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
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 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 Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 6
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 6# 15
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 11
   
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RotoChamp
# 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
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 12
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 10
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 9
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 8
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 4# 9
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 17
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 3# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 8
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 4
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 15
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
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
   
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 
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's blowout win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-6 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBIs in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two walks and a steal in a 7-5 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 29th
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
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