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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 - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 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--
   
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
   
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 - 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 - 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 - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
News 
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4, was hit by a pitch and scored the game-winning run in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 17th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in Friday's game against the Brewers.
Steve Painter
Sat, May 15th
 Jose Abreu was removed from Friday's game after colliding with Royals' Hunter Dozier.
Connor Rooney
Fri, May 14th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Steve Painter
Tue, May 11th
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and three runs scored during Tuesday’s 9-3 win against the Twins.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 12th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with two singles in Friday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Fri, May 7th
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 with over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and run scored in Friday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Thu, May 6th
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 9-0 win over the Reds.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a single in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Wed, May 5th
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