Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 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-4 with two homers and five RBI in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 20th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 3-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in a 12-6 loss to the Nationals on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Sep 13th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 0-for-4 in a 5-0 win over Washington on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 11th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a homer and four RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
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