Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Joey Gallo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 55
Best Rank# 30# 30
Worst Rank# 67# 107
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 99
Best Rank# 52# 88
Worst Rank# 82# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs7987
Home Runs2741
RBI9295
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.284.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 91
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 66
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 56
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 42# 58
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 79
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 107
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 76
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 51
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 36# 43
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 78
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 77
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 44
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 51# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 78
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 73
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 67
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 100
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 37# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 66
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 39# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 62
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 51
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 42# 43
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 43# 57
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 39# 49
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 58
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 40# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 38
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 30
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 43# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 38
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 53# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 52
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 67# 55
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 60
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats499500
   
Runs6882
   
Hits132103
   
Singles7338
   
Doubles3624
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2240
   
RBI7892
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks3774
   
Strikeouts109207
   
Batting Average.265.206
   
On Base Pct.326.312
   
Slugging Pct.473.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.810
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564498
   
Runs7987
   
Hits160109
   
Singles9643
   
Doubles3523
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2741
   
RBI9295
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks4076
   
Strikeouts116201
   
Batting Average.284.219
   
On Base Pct.331.322
   
Slugging Pct.497.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.845
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 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
The Rangers placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day IL with a strained left oblique.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo left Saturday’s matchup against the Royals in the middle of an at-bat. Danny Santana replaced him.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Friday against Kansas City.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 1st
 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
Gallo was inserted back into the lineup Thursday, batting fifth against Kansas City starter Jake Junis.
James Bisson
Thu, May 30th
 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
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will not be in the lineup for the team's Wednesday afternoon matchup against the Seattle Mariners and lefty Wade LeBlanc due to a sore wrist, according to manager Chris Woodward.
Mike Maher
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
Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
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
You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros