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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Olson or Jose Abreu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
31 of 45 experts
31%
Recommended by
14 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 46
Best Rank# 21# 22
Worst Rank# 94# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 74
Best Rank# 42# 70
Worst Rank# 70# 77
   
Projections 
   
Runs3129
Home Runs1411
RBI3737
Stolen Bases01
Batting Average.262.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 47
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 51# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 42
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 54
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 50# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 51
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 43
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 47# 50
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 40
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 47# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 47
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 54# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 44
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 61# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 66# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats483634
   
Runs7385
   
Hits129179
   
Singles67107
   
Doubles2638
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3633
   
RBI91122
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5136
   
Strikeouts138152
   
Batting Average.267.282
   
On Base Pct.351.329
   
Slugging Pct.545.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.896.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198208
   
Runs3129
   
Hits5258
   
Singles2833
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI3737
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2314
   
Strikeouts5848
   
Batting Average.262.281
   
On Base Pct.340.327
   
Slugging Pct.514.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.855.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Matt Olson went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday’s match up with the Dodgers. He is hitting .125 with a .550 OPS so far this spring.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 
Notes 
 Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
How many guesses would it take you to land on Jose Abreu as the AL leader in RBIs in 2019? He's not a sexy player, and frankly, he never has been. But he's a consistent source of RBIs and his batting average bounced back after a down year in the category in 2018. Even if he doesn't drive in 123 runs again, he's in the best lineup of his career, and he's a lock as a top 10 first baseman.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Abreu outperformed Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt last season, knocking 33 homers with 122 RBIs and a solid as always .282 BA. He hasn't slowed down one bit despite the age so you can rely on him to produce once again if you grab him in the 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Super reliable option with a now improved lineup. Very safe and consistent pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  high GB EV, low GB pull, increased EV, barrel rate and hard-hit %
Al Melchior - The Athletic