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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Ozzie Albies (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 26
Best Rank# 10# 18
Worst Rank# 76# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 37
Best Rank# 27# 31
Worst Rank# 33# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs3535
Home Runs98
RBI2929
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.308.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 26
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 43
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 32
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 29
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 23
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 21
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 22# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 18
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 30
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500640
   
Runs89102
   
Hits149189
   
Singles88114
   
Doubles2743
   
Triples38
   
Home Runs3124
   
RBI7486
   
Stolen Bases615
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks4154
   
Strikeouts82112
   
Batting Average.298.295
   
On Base Pct.353.352
   
Slugging Pct.550.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.852
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats204219
   
Runs3535
   
Hits6363
   
Singles4138
   
Doubles1214
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs98
   
RBI2929
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1917
   
Strikeouts3338
   
Batting Average.308.287
   
On Base Pct.366.339
   
Slugging Pct.505.485
   
On-base Plus Slugging.871.824
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
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
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 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
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-3 Tuesday against the Rays. So far this spring he is hitting .444.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 3rd
 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
Even with youth on Albies' side, he's a rather boring pick here, but boring can be good - especially at the position. But, at a third-round cost, he doesn't really stand out in any category. You're banking on the .295 average being more legitimate than the .261 average in 2018 and hoping that he steals mid-teens bases again."
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
Albies was remarkable last year with a .295 batting average to go with 24 homers, 15 steals and over 100 runs. He did all of that as a 22-year-old so you'd have to think there is room for even more growth in 2020. He is well worth a fourth-round pick at this point.
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
 
 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