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
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 42
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
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 6# 21
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 5# 56
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 47
   
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USA Today
# 9# 58
   
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# 7# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 92
   
Greg Smith
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
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 34
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 45
   
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CBS Sports
# 3# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 42
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 35
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 47
   
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Sporfolio
# 6# 86
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 4# 45
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 44
   
Justin Mason
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
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 55
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 41
   
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 2-for-4 with two runs and a steal in an 8-3 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
Daniel Murphy went 0-for-5 with an RBI in the Rockies' 5-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Daniel Murphy went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Rockies' 8-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
 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
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 16-12 loss to the Padres on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Cubs on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 5-1 win over the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
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