Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Marcell Ozuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 45
Best Rank# 30# 24
Worst Rank# 67# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 75
Best Rank# 52# 63
Worst Rank# 82# 95
   
Projections 
   
Runs7977
Home Runs2727
RBI9295
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.284.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 54
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 69
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 40# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 41
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 40
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 45
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 67
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 86
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 36# 61
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 50
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 62
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 53
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 39# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 72
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 67
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 42# 70
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 43# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 41
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 39# 40
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 36# 60
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 60
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 40# 106
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 27
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 40
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 42# 40
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 43# 37
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 25
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 41
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 51# 46
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 32
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 53# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 52
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 34
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 67# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 61
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats499582
   
Runs6869
   
Hits132163
   
Singles73122
   
Doubles3616
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2223
   
RBI7888
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3738
   
Strikeouts109110
   
Batting Average.265.280
   
On Base Pct.326.325
   
Slugging Pct.473.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.758
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564569
   
Runs7977
   
Hits160162
   
Singles96108
   
Doubles3524
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI9295
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4046
   
Strikeouts116118
   
Batting Average.284.286
   
On Base Pct.331.339
   
Slugging Pct.497.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.818
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
News 
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and four RBI in Monday's win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 17th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, three runs, and two walks in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a homer and four RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, an RBI double, another run scored, and a walk in Friday's win over Colorado.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 24th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in an 8-6 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, and an additional run scored in Thursday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Aug 23rd
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
Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
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
All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
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
Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros