Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Tommy Pham (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 44
Best Rank# 30# 24
Worst Rank# 67# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 72
Best Rank# 52# 60
Worst Rank# 82# 73
   
Projections 
   
Runs7991
Home Runs2722
RBI9271
Stolen Bases217
Batting Average.284.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 44
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 44
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 73
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 47
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 51
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 53# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 82
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 43# 81
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 36# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 72
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 50
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 77
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 46
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 37# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 57
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 53
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 45
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 42# 62
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 43# 58
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 39# 44
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 40# 60
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 31
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 39# 36
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 30
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 42# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 37
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 36
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 40
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 51# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 24
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 67# 26
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 51
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats499494
   
Runs68102
   
Hits132136
   
Singles7391
   
Doubles3618
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs2221
   
RBI7863
   
Stolen Bases215
   
Caught Stealing07
   
Walks3767
   
Strikeouts109140
   
Batting Average.265.275
   
On Base Pct.326.367
   
Slugging Pct.473.464
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.830
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564508
   
Runs7991
   
Hits160138
   
Singles9690
   
Doubles3522
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI9271
   
Stolen Bases217
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks4069
   
Strikeouts116146
   
Batting Average.284.272
   
On Base Pct.331.359
   
Slugging Pct.497.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.820
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
News 
 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
Tommy Pham went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a walk in Friday’s 9-4 win over the Angels.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Tommy Pham went 3-for-5 on Wednesday as the Rays beat the A's by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday as the Rays lost to the Athletics by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 10-4 win over the Indians on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, May 31st
Tommy Pham (wrist) is back in the Rays' lineup Sunday after leaving the game on Saturday after getting hit in the wrist with a pitch.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
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
Despite playing 34 fewer games than Andrew Benintendi over the last two seasons, Pham has outplayed him from a fantasy perspective. Pham is being drafted four rounds later and is coming off one of the best second-halfs in the MLB
Bobby Sylvester - 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
After breaking out in 2017 with a .306 average, 23 HRs, and 25 SBs, Pham's numbers were down through nearly 100 games in 2018 before he was traded to Tampa, where he finished with a flurry. The end result was a perfectly respectable .275/102/21/63/15 roto line that was good enough to rank 16th among outfielders. Pham may strike out a bit too much to be a true .300 hitter, but he isn't a batting average liability, and there is no reason he can't again go 20-20 as long as the Rays continue to give him the green light on the base paths. He is a bit of an injury risk, but has shown he can make a big impact in 130-140 games.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Despite batting .248/.331/.399 with a .323 wOBA prior to the Cardinals trading him, Pham's .283 xBA and .364 xwOBA called for a rebound. He did just that and more, going .343/.448/.622 In 39 games with the Rays. Put it all together, and he was one of eight hitters to hit at least .275 with 20 homers and 15 steals. There's room for more across the board, as he recorded MLB's third-best hard-hit rate (48.5%) last season and poached 25 bags in 2017.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros