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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 32
Best Rank# 18# 23
Worst Rank# 76# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 51
Best Rank# 34# 40
Worst Rank# 58# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs3031
Home Runs1210
RBI3532
Stolen Bases15
Batting Average.287.278
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 116
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 38
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 65
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 41
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 23# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 38
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 23
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 25
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 26
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 28
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 35
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 40
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313314
   
Runs5851
   
Hits9895
   
Singles4551
   
Doubles2623
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2719
   
RBI7849
   
Stolen Bases09
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks5225
   
Strikeouts94107
   
Batting Average.313.303
   
On Base Pct.412.368
   
Slugging Pct.655.570
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.938
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats168202
   
Runs3031
   
Hits4856
   
Singles2632
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI3532
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2416
   
Strikeouts4861
   
Batting Average.287.278
   
On Base Pct.377.330
   
Slugging Pct.565.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.941.836
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts and a run scored in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
 Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
Keston Hiura went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
 The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
Keston Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during the loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Keston Hiura went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk while recording four total RBI in the Brewers' 18-3 Tuesday night victory over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 13th
Notes 
 A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Love the player but the price is aggressive. Could be a 30/20 asset with a .300 average if everything breaks right. Could also have a sophomore slump
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros