Who Should I Draft?

Jose Peraza or Paul DeJong (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Peraza
SS - CIN
Jose Peraza
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 71# 96
Best Rank# 34# 70
Worst Rank# 108# 172
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 109# 170
Best Rank# 94# 152
Worst Rank# 140# 205
   
Projections 
   
Runs7171
Home Runs1125
RBI5778
Stolen Bases242
Batting Average.282.256
   
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# 70# 106
   
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# 93# 118
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 89# 90
   
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# 65# 81
   
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# 88# 163
   
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# 34# 99
   
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# 100# 76
   
  Jose Peraza
SS - CIN
Jose Peraza
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632436
   
Runs8568
   
Hits182105
   
Singles13360
   
Doubles3125
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs1419
   
RBI5868
   
Stolen Bases231
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks2936
   
Strikeouts75123
   
Batting Average.288.241
   
On Base Pct.326.313
   
Slugging Pct.416.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.742.746
   
  Jose Peraza
SS - CIN
Jose Peraza
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577509
   
Runs7171
   
Hits163130
   
Singles12276
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1125
   
RBI5778
   
Stolen Bases242
   
Caught Stealing81
   
Walks2837
   
Strikeouts73143
   
Batting Average.282.256
   
On Base Pct.315.306
   
Slugging Pct.400.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.715.769
   
  Jose Peraza
SS - CIN
Jose Peraza
Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
News 
 Jose Peraza went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI on Sunday against the Rangers.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 17th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Jose Peraza went 1-for-3 with a single in the Reds' 4-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
Paul DeJong went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Jose Peraza went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 11-6 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 28th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Fri, Jun 14th
 Jose Peraza went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cubs on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 17th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Jose Peraza went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, two walks, an RBI, and a run scored in the Reds' 5-4 extra innings win over the Athletics on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 9th
Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 Peraza broke out last season with 13 homers, 23 steals and a .288 batting average. Whether or not the power stays is a question, but he seems to be a safe source for runs, steals and batting average in the middle of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
DeJong is one of the better power options at shortstop, but he doesn't project to be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, meaning he'll need a big boost in runs and RBIs to become interesting in standard 5x5 leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Peraza was almost as good as Jean Segura last season and there isn't much reason to doubt he can do it again in 2019. He isn't as likely as Segura to post a .300 batting average, but .280-.290 is entirely within reach, and their stolen base totals should be very similar. Peraza is also capable of matching Segura's low double-digit home run output after significantly increasing both his hard contact rate and fly ball rate last season, and he should see an uptick in run production while hitting in an improved Reds' lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Since joining the league, DeJong is fifth among shortstops in homers per trip to the plate. He is right behind Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story, who are being drafted in the first and second rounds. Granted, the speed is a major difference but the batting average isn't at .275, .267 and .263. If DeJong can stay on the field this year, consensus projections like him to produce a very similar season to Carlos Correa who is being drafted 140 picks higher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Peraza's steady skills came with a massive spike in contact (.288 BA) and power (14 HRs, 31 2Bs), turning a bit player into a significant five-by-five contributor. A rise in fly balls, hard hits, and launch angle accompanied the power boost, so he could reasonably reach double-digit homers again. His batting average has fluctuated sharply by year, so he's not quite a bankable star just yet. He is, however, a steady option with few 20-base stealers capable of also hitting .280 with 10 homers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros