Who Should I Draft?

Joey Votto or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 41
Best Rank# 22# 30
Worst Rank# 85# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 74
Best Rank# 46# 52
Worst Rank# 67# 82
   
Projections 
   
Runs8579
Home Runs2227
RBI8392
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.292.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 38
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 33
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 34# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 63
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 46
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 41# 53
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 36# 39
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 35# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 54
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 47# 67
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 35
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 57
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 35# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 38
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 46
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 34# 37
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 56
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 53
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 43
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 30# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 34
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 36# 43
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 31# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 58
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 32# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 41# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 44# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 39
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 46
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 49# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 42
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 51# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 53# 38
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 56# 42
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 60# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 74# 42
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 77# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 85# 46
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats503499
   
Runs6768
   
Hits143132
   
Singles10173
   
Doubles2836
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1222
   
RBI6778
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks10837
   
Strikeouts101109
   
Batting Average.284.265
   
On Base Pct.417.326
   
Slugging Pct.420.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.798
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522564
   
Runs8579
   
Hits152160
   
Singles9996
   
Doubles3035
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2227
   
RBI8392
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks10840
   
Strikeouts101116
   
Batting Average.292.284
   
On Base Pct.413.331
   
Slugging Pct.482.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.895.828
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Joey Votto went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run in the Reds' 7-5 loss to the Brewers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 in a 5-4 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
 Joey Votto (back) is in Friday’s lineup versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a run in an 8-4 loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
 Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Indians with mid-back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 12-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 11th
 Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home runin the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-4 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros