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Who Should I Draft?

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. or Kevin Newman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
37 of 44 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 100# 122
Best Rank# 67# 78
Worst Rank# 152# 186
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 148# 207
Best Rank# 128# 189
Worst Rank# 188# 223
   
Projections 
   
Runs2724
Home Runs94
RBI3021
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.270.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 117
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 87# 133
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 85# 143
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 151
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 131
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 98# 129
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 169
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 89# 128
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 106# 128
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 93# 121
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 94# 122
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 95# 127
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 81# 164
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 101# 121
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 101# 107
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 114# 121
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 109# 122
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 98# 127
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 94# 181
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 113
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 71# 102
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 109# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 89# 154
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 113# 186
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 152# 164
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 86# 145
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 137
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 103# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 89# 125
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 81# 156
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 78# 149
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 100# 112
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 94# 102
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 92# 107
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 95# 135
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 106# 124
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 95# 78
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 114# 110
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 117# 84
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 126# 106
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 129# 115
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 136# 115
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 120
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats314493
   
Runs5261
   
Hits87152
   
Singles46114
   
Doubles1920
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs2012
   
RBI5064
   
Stolen Bases616
   
Caught Stealing48
   
Walks2028
   
Strikeouts8662
   
Batting Average.277.308
   
On Base Pct.328.354
   
Slugging Pct.541.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.869.800
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats193196
   
Runs2724
   
Hits5256
   
Singles3141
   
Doubles119
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs94
   
RBI3021
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks1012
   
Strikeouts4928
   
Batting Average.270.285
   
On Base Pct.306.326
   
Slugging Pct.480.404
   
On-base Plus Slugging.786.730
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS,LF - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
News 
 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's game against the Orioles
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Mar 11th
 
 Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said in an interview on Sportsnet 590 The Fan that Lourdes Gurriel, Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernandez will likely be his Opening Day outfield.
John Aubin
Tue, Mar 10th
 
Notes 
 Gurriel has been a streaky player so far in his career, but he seems to be in Toronto's long-term plans. The positional flexibility helps, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Newman played well in his first taste of big-league action, but he's already 26 years old, so the ceiling is limited.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 After starting the season slow, Toronto sent Gurriel back to the minors but once he was called back up, he was one of the best hitters in baseball with a nearly 50-homer pace. That won't keep up, but 35 with a strong batting average is entirely possible.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
A leadoff hitter who bat .308 last year with 12 home runs and 16 steals in just 130 games? What's not to like? Fine, he is one of the worst in the league in terms of barrel percentage and hard hit rate but even still, he had an expected batting average of .291 last year. Newman won't blow you away, but he'll chip in everywhere, especially the scarce categories. Don't forget about him on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Newman was expected to hit for average with 15-20 steals but just because he accomplished it as a rookie doesn't mean we can quite expect that performance in 2020. Rather, his MLB season was actually better than anything he ever did in the minors.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Had a tremendous rookie season. Hard to gauge whether it is repeatable as it was better than his stops in the minors. Luckily, you don't have to pay a high price to find out.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy