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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
Recommended by
38 of 53 experts
Recommended by
15 of 53 experts
ECR# 23# 36
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 98# 76
Composite# 31# 42
Best Rank# 26# 34
Worst Rank# 33# 58
Home Runs912
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.305.287
Injury Alert-IL10
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 70
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 76
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 23
Site Projections
# 18# 33
Grey Albright
# 24# 42
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 30
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 28
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 54
Andrew Gould
# 17# 45
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 23
Rudy Gamble
# 22# 46
Wayne Bretsky
# 24# 46
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 28
Chris Meaney
# 20# 67
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 60
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 24
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 66
Mario Mergola
# 18# 46
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 39
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 73
Bill Dubiel
# 27# 33
Nick Mariano
# 31# 34
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 28
Dan Harris
# 30# 55
Pierre Camus
# 25# 51
Andrew Seifter
# 33# 48
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 69
Mick Ciallela
# 22# 47
Ariel Cohen
# 23# 58
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 68
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 43
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 30
Brendan Tuma
# 20# 50
Carmen Maiorano
# 17# 55
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 25
George Kurtz
# 22# 23
Nate Miller
# 22# 25
Corbin Young
# 23# 25
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 19
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 19
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 20
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 18
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 22
Donkey Teeth
# 26# 22
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 21
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 27
Chris Mitchell
# 33# 27
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 24
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 27
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 22
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 20
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 24
Beast Dome
# 98# 33
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
At Bats500313
Home Runs3127
Stolen Bases60
Caught Stealing50
Batting Average.298.313
On Base Pct.353.412
Slugging Pct.550.655
On-base Plus Slugging.9031.067
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
At Bats210168
Home Runs912
Stolen Bases51
Caught Stealing20
Batting Average.305.287
On Base Pct.363.377
Slugging Pct.502.565
On-base Plus Slugging.865.941
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
 Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, three runs scored, and a stolen base as the Astros fell to the D'Backs on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 7th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez has begun taking batting practice and running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Aug 6th
 Jose Altuve hit his second homer of the season as the Astros topped the D’Backs 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 5th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez is "maybe" 10 days to two weeks away from returning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 1st
 Jose Altuve went 0-for-6 with a strikeout as the Astros topped the Angels 6-5 in 11 innings on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
Astros GM James Click says Yordan Alvarez has been hitting and could soon take live batting practice.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 28th
 Jose Altuve went 0-for-5 with a walk as the Astros fell to the Dodgers 4-2 in 13 innings on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez wasn't able to do any baseball activities while he was away from the team and missed the entirety of summer camp for undisclosed reasons. As a result, Astros manager Dusty Baker said on Friday that Alvarez and Jose Urquidy "missed a lot of time. It's going to take probably almost equal time that they've missed to get back."
Mike Maher
Fri, Jul 24th
 Jose Altuve went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Astros' 7-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 26th
Yordan Alvarez (undisclosed) was cleared to begin participating in baseball activities Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 24th
 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
A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Hit a career-high 31 homers in 2019 and finished the season on a tear. No longer a reliable source of steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros