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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Jose Ramirez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
41 of 54 experts
24%
Recommended by
13 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 11
Best Rank# 5# 5
Worst Rank# 16# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 18
Best Rank# 9# 15
Worst Rank# 13# 23
   
Projections 
   
Runs3635
Home Runs1411
RBI4335
Stolen Bases19
Batting Average.302.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 9# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 12
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 15
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 9# 13
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 15
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 14
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 9
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 9# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 10
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 9# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 11# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 10
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 13# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 12
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 16# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588482
   
Runs10268
   
Hits184123
   
Singles11064
   
Doubles3133
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs4123
   
RBI11883
   
Stolen Bases324
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks6252
   
Strikeouts9374
   
Batting Average.313.255
   
On Base Pct.378.327
   
Slugging Pct.582.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.959.806
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats212203
   
Runs3635
   
Hits6457
   
Singles3730
   
Doubles1214
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI4335
   
Stolen Bases19
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2326
   
Strikeouts3930
   
Batting Average.302.280
   
On Base Pct.371.362
   
Slugging Pct.565.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.937.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
News 
 Nolan Arenado finally hit his first homer of the season as the Rockies topped the Giants 7-6 on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Aug 4th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a run and a steal in a 4-1 loss to the Twins on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
 Nolan Arenado went 1-for-5 in the Rockies' 5-1 win over the A's on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 29th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in a 2-0 win over the Twins on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Fri, Jul 31st
 Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 3-for-5 with two homers and four RBI in a 9-2 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
 Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that Nolan Arenado is feeling disrespected by the Rockies' front office.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 20th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 5-3 exhibition win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 22nd
 The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in an 8-5 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Mar 8th
Notes 
 Your goal in the first round is to not screw up the pick. With Arenado, you're getting arguably the safest player in the round not named Mike Trout on a year-to-year basis. It's now been four straight years with at least 37 homers, a .294 average, 100 runs and 110 RBIs.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Strange 2019 and yet still a very productive one. 25/15/.280 feels like his Floor with 30/25/.300 as a reachable Ceiling in a standard 162 game year. Adjust the math for 60 and you got a Top 10 dual-threat guy. Safe and yet elite. That pushes him this high and justifiably higher for owners that aren't buying into the idea that SP is thin and needs to be poached earlier than in past years.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
We've seen the absolute floor and absolute ceiling for Ramírez in 2019, and man, was it the tell of two seasons for him. Even with the early-season struggles, Ramírez posted a 23-homer, 24-steal season. Just because he struggled in the first part of the 2019 season doesn't mean he'll struggle in the first part of this season, but it also doesn't mean that he'll post the numbers that he posted in the latter months of the 2019 season. Still, the production is worth the slight risk.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Arenado won't steal any bases, but besides Trout, this is the most consistent and reliable bat in the majors. If he doesn't get traded, he is a virtual lock to again finish among the top 10 fantasy hitters and you just may be able to snag him at the end of the first round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Consecutive years of diminished stolen bases by Altuve and a drop off in elite strikeout SPs puts me in a place to select a "slugger only" player and Arenado is one of the best.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Ramirez is certainly an interesting case because he only finished 15th among fantasy third basemen in 2019 but finished the year so strong that many are remembering why he was a first round pick to begin with. Ramirez is a near-ock to go 20/20 again but with upside for that majestic 40/35 season with a strong average.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Have we just gotten bored of drafting him in the top 5? Not worried about his numbers even if traded
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Followed his terrible slump with a terrific stretch and then an injury
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros