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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Ozzie Albies (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 20
Best Rank# 13# 17
Worst Rank# 38# 48
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 36
Best Rank# 29# 30
Worst Rank# 39# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs8693
Home Runs3324
RBI11181
Stolen Bases214
Batting Average.281.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 19
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 33# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 22# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 24# 21
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 29# 21
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 26# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 23# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 23# 20
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 13# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 20
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 16# 21
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 17# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 18# 25
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 19# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 24
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 19# 20
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 20# 21
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 20# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 20# 48
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 24
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 25
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 27
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats240118
   
Runs4321
   
Hits7632
   
Singles4221
   
Doubles155
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs196
   
RBI6019
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks185
   
Strikeouts5930
   
Batting Average.317.271
   
On Base Pct.370.307
   
Slugging Pct.617.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.987.773
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats588577
   
Runs8693
   
Hits164161
   
Singles9497
   
Doubles3434
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3324
   
RBI11181
   
Stolen Bases214
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4143
   
Strikeouts141110
   
Batting Average.281.281
   
On Base Pct.328.332
   
Slugging Pct.511.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.838.814
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with an RBI double during Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
Ozzie Albies is absent from Saturday's lineup against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 17th
 Jose Abreau went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts during Thursday’s 4-2 loss to Cleveland.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 16th
Ozzie Albies was removed from Friday's game against the Cubs after being hit by a pitch in the right knee.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 16th
 Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with one walk during Sunday’s 4-3 exta-inning loss to the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 11th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 13th
 Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Tuesday’s 10-4 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies was dropped to fifth in the batting order on Tuesday vs. Pablo Lopez and the Miami Marlins.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 13th
 Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and an additional run scored in Friday's 12-8 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Apr 3rd
Ozzie Albies went 0-for-3 with two RBI in Monday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 13th
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
A wrist injury limited Albies to just 29 games last season, and affected his performance early in the year before he went on the IL. In other words, there's little reason to draw conclusions from anything he did last year, including his drop in walk rate and increase in strikeout rate. Albies had established a rough 24-15 baseline from 2018-2019, and at 24 years old, there's no reason to expect that floor to decrease. With his power and speed combination, and his locked in strong RBI and runs scored numbers batting near the top of the Braves' lineup, Albies should be either the first second baseman drafted or the second behind DJ LeMahieu, depending on how you want to build your team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros