Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Ronald Acuna Jr. (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 8
Best Rank# 3# 1
Worst Rank# 31# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 9
Best Rank# 3# 8
Worst Rank# 8# 16
   
Projections 
   
Runs10196
Home Runs3030
RBI9889
Stolen Bases2524
Batting Average.289.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 6
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 6# 15
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 5# 11
   
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# 7# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 6
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 3# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 19
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 10
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 14
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 12
   
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The Athletic
# 4# 12
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
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Razzball
# 4# 10
   
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BretskyBall
# 3# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 9
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 9
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 3# 14
   
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Sporfolio
# 6# 8
   
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FanGraphs
# 12# 21
   
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RotoBaller
# 3# 10
   
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RotoBaller
# 4# 17
   
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FanGraphs
# 3# 8
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 6
   
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FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 8
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 4
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 10
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 8
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 8
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 14
   
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FanGraphs
# 5# 7
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 4
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 6
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 3
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 1
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 4
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 6
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 6
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 9# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 6
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 3
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 15
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578433
   
Runs11078
   
Hits156127
   
Singles7571
   
Doubles3826
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3926
   
RBI10564
   
Stolen Bases3416
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks10645
   
Strikeouts80123
   
Batting Average.270.293
   
On Base Pct.387.366
   
Slugging Pct.552.552
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.918
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569576
   
Runs10196
   
Hits165162
   
Singles8995
   
Doubles4132
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs3030
   
RBI9889
   
Stolen Bases2524
   
Caught Stealing79
   
Walks7858
   
Strikeouts75158
   
Batting Average.289.282
   
On Base Pct.375.348
   
Slugging Pct.538.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.860
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
News 
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. The steal was his 37th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 Jose Ramirez exited Saturday's game against the Royals with an apparent right wrist injury.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, two stolen bases, and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 39th and the steals were his 35th and 36th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks, and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 38th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 37th of the season, while the steal was his 34th.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 6th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two homers and six RBI in a 19-5 win over the Yankees on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Aug 16th
Ronald Acuna is not in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 31st
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
Acuna met the seismic hype, and then some, by hitting .293/.366/.552 with 26 homers and 16 steals in 111 sizzling rookie games. He flaunted his MVP ceiling by posting a .429 wOBA and 19 of those long balls after the All-Star break. Challenging Mike Trout as baseball's best player is a real ceiling he could reach as soon as 2019. Before drafting him accordingly, beware a 25.3 K% and 74.6% contact rate sending his average backyard in his age-21 season. He may also run less often in the leadoff role.
Andrew Gould - 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
Per plate apperance, Acuna was every bit as productive as consensus top-5 pick, Francisco Lindor, last season. Granted, Acuna doesn't qualify at shortstop, but that should tell you that the hype somehow hasn't driven him far enough up draft boards yet.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Talk about a debut. At just 20 years old, Acuna performed like a seasoned fantasy star, producing 26 HRs, 16 SBs, and a .293 average across his first 111 Big League games. Some batting average regression could be coming his way following last year's high BABIP and strikeout rate, but then again Acuna whiffed much less in the second half, so perhaps he's already made an adjustment that can make him a consistent batting average asset. Acuna trailed only Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez, and Mike Trout in per game value in standard roto/categories leagues, and barring a sophomore slump, he should once again be a top-five outfielder.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros