durability and power in 2019 so don't hesitate to grab him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - 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