Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Ozzie Albies (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 39
Best Rank# 3# 27
Worst Rank# 35# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 57
Best Rank# 7# 46
Worst Rank# 17# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs9588
Home Runs1820
RBI8074
Stolen Bases2216
Batting Average.317.273
   
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  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats534639
   
Runs84105
   
Hits169167
   
Singles12598
   
Doubles2940
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs1324
   
RBI6172
   
Stolen Bases1714
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5536
   
Strikeouts79116
   
Batting Average.317.261
   
On Base Pct.386.305
   
Slugging Pct.451.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.757
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582595
   
Runs9588
   
Hits184162
   
Singles128101
   
Doubles3534
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs1820
   
RBI8074
   
Stolen Bases2216
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks5640
   
Strikeouts80107
   
Batting Average.317.273
   
On Base Pct.377.319
   
Slugging Pct.483.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.775
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a double, home run, one RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 24th
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 26th
 Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with three singles and a walk on Friday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, four RBIs, and two runs scored in Monday's win over the New York Mets. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
 The Astros activated Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Atlanta second baseman Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
 Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) could return as soon as Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his 10th of the season and his third in the last two days.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
Notes 
 It can be easy to be discouraged by Altuve "only" batting .316 with limited power and steals, but the injury seemed to influence his performance much more than most realize. You can expect a return to his 20 homer, 30 steal, 110 runs season with a batting average north of .330
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Albies got off to a torrid start in his first full season in the Big Leagues, hitting nine home runs in April and heading into the All Star break with 20 HRs and nine steals. He struggled mightily in the second half of the season, but still finished as a top-three second basemen in standard 5x5 formats. There are some concerns that the Braves' acquisition of Josh Donaldson could push Albies down towards the bottom half of the lineup, hurting his counting stats and ability to steal bases, but it's also possible he'll stick in one of the first two lineup spots. Regardless, Albies has already proven he has 20-20 potential and should even be able to improve a bit on last season's .261 batting average.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Altuve is coming off a down year by his high standards, although he still finished just inside the top-60 players in standard 5x5 roto formats. Fantasy owners should expect a modest rebound, but it would be unwise to expect Altuve to fully return to the first round player he once was. His back-to-back 24 HR seasons in 2016 and 2017 always looked unsustainable based on his high ground ball rate, and while last year's 13 homers may be his floor in that department, fantasy owners shouldn't realistically expect more than 15-17. Meanwhile, Altuve's sprint speed is down and his stolen base attempts have declined for five straight years, suggesting that he may not steal 20 bases, let alone 30.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Anyone who drafted Albies was already miles into a victory lap by the time his performance plummeted. After already validating an investment with 20 homers and nine steals in the first half, he hit a gruesome .226/.282/.342 with four homers and five steals after the All-Star break. His hard-hit rate dipped from 38.5 to 27.0%. He procured 16 homers in 1,744 minor league plate appearances, so drafters should be dubious of a full power repeat regardless of the steep splits. The bigger concern is whether he can fix his late contact woes, particularly his 39.6% outside-swing rate. If maintaining last year's .305 OBP, the Braves will eliminate any chance of another 105-run campaign by hitting their youngster sixth or seventh more often than first or second. There's too much upside to fade Albies entirely, but a top-50 pick is too rich.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Last year's consensus No. 2 pick, Altuve stumbled to just 13 homers and 17 steals in 137 games. Despite the down year, drafters should pounce if the 2017 AL MVP falls into the second round. He was batting .342 through June before a knee injury interfered, eventually forcing the first DL appearance of his career. After an offseason to heal, he should veer closer to 20-homer, 25-steal form with a sky-high average and plenty of scoring output in Houston's star-studded lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Albies is dripping with potential and there is no denying that after his 20 homer first half with 9 steals. With that said, his second half was dreadful, batting .226 with just 4 bombs. There is a chance he returns first round value, but the downside would torch your team if he returns to second half form.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros