Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Jose Ramirez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
54 of 56 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 5
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 24# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 3
Best Rank# 2# 3
Worst Rank# 2# 8
   
Projections 
   
Runs117101
Home Runs3030
RBI9498
Stolen Bases2725
Batting Average.307.289
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 2# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 17
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 10
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 9
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 2# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 7
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 2# 3
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 2# 4
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 2# 3
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 1# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 3
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 4
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 2# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 3
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 8
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 2# 7
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 31
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 6
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 2# 4
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 2# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 8
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 4
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 2# 3
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 3
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 2# 12
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 2# 3
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 4
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 2# 8
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 5
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 5
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 24# 6
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats520578
   
Runs129110
   
Hits180156
   
Singles9675
   
Doubles4738
   
Triples54
   
Home Runs3239
   
RBI80105
   
Stolen Bases3034
   
Caught Stealing66
   
Walks81106
   
Strikeouts9180
   
Batting Average.346.270
   
On Base Pct.438.387
   
Slugging Pct.640.552
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.079.939
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587569
   
Runs117101
   
Hits180165
   
Singles10289
   
Doubles4341
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3030
   
RBI9498
   
Stolen Bases2725
   
Caught Stealing67
   
Walks7678
   
Strikeouts9075
   
Batting Average.307.289
   
On Base Pct.386.375
   
Slugging Pct.549.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.914
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
News 
 Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI, a walk, a run scored and a stolen base Sunday against the Orioles.
John Aubin
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
 Mookie Betts is absent from Friday’s lineup versus the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a walk and solo home run Tuesday against the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored on Saturday against the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
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
 Mookie Betts went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks Thursday in a win against the Royals
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 7th
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 
 It may be tempting to snag Betts with the 1st pick over Trout, after the ridiculous season he just put together, but remember that he is just one year removed from batting .264 with 24 homers. There is a chance Betts outproduces Trout, but that isn't a risk you should gamble on.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 While Mike Trout is the consensus number one pick in fantasy drafts, Betts is a pretty nice consolation prize. Coming off a "down" 2017 season in which he hit just .268 but still went 20-20 and topped 100 runs and RBIs, Betts took his performance to another level in 2018, going 30-30 while hitting .346. Betts' .368 BABIP was a bit fortunate (making up for his .268 BABIP in 2017), but his true skill is that of a consistent .300 hitter. He also drew more walks and hit the ball with more authority than ever before. Betts was the number one player in standard 5x5 formats last season, and it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if he did it again.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Following a down 2017, Betts became the first player since 2012 (Mike Trout and Ryan Braun) to hit .300 with 30 home runs and steals apiece. The career .303/.370/.518 hitter is averaging 29 homers, 27 steals, 117 runs, and 98 RBI over the past three years, upping his walk and hard-hit rates each step of the way. While last season's .346/.438/.640 slash line will be borderline impossible to fully sustain, a .430 wOBA (tied with Trout for MLB's lead) indicates limited regression. He's a five-category phenom who should lock down the second spot behind Trout in all formats.
Andrew Gould - 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