Who Should I Draft?

Lorenzo Cain or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 41
Best Rank# 27# 30
Worst Rank# 74# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 74
Best Rank# 49# 52
Worst Rank# 66# 82
   
Projections 
   
Runs8879
Home Runs1327
RBI5492
Stolen Bases242
Batting Average.293.284
   
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# 33# 38
   
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Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 38
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 44# 53
   
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# 38# 41
   
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FantasyPros
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# 48# 40
   
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# 50# 36
   
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# 50# 42
   
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  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539499
   
Runs9068
   
Hits166132
   
Singles12973
   
Doubles2536
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1022
   
RBI3878
   
Stolen Bases302
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks7137
   
Strikeouts94109
   
Batting Average.308.265
   
On Base Pct.395.326
   
Slugging Pct.417.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.798
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552564
   
Runs8879
   
Hits162160
   
Singles11996
   
Doubles2735
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1327
   
RBI5492
   
Stolen Bases242
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks6140
   
Strikeouts99116
   
Batting Average.293.284
   
On Base Pct.363.331
   
Slugging Pct.422.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.828
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Lorenzo Cain shifted to the cleanup spot in the order for Saturday's game, and received a day off on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-5 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 25th
 Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in the Brewers' 4-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 in a 5-4 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
 Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a run in an 8-4 loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
 Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in the Brewers' 11-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 12-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 11th
Notes 
 Cain didn't experience the power growth that many were expecting when he moved from Kansas City to Milwaukee, and his fantasy value was somewhat lessened by an absurdly low RBI count (38). But he did hit north of .300 for the fourth time in five seasons and collected a career-high 30 stolen bases. It's probably time to accept that he is not going to be a 20 HR guy, but he doesn't need to be one to be a top-50 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. And he could be even better than that if everything clicks and he goes .300-15-30 with over 100 runs scored.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Cain joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players to hit .300 with 10 homers and 30 steals last season. He set career highs in walk and hard-hit rates atop Milwaukee's lineup, leading to 90 runs scores in 141 games. Yet a troubling injury past and ageism is keeping the veteran outfielder outside the top-five rounds. Having hit at least .300 with 10 homers and 25 steals in three of the last four seasons, he's a relatively safe bargain to target for a speed foundation.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros