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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
ECR# 36# 32
Best Rank# 18# 23
Worst Rank# 76# 116
Composite# 42# 51
Best Rank# 34# 40
Worst Rank# 58# 68
Home Runs1210
Stolen Bases15
Batting Average.287.278
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
Beast Dome
# 33# 116
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
# 34# 41
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 37
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 29
Donkey Teeth
# 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
# 55# 65
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 41
George Kurtz
# 23# 36
Nate Miller
# 25# 55
Chris Mitchell
# 27# 39
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 38
Corbin Young
# 25# 40
Site Projections
# 33# 23
Rudy Gamble
# 46# 24
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 25
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 26
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 27
Mario Mergola
# 46# 27
Pierre Camus
# 51# 28
Grey Albright
# 42# 30
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 31
Mick Ciallela
# 47# 31
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 32
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 32
Brendan Tuma
# 50# 33
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 35
Ariel Cohen
# 58# 35
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 35
Andrew Gould
# 45# 36
Chris Meaney
# 67# 36
Andrew Seifter
# 48# 37
Dan Harris
# 55# 38
Wayne Bretsky
# 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
Yordan Alvarez
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
At Bats313314
Home Runs2719
Stolen Bases09
Caught Stealing03
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
Yordan Alvarez
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
At Bats168202
Home Runs1210
Stolen Bases15
Caught Stealing02
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
Yordan Alvarez
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
 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
 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