Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Eddie Rosario (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 46
Best Rank# 4# 28
Worst Rank# 71# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 91# 80
Best Rank# 82# 72
Worst Rank# 105# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs8285
Home Runs3625
RBI10283
Stolen Bases19
Batting Average.274.282
   
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  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats519559
   
Runs7087
   
Hits133161
   
Singles77104
   
Doubles1831
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3724
   
RBI9777
   
Stolen Bases18
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5530
   
Strikeouts122104
   
Batting Average.256.288
   
On Base Pct.342.323
   
Slugging Pct.509.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.803
   
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats525576
   
Runs8285
   
Hits144162
   
Singles83102
   
Doubles2332
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3625
   
RBI10283
   
Stolen Bases19
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks5634
   
Strikeouts126113
   
Batting Average.274.282
   
On Base Pct.343.322
   
Slugging Pct.526.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.870.803
   
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
News 
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 29th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 5-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 26th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 28th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in a 4-2 win over Detroit on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 25th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a homer, two walks, four runs, and an RBI in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 23rd
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a run in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 20th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 20th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two homers, two runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 0-for-2 with two walks in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs, two RBI, and a walk in a 9-5 win over the Indians in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
Notes 
 Forget the groundhog seeing his shadow; there's no better sign of spring's arrival than seeing Cruz get drafted criminally late. After merely clobbering 37 homers-his lowest tally since 2013-the stud DH has a consensus ADP outside of the top 100. That's an absurdly low price for a dependably elite slugger who finished in the 98th percentile of hard-hit rate, exit velocity, xwOBA, and xSLG. Despite logging a .282 xBA for the third straight year, his actual average dropped from .287 and .288 to .256. Even if he merely splits the difference and reverts to .270, he'd be a better version of Rhys Hoskins going multiple rounds later. So what if he doesn't have a position? Were you planning on leaving a utility spot empty?
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Cruz has seen his batting average fall from .302 slowly down to .256 over the last four seasons, but the homers and RBIs are still firmly among the top of the league even despite his advanced again. You can rely on his durability and power in 2019 so don't hesitate to grab him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros