Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Christian Yelich (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 7
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 31# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 7
Best Rank# 3# 6
Worst Rank# 8# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs101103
Home Runs3028
RBI9894
Stolen Bases2517
Batting Average.289.303
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 7
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 5# 7
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 14
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 3# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 18
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 11
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 9
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 5
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 12
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 3# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 6
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 8
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 7
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 9# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 7
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 6
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 6
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 3
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 4
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 6# 3
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 6
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 5
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 4
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 5
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 4
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 4
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 10
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 7
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 12
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578574
   
Runs110118
   
Hits156187
   
Singles75110
   
Doubles3834
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs3936
   
RBI105110
   
Stolen Bases3422
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks10668
   
Strikeouts80135
   
Batting Average.270.326
   
On Base Pct.387.403
   
Slugging Pct.552.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9391.000
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569575
   
Runs101103
   
Hits165174
   
Singles89107
   
Doubles4135
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI9894
   
Stolen Bases2517
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks7872
   
Strikeouts75133
   
Batting Average.289.303
   
On Base Pct.375.380
   
Slugging Pct.538.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.904
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Jose Ramirez (hand) is expected to return to the Indians' lineup on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his right kneecap in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Dan Harris
Tue, Sep 10th
 The Indians placed Jose Ramirez on the 10-day injured list with a fractured hamate in his right hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich left Tuesday night’s game at against the Marlins after fouling a ball off his right knee during his first at-bat. He stayed down on the ground for several minutes before eventually being able to walk off under his own power.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 Jose Ramirez exited Saturday's game against the Royals with an apparent right wrist injury.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 22nd
Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 16th
Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
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
There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
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 several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
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
Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros