Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Daniel Murphy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 42
Best Rank# 3# 21
Worst Rank# 35# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 67
Best Rank# 7# 59
Worst Rank# 17# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs9581
Home Runs1822
RBI8083
Stolen Bases224
Batting Average.317.311
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 42
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 37
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 7# 21
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 15# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 45
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 13# 59
   
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Beast Dome
# 29# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 34
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 45
   
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CBS Sports
# 4# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 11# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 15# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 6# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 42
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 20# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 35
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 86
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 45
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 44
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 10# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 17# 55
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 11# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 41
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 9# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 37
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 9# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 37
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats534328
   
Runs8440
   
Hits16998
   
Singles12571
   
Doubles2915
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI6142
   
Stolen Bases173
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks5520
   
Strikeouts7940
   
Batting Average.317.299
   
On Base Pct.386.336
   
Slugging Pct.451.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.791
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582529
   
Runs9581
   
Hits184165
   
Singles128105
   
Doubles3535
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1822
   
RBI8083
   
Stolen Bases224
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks5641
   
Strikeouts8069
   
Batting Average.317.311
   
On Base Pct.377.360
   
Slugging Pct.483.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.876
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
News 
 Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 16-12 loss to the Padres on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Jose Altuve (hamstring, knee) appears close to beginning a rehab assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Cubs on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 5-1 win over the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Jose Altuve (hamstring) took batting practice on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 Astros manager A.J. Hinch says Jose Altuve is likely heading to the injured list with a hamstring injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 11th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Rockies' 5-1 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
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
Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
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
Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros