Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 117# 148
Best Rank# 64# 79
Worst Rank# 176# 244
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 220# 241
Best Rank# 201# 208
Worst Rank# 289# 309
   
Projections 
   
Runs7756
Home Runs1716
RBI6958
Stolen Bases135
Batting Average.254.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 134# 143
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 147
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 148
   
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# 124
   
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DailyOverlay
# 121# 165
   
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# 117# 137
   
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USA Today
# 132# 142
   
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Razzball
# 87# 204
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 98
   
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Brewer Rat
# 64# 159
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 154
   
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# 122# 187
   
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Beast Dome
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CBS Sports
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# 122# 151
   
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# 108# 156
   
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# 123# 142
   
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# 101# 164
   
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# 166
   
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# 117# 135
   
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# 121# 164
   
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# 100# 135
   
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# 105# 160
   
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# 126# 173
   
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# 98# 146
   
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FantasyPros
# 108# 160
   
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# 112# 210
   
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# 120# 147
   
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# 124# 158
   
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# 112# 122
   
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# 165# 166
   
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# 126# 148
   
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# 131# 159
   
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# 112# 160
   
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# 134# 161
   
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# 105# 79
   
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The Athletic
# 112# 97
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 117# 116
   
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The Athletic
# 120# 118
   
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Fake Teams
# 125# 94
   
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# 134# 124
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 142# 129
   
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# 146# 114
   
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# 147# 128
   
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# 171# 154
   
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RotoBaller
# 176# 122
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 202
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632249
   
Runs8930
   
Hits16170
   
Singles10951
   
Doubles358
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI7035
   
Stolen Bases141
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks619
   
Strikeouts13159
   
Batting Average.255.281
   
On Base Pct.318.309
   
Slugging Pct.388.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.706.755
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569443
   
Runs7756
   
Hits145118
   
Singles9581
   
Doubles3120
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1716
   
RBI6958
   
Stolen Bases135
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5520
   
Strikeouts12298
   
Batting Average.254.267
   
On Base Pct.320.299
   
Slugging Pct.408.425
   
On-base Plus Slugging.728.724
   
  Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
News 
 Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Friday’s 4-3 loss to the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 28th
Lourdes Gurriel went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs and two RBI in the Blue Jays' 8-4 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI, two runs scored and three walks in Saturday's 12-3 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
Lourdes Gurriel went 2-for-3 with a double in his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 15th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Royals.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 17th
Lourdes Gurriel (quadriceps) felt good after running the bases Friday and could return as soon as Saturday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Marcus Semien went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 16th
Lourdes Gurriel (quad) said he was moving at about 80-85 percent during a simulated game Friday and feels much better than he did testing out the quad on Atlanta.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
 Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was diagnosed with a quad strain and is being placed on the injured list, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 9th
Notes 
 You won't get much help from Semien in terms of batting average, but he is a good bet for 15 homers and 15 steals, plus last season he provided fantasy owners with 89 runs scored. Expect more of the same from this durable and reliable depth piece.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
On a 162-game pace, Gurriel was a 27 homer hitter with a .281 batting average and 87 RBIs. He may not keep up that pace with a full season's worth of at bats, but you can argue that is his upside which would make for an exceptional value late in drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Semien is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as a top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. Semien will provide decent power and chip in some steals as well.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Semien always seems to stick around long enough for drafters who want double-digit homers and steals from a cheap middle infielder. He has never reached a 100 wRC+ or batted above .261, so there's limited upside now that 2016's 27 homers stands out as a career outlier. There's also a chance he moves down the batting order, which guarantees he'll come nowhere close to 2018's 703 plate appearance and 89 runs. Here's the good news: You don't need to pay for last year's results. Even if he plates 20 fewer runs, Semien will get the job done with another .250, 15/15-type campaign.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros