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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Gleyber Torres (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 26
Best Rank# 10# 17
Worst Rank# 76# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 29
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 33# 30
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs913
RBI2834
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.307.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 25
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 27
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 18
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 31
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 22# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 17
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500546
   
Runs8996
   
Hits149153
   
Singles8889
   
Doubles2726
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs3138
   
RBI7491
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks4148
   
Strikeouts82129
   
Batting Average.298.280
   
On Base Pct.353.338
   
Slugging Pct.550.537
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats209203
   
Runs3431
   
Hits6457
   
Singles4234
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs913
   
RBI2834
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1919
   
Strikeouts3349
   
Batting Average.307.279
   
On Base Pct.366.342
   
Slugging Pct.505.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.857
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Jose Altuve went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 
 Jose Altuve (illness) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday’s game, he has the same illness that has been going around the Astros clubhouse and should be back soon.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
 Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Astros have come to terms on a two-year contract with manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 29th
 
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
If you're taking Gleyber Torres as your second baseman, fine. No argument there. But if you're taking him as your shortstop, you're reaching. While young with a bright future ahead of him, thus far, he's proved to be a one-category standout with his power, and that's about it. He isn't bringing you the stolen bases or average that are needed to justify the cost with shortstop being so deep. Pass on him and fill another need."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
As a 22-year-old, Gleyber managed 38 homers, 96 runs and 91 RBIs with a .280 batting average. There is still room for more growth and it would no surprise if he became an MVP candidate this year as a 23-year-old. There isn't enough speed to make him the top fantasy second basemen yet though.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Gleyber had a monster season in 2019 and will be only 23 years old in 2020. A lot of people are fading him this season and I don't understand that much. He will help you everywhere except SBs and has the room to improve his average as well.
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