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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
83%
Recommended by
43 of 52 experts
17%
Recommended by
9 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 11
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 20# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 18
Best Rank# 8# 15
Worst Rank# 13# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3835
Home Runs1211
RBI3935
Stolen Bases39
Batting Average.296.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 12
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 10
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 13
   
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
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 15
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 13
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 9
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 11# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 14
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 11# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 13
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 11
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 7
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 11# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 5
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 13
   
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 Bats195203
   
Runs3835
   
Hits5857
   
Singles3230
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3935
   
Stolen Bases39
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3826
   
Strikeouts4730
   
Batting Average.296.280
   
On Base Pct.410.362
   
Slugging Pct.548.519
   
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 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 24th
Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI, and a run scored in the Indians' 10-9 loss to the Yankees in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-6 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored across both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 19th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs in an 8-6 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-3 with a double, three walks, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Braves. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 12th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 10-inning, 5-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-2 with three walks, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 11th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 7-4 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Nationals manager Dave Martinez says that, as of now, Juan Soto (elbow) will be the team's DH on Tuesday against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 8th
Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in a 7-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 21st
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
Strange 2019 and yet still a very productive one. 25/15/.280 feels like his Floor with 30/25/.300 as a reachable Ceiling in a standard 162 game year. Adjust the math for 60 and you got a Top 10 dual-threat guy. 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
 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
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
 Could be a top-3 pick in 2021 fantasy drafts. ADP for his season is banking on him taking that step forward, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  Followed his terrible slump with a terrific stretch and then an injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros