Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Daniel Murphy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 42
Best Rank# 30# 21
Worst Rank# 67# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 67
Best Rank# 52# 59
Worst Rank# 82# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs7981
Home Runs2722
RBI9283
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.284.311
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 37
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 50
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 53# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 45
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 36# 48
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 44
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 44
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 86
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 37# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 44
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 39# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 42# 55
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 43# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 39# 47
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 26
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 40# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 39
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 42# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 43# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 37
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 33
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 51# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 42
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 43
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 29
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 67# 58
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 24
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats499328
   
Runs6840
   
Hits13298
   
Singles7371
   
Doubles3615
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2212
   
RBI7842
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3720
   
Strikeouts10940
   
Batting Average.265.299
   
On Base Pct.326.336
   
Slugging Pct.473.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.791
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564529
   
Runs7981
   
Hits160165
   
Singles96105
   
Doubles3535
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI9283
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4041
   
Strikeouts11669
   
Batting Average.284.311
   
On Base Pct.331.360
   
Slugging Pct.497.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.876
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
News 
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-5 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 25th
Daniel Murphy is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Giants.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 in a 5-4 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Daniel Murphy went 0-for-5 with an RBI in the Rockies' 5-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
Daniel Murphy went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Rockies' 8-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a run in an 8-4 loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 16-12 loss to the Padres on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 12-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 11th
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Cubs on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Notes 
 Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros