Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Bryce Harper (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
13%
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 9
Best Rank# 3# 2
Worst Rank# 31# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 16
Best Rank# 3# 11
Worst Rank# 8# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs10199
Home Runs3035
RBI98101
Stolen Bases2511
Batting Average.289.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 10
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 6# 12
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 11
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 3# 9
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 7
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 10
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 11
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 9
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 10
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 12
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 11
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 21
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 4# 8
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 21
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 3# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 14
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 8
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 12
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 2
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 10
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 8
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 14
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578550
   
Runs110103
   
Hits156137
   
Singles7569
   
Doubles3834
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs3934
   
RBI105100
   
Stolen Bases3413
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks106130
   
Strikeouts80169
   
Batting Average.270.249
   
On Base Pct.387.393
   
Slugging Pct.552.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.889
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569516
   
Runs10199
   
Hits165139
   
Singles8973
   
Doubles4129
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs3035
   
RBI98101
   
Stolen Bases2511
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks78111
   
Strikeouts75145
   
Batting Average.289.269
   
On Base Pct.375.398
   
Slugging Pct.538.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.931
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
News 
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two runs and a steal in an 8-3 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a steal in a 4-2 loss to Texas on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI, and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
 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
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is leading off for the team's Thursday evening matchup against the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
 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
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
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
Phillies outfielder went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
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
Harper may have posted just a .249 batting average in 2018, but the rest of his fantasy production was tremendous, plus his underlying metrics indicate the average returning closer to the .270 mark in 2019. His fantasy value improved when he signed with Philly because their ballpark is great for lefties, but he is still just a 2nd round pick.
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
After scaring fantasy owners with rumors that he could sign with the Giants, Harper ultimately stuck with the original plan and ended up in a great hitting environment in Philadelphia. The move is unquestionably a good one for his fantasy value, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about what kind of numbers to expect from Harper. Over the last four seasons, he has two years where he's hit over .315 and two where he's hit under .250. He's also hit as many as 42 HRs and as few as 24, and stolen as many as 21 bases and as few as four. Harper always contributes enough production to be a prized fantasy asset, but he only has one season on his resume where he's earned first round value. He could be a bit overrated now that he's signed with the Phillies.
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
A wide dissonance remains from what drafters want from Harper and what he typically delivers. With batting averages of .330, .243, .319, and .249 over the last four years, there's a steep range of outcomes for a perennial top pick averaging 32 homers and 11 steals in that stretch. His latest drop came with a career-low 70.8% contact rate, so count on a compromise to around .270 rather than a full rebound. Now that he has signed with the Phillies, he should belt closer to 35-40 long balls with the help of Citizens Bank Park. The ideal landing spot pushes him up to early second-round territory, and it wouldn't be surprising to see some drafters grab him late in the first.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros