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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Pete Alonso (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
25 of 45 experts
44%
Recommended by
20 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 24
Best Rank# 10# 13
Worst Rank# 76# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 27
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 33# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs3535
Home Runs916
RBI2940
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.305.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 38
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 26
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 25# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 16
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 24
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 27# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 28
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 18# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 20
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 22# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 23
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 25
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 16
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 33# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 26
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500597
   
Runs89103
   
Hits149155
   
Singles8870
   
Doubles2730
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3153
   
RBI74120
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks4172
   
Strikeouts82183
   
Batting Average.298.260
   
On Base Pct.353.358
   
Slugging Pct.550.583
   
On-base Plus Slugging.903.941
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats206203
   
Runs3535
   
Hits6353
   
Singles4125
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs916
   
RBI2940
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks1925
   
Strikeouts3362
   
Batting Average.305.258
   
On Base Pct.364.340
   
Slugging Pct.502.542
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
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
Pete Alonso was 2-for-3, with a single and a double, Sunday against the Astros.
Jarod Rupp
Mon, Mar 9th
 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
Fifty-three home runs. Pete Alonso surpassed the lofty expectations that he had entering his rookie year, and while you can attribute some of that to the ball, Alonso's power is still among the most elite in the game. Is he going to give you a lot of home runs and RBIs but not much elsewhere? Yeah, probably, but here's the thing with the argument that he's going to give you stats that are easy to find elsewhere - you need even more to win those categories now. If everyone is hitting bombs, get the guy who can out-homer them - especially at a top-heavy position like first base.
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
It feels odd that a rookie can hit 53 homers with 120 RBIs then end up draft towards the end of the third round but that's exactly what we have here. 60 homrs is a real possibility but then again, so are 35 homers with a .235 batting average, similar to the disappointment fantasy owners had with Hoskins last season.
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