Who Should I Draft?

Marcell Ozuna or Gleyber Torres (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 51
Best Rank# 24# 32
Worst Rank# 106# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 61
Best Rank# 63# 51
Worst Rank# 95# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs7772
Home Runs2725
RBI9584
Stolen Bases29
Batting Average.286.269
   
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# 34# 70
   
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# 40# 70
   
Greg Smith
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# 40# 67
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats582431
   
Runs6954
   
Hits163117
   
Singles12276
   
Doubles1616
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2324
   
RBI8877
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3842
   
Strikeouts110122
   
Batting Average.280.272
   
On Base Pct.325.340
   
Slugging Pct.433.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.820
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569528
   
Runs7772
   
Hits162142
   
Singles10890
   
Doubles2424
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI9584
   
Stolen Bases29
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4652
   
Strikeouts118136
   
Batting Average.286.269
   
On Base Pct.339.334
   
Slugging Pct.479.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.818.802
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over Houston.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Astros.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
Gleyber Torres was 1-for-3 with a walk and hit a grand slam on Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 12-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate but walked three times and scored three runs as the Yankees beat the White Sox by a 10-3 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in an 8-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Notes 
 Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros