Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Jose Ramirez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 5
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 2# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 3
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 1# 8
   
Projections 
   
Runs114101
Home Runs3830
RBI9798
Stolen Bases2325
Batting Average.308.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 1# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 10
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 9
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 1# 6
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 1# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 1# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 7
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 1# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 5
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 1# 4
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 1# 3
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 2# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 3
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 1# 4
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 8
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 1# 7
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 31
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 6
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 1# 4
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 1# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 1# 3
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 3
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 3
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 1# 3
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 1# 12
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 1# 3
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 4
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 1# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 5
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 1# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 4
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats471578
   
Runs101110
   
Hits147156
   
Singles8075
   
Doubles2438
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3939
   
RBI79105
   
Stolen Bases2434
   
Caught Stealing26
   
Walks122106
   
Strikeouts12480
   
Batting Average.312.270
   
On Base Pct.460.387
   
Slugging Pct.629.552
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.088.939
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509569
   
Runs114101
   
Hits157165
   
Singles8589
   
Doubles2941
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3830
   
RBI9798
   
Stolen Bases2325
   
Caught Stealing57
   
Walks11878
   
Strikeouts12675
   
Batting Average.308.289
   
On Base Pct.438.375
   
Slugging Pct.609.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.048.914
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
News 
 Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a walk, single, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 17th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a triple, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in a 13-4 win over Detroit.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
 Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with two walks, a double, and one run scored on Friday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and his 16th stolen base of the season on Sunday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
 Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Monday against the Dodgers.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a steal in a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple, home run, one RBI, and two runs scored on Saturday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for-3 in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run on Wednesday against the A's.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two walks and a steal in a 7-5 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 29th
Notes 
 Congratulations on landing the first pick. Your reward is Trout, a super-duper-star who is somehow getting better. The Angels stud set career highs in walk rate (20.1%), OBP (.460), wOBA (.447), and wRC+ (191) during his seventh season. He has cleared a .300 batting average in each of the last three years and averaged 33.6 homers per season after popping 39 in 2018. The floor and ceiling remain sky-high despite missing time over the past two years.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
A second-half slump removed Ramirez from the AL MVP and No. 1 pick conversations. Don't punish him too severely for the .218 batting average after the All-Star break, as the 26-year-old infielder still tallied 39 homers, 34 steals and 26 more walks (106) than strikeouts (80). Given his excellent plate approach and career 88.0% contact rate, his average should improve from .270 closer to his .285 career norm if he curtails last year's pop-up woes (13.0%). After giving everyone a late scare in spring with a knee injury, he's expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 As long as Mike Trout continues to put up 30+ homers, 20+ steals, 100+ runs and bat .300 every season, you can bet he will be worth the first overall pick. Chances are, we have another decade of this consistent dominance.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Jose Ramirez may have been the best fantasy player in baseball last year, knocking 39 homers with 34 steals, 110 runs and 105 RBIs, but he is still 1-C behind both Trout and Mookie Betts because of their consistent production over the last three seasons
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Trout only played 140 games in 2018 due to a brief DL stint, but he still finished as the eighth-most valuable hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. It was the second straight season Trout missed time with injuries, but that is just about the only fault you can find in his fantasy game. Consistently excellent when he's on the field, expect him to once again approach 40 HRs with 20+ steals and a batting average over .300.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Ramirez was the fourth-most valuable player in standard 5x5 leagues last season, according to Baseball Monster, trailing only J.D. Martinez, Christian Yelich, and Mookie Betts. And that was with a .270 batting average that was 15 points below Ramirez's career .285 mark, due to an abnormally low .252 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). While Ramirez's average is very likely to rise, his career-high 39 home runs and 34 stolen bases are should go in the opposite direction. Still, we're talking about a player who can produce a 30-20 season with a plus batting average. It's hard to argue too much with his current ADP of third overall behind Mookie Betts and Mike Trout.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros