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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
62%
Recommended by
32 of 52 experts
38%
Recommended by
20 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 25
Best Rank# 16# 7
Worst Rank# 98# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 28
Best Rank# 26# 25
Worst Rank# 33# 30
   
Projections 
   
Runs3633
Home Runs913
RBI3036
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.305.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 25
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 22# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 31
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 36
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 22# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 23# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 17
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 22# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 24
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 17
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 98# 7
   
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 Bats210203
   
Runs3633
   
Hits6457
   
Singles4234
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs913
   
RBI3036
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1919
   
Strikeouts3449
   
Batting Average.305.279
   
On Base Pct.363.341
   
Slugging Pct.502.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.865.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
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
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, one walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Fri, Oct 9th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 4-for-4 with a homer, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored as the Yankees blew out the Indians 12-3 in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 0-for-3 with a walk and stole a base on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Marlins by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 26th
 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
Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 at the plate with a double, a run, and two RBI during Tuesday's 12-1 win over Toronto.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 23rd
 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
Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored as the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 11-5 on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
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
2019 was an insane year by the ex-Cub who was traded for the ability to rent Aroldis Chapman. One of the worst trades in baseball history. This guy is a beast and 2020 could be the year he makes the case for being a Top 5 Fantasy pick going forward.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
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
 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
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
 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
A lot of 2019 production came versus Orioles. He'll play them just as often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros