Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Alex Bregman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 12
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 31# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 13
Best Rank# 3# 10
Worst Rank# 8# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs10199
Home Runs3027
RBI9894
Stolen Bases2511
Batting Average.289.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 11
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 12
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 6# 19
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 6
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 18
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 14
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 3# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 22
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 20
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 7
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 18
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 15
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 9
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 9
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 19
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 4# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 9
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 3# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 16
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 10
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 17
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 9
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 4
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 10
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 17
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578594
   
Runs110105
   
Hits156170
   
Singles7587
   
Doubles3851
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs3931
   
RBI105103
   
Stolen Bases3410
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks10696
   
Strikeouts8085
   
Batting Average.270.286
   
On Base Pct.387.394
   
Slugging Pct.552.532
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.926
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569572
   
Runs10199
   
Hits165164
   
Singles8992
   
Doubles4142
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs3027
   
RBI9894
   
Stolen Bases2511
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks7877
   
Strikeouts7588
   
Batting Average.289.287
   
On Base Pct.375.372
   
Slugging Pct.538.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.885
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a triple, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in a 13-4 win over Detroit.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against Toronto on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and his 16th stolen base of the season on Sunday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, two walks, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a steal in a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Alex Bregman went 3-for-6 with a walk, two singles, one homer, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for-3 in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 2nd
Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a double, single, three RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 A second-half slump removed Ramirez from the AL MVP and No. 1 pick conversations. Don't punish him too severely for the .218 batting average after the All-Star break, as the 26-year-old infielder still tallied 39 homers, 34 steals and 26 more walks (106) than strikeouts (80). Given his excellent plate approach and career 88.0% contact rate, his average should improve from .270 closer to his .285 career norm if he curtails last year's pop-up woes (13.0%). After giving everyone a late scare in spring with a knee injury, he's expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Jose Ramirez may have been the best fantasy player in baseball last year, knocking 39 homers with 34 steals, 110 runs and 105 RBIs, but he is still 1-C behind both Trout and Mookie Betts because of their consistent production over the last three seasons
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Ramirez was the fourth-most valuable player in standard 5x5 leagues last season, according to Baseball Monster, trailing only J.D. Martinez, Christian Yelich, and Mookie Betts. And that was with a .270 batting average that was 15 points below Ramirez's career .285 mark, due to an abnormally low .252 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). While Ramirez's average is very likely to rise, his career-high 39 home runs and 34 stolen bases are should go in the opposite direction. Still, we're talking about a player who can produce a 30-20 season with a plus batting average. It's hard to argue too much with his current ADP of third overall behind Mookie Betts and Mike Trout.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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