Who Should I Draft?

Joey Votto or Ozzie Albies (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 39
Best Rank# 22# 27
Worst Rank# 85# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 52# 57
Best Rank# 46# 46
Worst Rank# 67# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs8588
Home Runs2220
RBI8374
Stolen Bases416
Batting Average.292.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 28# 40
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 56# 59
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 34# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 52
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 68
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 41
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 44# 57
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 36# 43
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 35# 59
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 43
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 34
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 35# 47
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 44
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 43
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 34# 36
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 29# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 40# 46
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 30# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 59
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 36# 40
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 31# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 46
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 32# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 30# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 41# 37
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 41# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 47# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 38
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 33
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 49# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 46
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 51# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 53# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 34
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 60# 59
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 74# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 77# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 85# 27
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats503639
   
Runs67105
   
Hits143167
   
Singles10198
   
Doubles2840
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1224
   
RBI6772
   
Stolen Bases214
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks10836
   
Strikeouts101116
   
Batting Average.284.261
   
On Base Pct.417.305
   
Slugging Pct.420.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.757
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522595
   
Runs8588
   
Hits152162
   
Singles99101
   
Doubles3034
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs2220
   
RBI8374
   
Stolen Bases416
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks10840
   
Strikeouts101107
   
Batting Average.292.273
   
On Base Pct.413.319
   
Slugging Pct.482.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.895.775
   
  Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 Joey Votto (back) is in Friday‚Äôs lineup versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Indians with mid-back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his 10th of the season and his third in the last two days.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Monday's win over the Pirates. The homers were his eighth and ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
 Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Reds' 9-3 win over the Nationals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 31st
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-5 with two runs scored on Sunday against the Marlins.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
 Reds first baseman Joey Votto is back in the lineup for the team's Friday matchup against the Washington Nationals after missing the team's last two games with a tight hamstring.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 0-for-3 with an RBI in Sunday's win over the Detroit Tigers.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
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
Albies got off to a torrid start in his first full season in the Big Leagues, hitting nine home runs in April and heading into the All Star break with 20 HRs and nine steals. He struggled mightily in the second half of the season, but still finished as a top-three second basemen in standard 5x5 formats. There are some concerns that the Braves' acquisition of Josh Donaldson could push Albies down towards the bottom half of the lineup, hurting his counting stats and ability to steal bases, but it's also possible he'll stick in one of the first two lineup spots. Regardless, Albies has already proven he has 20-20 potential and should even be able to improve a bit on last season's .261 batting average.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Anyone who drafted Albies was already miles into a victory lap by the time his performance plummeted. After already validating an investment with 20 homers and nine steals in the first half, he hit a gruesome .226/.282/.342 with four homers and five steals after the All-Star break. His hard-hit rate dipped from 38.5 to 27.0%. He procured 16 homers in 1,744 minor league plate appearances, so drafters should be dubious of a full power repeat regardless of the steep splits. The bigger concern is whether he can fix his late contact woes, particularly his 39.6% outside-swing rate. If maintaining last year's .305 OBP, the Braves will eliminate any chance of another 105-run campaign by hitting their youngster sixth or seventh more often than first or second. There's too much upside to fade Albies entirely, but a top-50 pick is too rich.
Andrew Gould - 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
Albies is dripping with potential and there is no denying that after his 20 homer first half with 9 steals. With that said, his second half was dreadful, batting .226 with just 4 bombs. There is a chance he returns first round value, but the downside would torch your team if he returns to second half form.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros