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Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Keston Hiura (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 30
Best Rank# 23# 20
Worst Rank# 116# 63
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 78
Best Rank# 40# 48
Worst Rank# 68# 90
   
Projections 
   
Runs3131
Home Runs1014
RBI3239
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.278.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-FA
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 36
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 36
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 49# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 42
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 37
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 43
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 33# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 63
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 65# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 27
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 40# 31
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 36# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 33
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 34
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 116# 35
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats314454
   
Runs5181
   
Hits95141
   
Singles5174
   
Doubles2326
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1941
   
RBI49108
   
Stolen Bases90
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks2556
   
Strikeouts107131
   
Batting Average.303.311
   
On Base Pct.368.392
   
Slugging Pct.570.639
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9381.031
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202190
   
Runs3131
   
Hits5653
   
Singles3230
   
Doubles139
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1014
   
RBI3239
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks1622
   
Strikeouts6151
   
Batting Average.278.279
   
On Base Pct.330.353
   
Slugging Pct.506.549
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.902
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Nelson Cruz
DH - FA
Nelson Cruz
News 
 Keston Hiura went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts and a run scored in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Nelson Cruz is seeking a two-year deal this offseason.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Oct 23rd
 Keston Hiura went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 29th
 Keston Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during the loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 5-3 loss to the Reds in Sunday's regular-season finale.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 28th
 Keston Hiura went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk while recording four total RBI in the Brewers' 18-3 Tuesday night victory over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
Nelson Cruz (knee) is once against absent from the Twins' lineup on Tuesday against the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 13th
Nelson Cruz was removed from the lineup in Saturday’s contest against the Cubs due to right knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
Notes 
 Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Love the player but the price is aggressive. Could be a 30/20 asset with a .300 average if everything breaks right. Could also have a sophomore slump
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Hit .311 with 41 homers last year. Entering age-39 season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros