Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Trevor Story (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 14
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 35# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 20
Best Rank# 7# 17
Worst Rank# 17# 27
   
Projections 
   
Runs9587
Home Runs1834
RBI80100
Stolen Bases2219
Batting Average.317.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 8# 13
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 7# 18
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 15# 23
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 12
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 6# 16
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 4# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 11# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 14
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 6# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 11
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 17
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 12# 15
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 5# 14
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 10# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 8# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 15
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 17# 18
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 14
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 11# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 9# 16
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 9# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 12
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 9# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 17
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 8
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 8
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 7
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 13# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 14# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 15# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 15# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 16
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 20# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 21# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 15
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 4
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats534598
   
Runs8488
   
Hits169174
   
Singles12589
   
Doubles2942
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs1337
   
RBI61108
   
Stolen Bases1727
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks5547
   
Strikeouts79168
   
Batting Average.317.291
   
On Base Pct.386.348
   
Slugging Pct.451.567
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.915
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582568
   
Runs9587
   
Hits184155
   
Singles12879
   
Doubles3537
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs1834
   
RBI80100
   
Stolen Bases2219
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks5650
   
Strikeouts80170
   
Batting Average.317.273
   
On Base Pct.377.332
   
Slugging Pct.483.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.865
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
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
Trevor Story (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 20th
 Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with three singles and a walk on Friday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
Trevor Story (thumb) is not in Thursday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
 The Astros activated Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Trevor Story is undergoing an MRI on his injured thumb today.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has left Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after a hard slide into second base. He was replaced by Pat Valaika.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 19th
 Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
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
You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Story fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Story is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .291 batting average. But even if he hits closer to his .268 career average, Story's combination of power and speed should keep him among the top fantasy shortstops in 2019.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Story bounced back from a wretched 2017 and improved upon 2016's breakout. Slicing his strikeout rate from 34.4 to 25.6% helped him bat .291, and he stole 27 bases (19 more than his previous career high) alongside 37 long balls. A full repeat would make him an easy first rounder, but his contact skills still don't support such a high batting average. Statcast's .261 xAVG agrees. He's still a shortstop who calls Coors Field home, and regression could still offer 30/20 campaign, so don't shy away since the late-second round price accounts for these concerns.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros