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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
35 of 52 experts
33%
Recommended by
17 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 24
Best Rank# 16# 16
Worst Rank# 98# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 40
Best Rank# 26# 28
Worst Rank# 33# 46
   
Projections 
   
Runs3639
Home Runs913
RBI3033
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.305.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 28
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 30
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 34
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 28
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 24
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 22# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 30
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 19
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 23
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 33
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 98# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500479
   
Runs8996
   
Hits149139
   
Singles8877
   
Doubles2720
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3139
   
RBI7496
   
Stolen Bases66
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4167
   
Strikeouts82113
   
Batting Average.298.290
   
On Base Pct.353.381
   
Slugging Pct.550.589
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.970
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210201
   
Runs3639
   
Hits6456
   
Singles4233
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs913
   
RBI3033
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1927
   
Strikeouts3447
   
Batting Average.305.280
   
On Base Pct.363.364
   
Slugging Pct.502.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
George Springer
CF,RF - FA
George Springer
News 
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with one double, a solo home run and two RBI during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
George Springer went 1-for-2 with a two-run single and one walk during Friday's 7-4 win over the Rays in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
George Springer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rays in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
George Springer went 3-for-4 with two-run homer during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and drew a pair of walks in the Astros 11-6 drubbing of the A's in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
George Springer had a day at the plate going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Astros took down the A's 5-2 in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 6th
 Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Astros fell to the A's 9-7 in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
George Springer had a day at the plate on Monday when he went 4-for-5 with a double, three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in the Astros 10-5 win over the A's in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
Notes 
 Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Hit 39 homers with a .974 OPS in just 122 games last year. Yes please.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Hit a career-high 31 homers in 2019 and finished the season on a tear. No longer a reliable source of steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros