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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Marcell Ozuna (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 22
Best Rank# 13# 13
Worst Rank# 38# 42
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 42
Best Rank# 29# 29
Worst Rank# 39# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs8689
Home Runs3334
RBI111110
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.281.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 23
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 25
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 23
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 22# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 26
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 23
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 16# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 24
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 19# 42
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 16
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 20
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats240228
   
Runs4338
   
Hits7676
   
Singles4244
   
Doubles1514
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1918
   
RBI6056
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1838
   
Strikeouts5960
   
Batting Average.317.333
   
On Base Pct.370.427
   
Slugging Pct.617.632
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9871.059
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588564
   
Runs8689
   
Hits164159
   
Singles9496
   
Doubles3427
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3334
   
RBI111110
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4167
   
Strikeouts141137
   
Batting Average.281.285
   
On Base Pct.328.361
   
Slugging Pct.511.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.881
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
News 
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 on Friday, hitting his 30th double and 30th home run while also drawing a walk.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting that Braves star OF Marcell Ozuna was arrested on Saturday and charged with aggravated assault strangulation. He was also charged with a misdemeanor battery.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 29th
 Jose Abreu went 1-for-3 on Sunday, hitting a single while also drawing two walks. He would score once in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 27th
The Braves officially placed OF Marcell Ozuna (finger) on the 10-day injured list Friday. The move is retroactive to May 26th.
Brad Camara
Fri, May 28th
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 on the day, hitting a single and a double.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
Mark Bowman of MLB.com is reporting that OF Marcell Ozuna (finger) will be sidelined for six weeks.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 26th
 Jose Abreu was just 1-for-4 on the day, but his lone hit was a three-run blast to open the scoring for the White Sox. He also drew a walk and struck out twice.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna left Tuesday's game vs. the Boston Red Sox early after injuring his hand while sliding into third base.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, May 25th
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 on Thursday, hitting two singles and driving in a run in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 10th
Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two doubles, three runs scored, and two RBI in Friday's game against the Pirates.
Steve Painter
Sat, May 22nd
Notes 
 For most players, fantasy managers need to consider whether to discount a highly out-of-character dip in their numbers given the shortened season. For Abreu, it's the opposite - whether fantasy managers should give credence to an outstanding MVP season, during which Abreu vastly outperformed his numbers from every other season of his career. Everything was good for Abreu in 2020, everything. He hit the ball harder than ever and consistently. He got on base more. He had career-high paces in every category. Abreu will be entering his age-34 season, so there's no way you should expect a repeat performance, but it's worth noting that he has increased his average exit velocity and hard-hit percentage in each of the last five seasons. Abreu's cost doesn't match his numbers last year, of course, but you'll still have to pay a hefty price in drafts. Given his safety and and his newly-discovered upside, however, it's worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Ozuna nearly won the National League triple crown last season. After back-to-back years of under performing his peripherals, Ozuna finally erupted with a monster fantasy campaign. He's now back with the Braves and projects as one of the safest power bats in the early rounds of 2021 drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Ozuna had a career year with the Braves last year, slashing .338/.431/.636, a career best in each category. His 18 home runs and 56 RBI led the National League, while his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all among the best in baseball. Given that he had shoulder surgery before the 2018 season, it's fair to assume that he needed two full years to recover. And although perhaps we can't expect him to again lead the league in power categories, you should expect roughly a 35-homer, 100-RBI season with a plus batting average. That makes him capable of being your first outfielder in mixed leagues and an asset to any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros