Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Jose Ramirez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 5
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 10# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 3
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 7# 8
   
Projections 
   
Runs100101
Home Runs3830
RBI11398
Stolen Bases325
Batting Average.292.289
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 3# 5
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 17
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 10
   
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# 3# 9
   
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The Athletic
# 3# 5
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 7
   
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USA Today
# 4# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 7
   
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Razzball
# 8# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 10
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 7
   
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Beast Dome
# 3# 5
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Pitcher List
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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Razzball
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FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 3# 12
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 3# 9
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
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FanGraphs
# 4# 5
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
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FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
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RotoBaller
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SportsLine
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The Fake Baseball
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CBS Sports
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BretskyBall
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Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 3
   
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The Athletic
# 5# 4
   
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Fantrax
# 5# 4
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 3
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 3
   
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The Athletic
# 5# 3
   
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CBS Sports
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 5# 3
   
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RotoBaller
# 6# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 5
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 3
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 6# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 3
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 4
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 8# 5
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 8# 6
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 9# 3
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 10# 8
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats590578
   
Runs104110
   
Hits175156
   
Singles9775
   
Doubles3838
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3839
   
RBI110105
   
Stolen Bases234
   
Caught Stealing26
   
Walks73106
   
Strikeouts12280
   
Batting Average.297.270
   
On Base Pct.374.387
   
Slugging Pct.561.552
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.939
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587569
   
Runs100101
   
Hits172165
   
Singles9189
   
Doubles3841
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3830
   
RBI11398
   
Stolen Bases325
   
Caught Stealing27
   
Walks6678
   
Strikeouts11375
   
Batting Average.292.289
   
On Base Pct.363.375
   
Slugging Pct.561.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.914
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
News 
 Nolan Arenado is absent from Colorado's lineup on Saturday with a sore side.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in an 8-3 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 26th
 Nolan Arenado went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Rockies' 8-3 loss to the Giants on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 27th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez made a splash in his return from the injured list on Tuesday. Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two homers and seven RBI in the 11-0 win over the White Sox.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 25th
 Nolan Arenado hit his 41st homer of the year in the Rockies' 12-5 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
The Indians activated Jose Ramirez (hand) off the injured list prior to Tuesday's game.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 24th
 Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, a walk, and two RBI as the Rockies fell to the Cardinals 10-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Jose Ramirez (hand) is expected to return to the Indians' lineup on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Rockies beat the Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
The Indians placed Jose Ramirez on the 10-day injured list with a fractured hamate in his right hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 Drafters know what they're getting in Arenado, who has batted no lower than .287 with at least 37 homers and 110 RBI in the last four years. He has played all but 16 games in those four seasons, making him a durable beacon of consistency worthy of a first-round selection. He signed an extension during the offseason, so investors no longer need to worry about a midseason trade removing him from Coors Field. A lack of steals is an unfortunate, but acceptable tradeoff for locking in bankable production at every other category.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
A second-half slump removed Ramirez from the AL MVP and No. 1 pick conversations. Don't punish him too severely for the .218 batting average after the All-Star break, as the 26-year-old infielder still tallied 39 homers, 34 steals and 26 more walks (106) than strikeouts (80). Given his excellent plate approach and career 88.0% contact rate, his average should improve from .270 closer to his .285 career norm if he curtails last year's pop-up woes (13.0%). After giving everyone a late scare in spring with a knee injury, he's expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Arenado might not feel like the sexiest pick at this stage because he isn't the hot new name, nor is he a five-category star, but there is nothing wrong with boring old reliability. He has averaged 40 homers, 125 RBIs and 100 runs while batting .297 over the last four seasons. Don't let him slip past this 5th pick in your drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Jose Ramirez may have been the best fantasy player in baseball last year, knocking 39 homers with 34 steals, 110 runs and 105 RBIs, but he is still 1-C behind both Trout and Mookie Betts because of their consistent production over the last three seasons
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 When it comes to elite production that you can bank on year in and year out, look no further than Arenado. Some people will quibble that his lack of steals makes him a four-category player, but that hasn't stopped Arenado from producing four straight seasons as a top-10 overall hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. The only other knock on Arenado is that he is much better in the thin air of Coors Field, but fresh off a record-breaking contract extension, fantasy owners no longer need to worry about the possibility of a mid-season trade out of Colorado. You can write it down in marker that he will provide around 40 home runs, 100 runs, 110 RBIs, and a batting average in the .290 range, making Arenado a nice bargain at his average draft position (ADP) of 6.8.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Ramirez was the fourth-most valuable player in standard 5x5 leagues last season, according to Baseball Monster, trailing only J.D. Martinez, Christian Yelich, and Mookie Betts. And that was with a .270 batting average that was 15 points below Ramirez's career .285 mark, due to an abnormally low .252 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). While Ramirez's average is very likely to rise, his career-high 39 home runs and 34 stolen bases are should go in the opposite direction. Still, we're talking about a player who can produce a 30-20 season with a plus batting average. It's hard to argue too much with his current ADP of third overall behind Mookie Betts and Mike Trout.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros