Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Daniel Murphy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 43
Best Rank# 3# 21
Worst Rank# 31# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 67
Best Rank# 3# 59
Worst Rank# 8# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs10181
Home Runs3022
RBI9883
Stolen Bases254
Batting Average.289.311
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 35
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 34
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 42
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 37
   
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DailyOverlay
# 6# 21
   
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The Athletic
# 5# 56
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 47
   
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USA Today
# 9# 58
   
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RotoChamp
# 7# 29
   
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Razzball
# 11# 92
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 10# 52
   
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Brewer Rat
# 5# 50
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 45
   
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The Athletic
# 3# 59
   
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Beast Dome
# 5# 68
   
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The Athletic
# 4# 34
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 33
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 4# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 44
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 39
   
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BretskyBall
# 3# 48
   
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The Athletic
# 7# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 42
   
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The Athletic
# 7# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 45
   
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Fake Teams
# 5# 44
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 35
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 3# 47
   
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Sporfolio
# 6# 86
   
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FanGraphs
# 12# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 42
   
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RotoBaller
# 3# 55
   
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RotoBaller
# 4# 46
   
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FantasyPros
# 7# 44
   
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FanGraphs
# 3# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 49
   
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RotoBaller
# 3# 62
   
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FantasyPros
# 5# 26
   
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Freeze Stats
# 3# 46
   
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Razzball
# 3# 55
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 50
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 55
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 47
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 9# 47
   
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Fantrax
# 4# 41
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 56
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 56
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 37
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 37
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578328
   
Runs11040
   
Hits15698
   
Singles7571
   
Doubles3815
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs3912
   
RBI10542
   
Stolen Bases343
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks10620
   
Strikeouts8040
   
Batting Average.270.299
   
On Base Pct.387.336
   
Slugging Pct.552.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.791
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569529
   
Runs10181
   
Hits165165
   
Singles89105
   
Doubles4135
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs3022
   
RBI9883
   
Stolen Bases254
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks7841
   
Strikeouts7569
   
Batting Average.289.311
   
On Base Pct.375.360
   
Slugging Pct.538.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.876
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
News 
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in an 8-3 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 26th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 with two singles, an RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies’ 11-7 win over the Brewers on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez made a splash in his return from the injured list on Tuesday. Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two homers and seven RBI in the 11-0 win over the White Sox.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 25th
Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI, and a run scored in the Rockies' 11-10 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 The Indians activated Jose Ramirez (hand) off the injured list prior to Tuesday's game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 24th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-8 win over the Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Jose Ramirez (hand) is expected to return to the Indians' lineup on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a single in the Rockies' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
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
Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
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
Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
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
Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros