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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Keston Hiura (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 33
Best Rank# 10# 19
Worst Rank# 76# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 49
Best Rank# 27# 42
Worst Rank# 33# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs3531
Home Runs911
RBI2931
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.308.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 41
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 41
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 22# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500314
   
Runs8951
   
Hits14995
   
Singles8851
   
Doubles2723
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3119
   
RBI7449
   
Stolen Bases69
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks4125
   
Strikeouts82107
   
Batting Average.298.303
   
On Base Pct.353.368
   
Slugging Pct.550.570
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.938
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats204199
   
Runs3531
   
Hits6356
   
Singles4132
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs911
   
RBI2931
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks1915
   
Strikeouts3361
   
Batting Average.308.283
   
On Base Pct.366.334
   
Slugging Pct.505.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 The Astros cancelled Monday's workout due to not receiving test results from Friday. They were also not tested over the holiday weekend.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
 
 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
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
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
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
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
Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
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