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
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 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 
   
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Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 38
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 33
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 34# 40
   
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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
   
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BretskyBall
# 32# 35
   
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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
   
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Sporfolio
# 22# 46
   
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
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 39
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 31# 39
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 28# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 52
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 47
   
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
   
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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
DailyOverlay
# 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 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 3-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored and a stolen base in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI double, and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' game two loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 Joey Votto (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Marlins. He batted second and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a homer and four RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
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