Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 40# 41
Best Rank# 4# 30
Worst Rank# 71# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 91# 74
Best Rank# 82# 52
Worst Rank# 105# 82
   
Projections 
   
Runs8279
Home Runs3627
RBI10292
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.274.284
   
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  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats519499
   
Runs7068
   
Hits133132
   
Singles7773
   
Doubles1836
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs3722
   
RBI9778
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5537
   
Strikeouts122109
   
Batting Average.256.265
   
On Base Pct.342.326
   
Slugging Pct.509.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.798
   
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats525564
   
Runs8279
   
Hits144160
   
Singles8396
   
Doubles2335
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3627
   
RBI10292
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5640
   
Strikeouts126116
   
Batting Average.274.284
   
On Base Pct.343.331
   
Slugging Pct.526.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.870.828
   
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
 Cruz was left out of the Twins' starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 14th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a run in an 8-4 loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 12-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-4 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in a 9-3 loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 8th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a 9-5 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
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
Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
  The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros