Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Yasiel Puig (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 43
Best Rank# 30# 24
Worst Rank# 67# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 76
Best Rank# 52# 69
Worst Rank# 82# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs7974
Home Runs2727
RBI9282
Stolen Bases214
Batting Average.284.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 59
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 35
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 67
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 108
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 39# 53
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 36# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 37
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 75
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 37# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 70
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 39# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 40# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 54
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 42# 45
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 39# 59
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 40# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 35# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 35# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 38# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 42# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 42# 32
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 42# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 35
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 43# 24
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 43# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 46# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 49# 38
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 45
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 51# 42
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 51# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 45
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 53# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 56# 43
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 57# 26
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 58# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 63# 43
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 67# 28
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 42
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats499405
   
Runs6860
   
Hits132108
   
Singles7363
   
Doubles3621
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2223
   
RBI7863
   
Stolen Bases215
   
Caught Stealing05
   
Walks3736
   
Strikeouts10987
   
Batting Average.265.267
   
On Base Pct.326.327
   
Slugging Pct.473.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.820
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564499
   
Runs7974
   
Hits160137
   
Singles9682
   
Doubles3526
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI9282
   
Stolen Bases214
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks4051
   
Strikeouts116106
   
Batting Average.284.274
   
On Base Pct.331.341
   
Slugging Pct.497.495
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.836
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
News 
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-5 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 25th
Yasiel Puig finished the Reds' four-game series with the Brewers going 6-for-15 with four runs scored, six RBI, two home runs, and two steals.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 24th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 in a 5-4 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, and two runs scored in the Reds' 11-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Reds' 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
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
Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a double in the Reds' 7-1 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
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
Puig was a steady-if-unspectacular performer over his last two seasons in Los Angeles, settling in as a player who could hit around .265 while approaching 30 HRs and 15 SBs. He'll get a nice ballpark upgrade in his new home of Cincinnati, Ohio, and there is some belief that he will also benefit from being away from the distractions of LA, but it is hard to justify drastically raising our expectations for Puig until we see some evidence of it on the field. Don't overrate him, but he's certainly worth considering at his current ADP of 91.3.
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
Puig's career has been a bit of a disappointment, but even so, his last two seasons have been excellent. In that time, he has 30 homers and 18 SB per 162 games. If he is able to stay healthy, we could be looking at a further breakout to 35 and 20 thanks to a major ballpark upgrade in Cincy this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Puig has become every drafter's friend since getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Although never matching the immediate high of his story-book debut, the outfielder has registered a .349 wOBA and 15 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Escaping the NL West juggernaut's jammed roster solidifies ample playing time, and he changes venues to one of baseball's best hitter's parks. Most projection systems forecast around 25-30 home runs with 12-16 steals while batting in the .270 vicinity. Those numbers would satisfy drafters who dip into the top 100 to snag an increasingly popular target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros