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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Jose Ramirez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
39 of 45 experts
13%
Recommended by
6 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 12
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 28# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 18
Best Rank# 8# 16
Worst Rank# 13# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3833
Home Runs1211
RBI4035
Stolen Bases49
Batting Average.297.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 13
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 13
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 14
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542482
   
Runs11068
   
Hits153123
   
Singles8264
   
Doubles3233
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3423
   
RBI11083
   
Stolen Bases1224
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks10852
   
Strikeouts13274
   
Batting Average.282.255
   
On Base Pct.401.327
   
Slugging Pct.548.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.949.806
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195197
   
Runs3833
   
Hits5855
   
Singles3329
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI4035
   
Stolen Bases49
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3826
   
Strikeouts4830
   
Batting Average.297.280
   
On Base Pct.411.362
   
Slugging Pct.547.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
News 
 Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in an 8-5 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Mar 8th
 The Nationals called off Monday’s workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
We've seen the absolute floor and absolute ceiling for Ramírez in 2019, and man, was it the tell of two seasons for him. Even with the early-season struggles, Ramírez posted a 23-homer, 24-steal season. Just because he struggled in the first part of the 2019 season doesn't mean he'll struggle in the first part of this season, but it also doesn't mean that he'll post the numbers that he posted in the latter months of the 2019 season. Still, the production is worth the slight risk.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Ramirez is certainly an interesting case because he only finished 15th among fantasy third basemen in 2019 but finished the year so strong that many are remembering why he was a first round pick to begin with. Ramirez is a near-ock to go 20/20 again but with upside for that majestic 40/35 season with a strong average.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Strange 2019 and yet still a very productive one. 25/15/.280 feels like his Floor with 30/25/.300 as a reachable Ceiling. Safe and yet elite. That pushes him this high and justifiably higher for owners that aren't buying into the idea that SP is thin and needs to be poached earlier than in past years.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData