Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 22
Best Rank# 3# 6
Worst Rank# 31# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 33
Best Rank# 3# 26
Worst Rank# 8# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs10197
Home Runs3028
RBI9887
Stolen Bases256
Batting Average.289.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 26
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 6# 14
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 3# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 29
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 7
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 6
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 21
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 16
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 4# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 3# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 26
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 20
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 13
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 21
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 21
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578389
   
Runs11059
   
Hits156106
   
Singles7562
   
Doubles3828
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs3913
   
RBI10552
   
Stolen Bases342
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks10648
   
Strikeouts80107
   
Batting Average.270.273
   
On Base Pct.387.374
   
Slugging Pct.552.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.834
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569552
   
Runs10197
   
Hits165155
   
Singles8988
   
Doubles4135
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI9887
   
Stolen Bases256
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks7877
   
Strikeouts75140
   
Batting Average.289.281
   
On Base Pct.375.369
   
Slugging Pct.538.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.879
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
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
Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
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
Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Rogers reports that Bryant will miss Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies with a right ankle injury.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
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
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
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
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
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
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros