Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Eddie Rosario (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 45
Best Rank# 30# 28
Worst Rank# 67# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 80
Best Rank# 52# 72
Worst Rank# 82# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs7985
Home Runs2725
RBI9283
Stolen Bases29
Batting Average.284.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 43
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 59
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 43
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 65
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 36# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 62
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 67# 70
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 42
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 51
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 37# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 47
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 39# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 66
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 43# 44
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 39# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 76
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 40# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 34
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 42# 36
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 42# 37
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 43# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 34
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 51# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 46
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 53# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 55
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 45
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 65
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats499559
   
Runs6887
   
Hits132161
   
Singles73104
   
Doubles3631
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2224
   
RBI7877
   
Stolen Bases28
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3730
   
Strikeouts109104
   
Batting Average.265.288
   
On Base Pct.326.323
   
Slugging Pct.473.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.803
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564576
   
Runs7985
   
Hits160162
   
Singles96102
   
Doubles3532
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI9283
   
Stolen Bases29
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4034
   
Strikeouts116113
   
Batting Average.284.282
   
On Base Pct.331.322
   
Slugging Pct.497.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.803
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
News 
 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
Eddie Rosario is out of the Twins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-4 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in a 12-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a 9-5 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 10-4 win over the Indians on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 31st
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a walk in a 6-2 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in an 8-7 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, May 30th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario hit his 17th homer in a 5-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. The two-run shot wound up being his only hit in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 29th
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
Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
Andrew Gould - 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
Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros