Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Jose Altuve (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
50 of 56 experts
11%
Recommended by
6 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 10
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 31# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 14
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 8# 17
   
Projections 
   
Runs10195
Home Runs3018
RBI9880
Stolen Bases2522
Batting Average.289.317
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 12
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 6# 7
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 9
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 3# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 29
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 9
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 6
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 16
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 11
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 15
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 15
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 9
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 4# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 3# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 12
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 17
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 9
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 11
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 13
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 6
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 8
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 5
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 7
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 3
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578534
   
Runs11084
   
Hits156169
   
Singles75125
   
Doubles3829
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3913
   
RBI10561
   
Stolen Bases3417
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks10655
   
Strikeouts8079
   
Batting Average.270.317
   
On Base Pct.387.386
   
Slugging Pct.552.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.837
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569582
   
Runs10195
   
Hits165184
   
Singles89128
   
Doubles4135
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs3018
   
RBI9880
   
Stolen Bases2522
   
Caught Stealing76
   
Walks7856
   
Strikeouts7580
   
Batting Average.289.317
   
On Base Pct.375.377
   
Slugging Pct.538.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.859
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
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
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) could return as soon as Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Jose Altuve (hamstring, knee) appears close to beginning a rehab assignment.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Jose Altuve has been pulled from his minor league rehab assignment due to "fatigue and soreness" in his knee.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
 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
Jose Altuve (hamstring) took batting practice on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
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
It can be easy to be discouraged by Altuve "only" batting .316 with limited power and steals, but the injury seemed to influence his performance much more than most realize. You can expect a return to his 20 homer, 30 steal, 110 runs season with a batting average north of .330
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
Altuve is coming off a down year by his high standards, although he still finished just inside the top-60 players in standard 5x5 roto formats. Fantasy owners should expect a modest rebound, but it would be unwise to expect Altuve to fully return to the first round player he once was. His back-to-back 24 HR seasons in 2016 and 2017 always looked unsustainable based on his high ground ball rate, and while last year's 13 homers may be his floor in that department, fantasy owners shouldn't realistically expect more than 15-17. Meanwhile, Altuve's sprint speed is down and his stolen base attempts have declined for five straight years, suggesting that he may not steal 20 bases, let alone 30.
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
Last year's consensus No. 2 pick, Altuve stumbled to just 13 homers and 17 steals in 137 games. Despite the down year, drafters should pounce if the 2017 AL MVP falls into the second round. He was batting .342 through June before a knee injury interfered, eventually forcing the first DL appearance of his career. After an offseason to heal, he should veer closer to 20-homer, 25-steal form with a sky-high average and plenty of scoring output in Houston's star-studded lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros