Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Ronald Acuna Jr. (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 8
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 2# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 9
Best Rank# 1# 8
Worst Rank# 1# 16
   
Projections 
   
Runs11496
Home Runs3830
RBI9789
Stolen Bases2324
Batting Average.308.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 1# 6
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 9
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 6
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 1# 15
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 1# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 4
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 1# 6
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 1# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 19
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 1# 10
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 1# 14
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 2# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 12
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 1# 12
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 8
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
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Razzball
# 1# 10
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 15
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 6
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 1# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 15
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 1# 14
   
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Sporfolio
# 1# 8
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 1# 9
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 1# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 5
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 1# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 8
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 1# 4
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 1# 15
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 1# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 8
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 1# 3
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 7
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 1# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 1
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats471433
   
Runs10178
   
Hits147127
   
Singles8071
   
Doubles2426
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3926
   
RBI7964
   
Stolen Bases2416
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks12245
   
Strikeouts124123
   
Batting Average.312.293
   
On Base Pct.460.366
   
Slugging Pct.629.552
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.088.918
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509576
   
Runs11496
   
Hits157162
   
Singles8595
   
Doubles2932
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs3830
   
RBI9789
   
Stolen Bases2324
   
Caught Stealing59
   
Walks11858
   
Strikeouts126158
   
Batting Average.308.282
   
On Base Pct.438.348
   
Slugging Pct.609.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.048.860
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
News 
 Mike Trout went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, one homer, three RBI, and two runs scored on Monday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBIs, and a walk in Monday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 17th of the season and his second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's blowout win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
 Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Monday against the Dodgers.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-6 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
 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
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBIs in Friday's win over the Miami Marlins. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
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
Acuna met the seismic hype, and then some, by hitting .293/.366/.552 with 26 homers and 16 steals in 111 sizzling rookie games. He flaunted his MVP ceiling by posting a .429 wOBA and 19 of those long balls after the All-Star break. Challenging Mike Trout as baseball's best player is a real ceiling he could reach as soon as 2019. Before drafting him accordingly, beware a 25.3 K% and 74.6% contact rate sending his average backyard in his age-21 season. He may also run less often in the leadoff role.
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
Per plate apperance, Acuna was every bit as productive as consensus top-5 pick, Francisco Lindor, last season. Granted, Acuna doesn't qualify at shortstop, but that should tell you that the hype somehow hasn't driven him far enough up draft boards yet.
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
Talk about a debut. At just 20 years old, Acuna performed like a seasoned fantasy star, producing 26 HRs, 16 SBs, and a .293 average across his first 111 Big League games. Some batting average regression could be coming his way following last year's high BABIP and strikeout rate, but then again Acuna whiffed much less in the second half, so perhaps he's already made an adjustment that can make him a consistent batting average asset. Acuna trailed only Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez, and Mike Trout in per game value in standard roto/categories leagues, and barring a sophomore slump, he should once again be a top-five outfielder.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros