Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Alex Bregman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 12
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 35# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 13
Best Rank# 7# 10
Worst Rank# 17# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs9599
Home Runs1827
RBI8094
Stolen Bases2211
Batting Average.317.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 12
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 7# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 14
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 20
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 7
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 4# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 18
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 11# 15
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 15# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 6# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 17
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 19
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 20
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 10# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 16
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 11# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 9# 4
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 9# 8
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 5
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 11
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 11
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 13# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 9
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 9
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 15# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 9
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 17# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 10
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 20# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 7
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats534594
   
Runs84105
   
Hits169170
   
Singles12587
   
Doubles2951
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1331
   
RBI61103
   
Stolen Bases1710
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks5596
   
Strikeouts7985
   
Batting Average.317.286
   
On Base Pct.386.394
   
Slugging Pct.451.532
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.926
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582572
   
Runs9599
   
Hits184164
   
Singles12892
   
Doubles3542
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1827
   
RBI8094
   
Stolen Bases2211
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks5677
   
Strikeouts8088
   
Batting Average.317.287
   
On Base Pct.377.372
   
Slugging Pct.483.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.885
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 The Astros activated Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) could return as soon as Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against Toronto on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, two walks, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Jose Altuve (hamstring, knee) appears close to beginning a rehab assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Alex Bregman went 3-for-6 with a walk, two singles, one homer, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 Jose Altuve has been pulled from his minor league rehab assignment due to "fatigue and soreness" in his knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a double, single, three RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 It can be easy to be discouraged by Altuve "only" batting .316 with limited power and steals, but the injury seemed to influence his performance much more than most realize. You can expect a return to his 20 homer, 30 steal, 110 runs season with a batting average north of .330
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Altuve is coming off a down year by his high standards, although he still finished just inside the top-60 players in standard 5x5 roto formats. Fantasy owners should expect a modest rebound, but it would be unwise to expect Altuve to fully return to the first round player he once was. His back-to-back 24 HR seasons in 2016 and 2017 always looked unsustainable based on his high ground ball rate, and while last year's 13 homers may be his floor in that department, fantasy owners shouldn't realistically expect more than 15-17. Meanwhile, Altuve's sprint speed is down and his stolen base attempts have declined for five straight years, suggesting that he may not steal 20 bases, let alone 30.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Last year's consensus No. 2 pick, Altuve stumbled to just 13 homers and 17 steals in 137 games. Despite the down year, drafters should pounce if the 2017 AL MVP falls into the second round. He was batting .342 through June before a knee injury interfered, eventually forcing the first DL appearance of his career. After an offseason to heal, he should veer closer to 20-homer, 25-steal form with a sky-high average and plenty of scoring output in Houston's star-studded lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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