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Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Eloy Jimenez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 40
Best Rank# 21# 29
Worst Rank# 59# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 60
Best Rank# 64# 47
Worst Rank# 90# 80
   
Projections 
   
Runs3229
Home Runs1512
RBI4134
Stolen Bases00
Batting Average.283.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 48
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 89
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 45
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 37
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 54
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 76
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 34# 44
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 64
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 46
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 54
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 32
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 34
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 32# 53
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 32# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 43
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 38
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 47# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats454468
   
Runs8169
   
Hits141125
   
Singles7474
   
Doubles2618
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs4131
   
RBI10879
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks5630
   
Strikeouts131134
   
Batting Average.311.267
   
On Base Pct.392.316
   
Slugging Pct.639.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.031.828
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats191194
   
Runs3229
   
Hits5455
   
Singles3032
   
Doubles99
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1512
   
RBI4134
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2214
   
Strikeouts5351
   
Batting Average.283.281
   
On Base Pct.358.328
   
Slugging Pct.562.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.920.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 Nelson Cruz told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he does not plan to retire after the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 1st
 
 Nelson Cruz receives 2020 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award on the ESPYs.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jun 22nd
 
 Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves.
Michael Felner
Thu, Mar 12th
 
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-3 with a solo homer in a 3-3 tie with the Orioles on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's game against the Phillies.
Michael Felner
Thu, Feb 27th
 
Notes 
 Nelson Cruz falls in every draft, in every year, for the past four to five years. It's because he's ancient in baseball years, and only David Ortiz remains undefeated against Father Time. It also hurts that Cruz is DH only, but production is production. If you're looking at Yordan Alvarez in the first few rounds of the draft, you'd be better suited to wait a few rounds and take Cruz for as good - if not better - production. That is, assuming this isn't year where it all falls apart.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
If you checked out early for fantasy football, you may have missed how Eloy Jimenez finished the season. He hit .325 with 12 home runs and a near 1.000 OPS in his final 40 games of the year. It gives renewed optimism for those invested in Jimenez after he had a solid - not great - rookie campaign, though injuries cut short a mid-season hot streak. It's smart to bet on a pedigree with prospects like Jimenez and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. When you see a long stretch of success, it gives you a reason to push them up and remain optimistic in their present and future value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If you removed Cruz's age from the equation, he'd be a top pick in fantasy. Despite missing nearly a quarter of the season to injury last year, he again put up elite numbers, topping 40 home runs and 100 RBI while batting .311. Cruz will be 40 this year, never plays the field and is starting to miss more time to injuries. But he's essentially forgotten in most drafts and has shown very little skills decline. Don't shy away from him on draft day even though he clogs your utility spot.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Eloy started out rough for the White Sox last year but he turned it on to close the season, displaying the legitimate 45 homer power that he was thought to eventually morph into in the MLB. Don't be shocked if that batting average jumps 20 more points to .290 as well.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros