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
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 45
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
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 36# 43
   
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Going For 2
# 20# 37
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 45# 71
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 59
   
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USA Today
# 44# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 45
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 40# 46
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 40# 43
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 62# 65
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 51# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 62
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 36
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 56# 70
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 38# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 51
   
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# 21# 33
   
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BretskyBall
# 43# 45
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 43
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 51
   
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Sporfolio
# 44# 51
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 43# 51
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 4# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 38# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 47
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 43# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 66
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 41# 44
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 41# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 71# 76
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 34
   
Jason Johnson
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# 37# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 39# 37
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 39# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
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# 40# 28
   
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# 42# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 42
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 43# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 44# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 44# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 43
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 45# 41
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 47# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 48# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 49# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 52# 51
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 53# 50
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 46
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 60
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 65# 41
   
  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 1-for-4 with two RBI in an 8-7 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Eddie Rosario was removed from Wednesday's game against the Rays after being thrown out at second base trying to stretch a single into a double.
Dan Harris
Wed, Jun 26th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, and three RBI in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Cruz was left out of the Twins' starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a steal in an 8-7 win over the Royals on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 10-5 win over the Mariners on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 13th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 0-for-4 in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-6 with a homer and three RBI in a 12-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
Eddie Rosario is out of the Twins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
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