Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Daniel Murphy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 38
Best Rank# 21# 27
Worst Rank# 92# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 57
Best Rank# 59# 46
Worst Rank# 100# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs8188
Home Runs2220
RBI8374
Stolen Bases416
Batting Average.311.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 35# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 49
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 37# 40
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 21# 59
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 56# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 52
   
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RotoChamp
# 29# 68
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 50# 63
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 34# 57
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 48# 59
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 42# 43
   
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Razzball
# 39# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 38# 47
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 45# 46
   
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FanGraphs
# 24# 35
   
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Pitcher List
# 42# 46
   
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RotoBaller
# 46# 48
   
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FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 40# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 46
   
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Razzball
# 38# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 46# 59
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 55# 59
   
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Fantrax
# 41# 46
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 33# 37
   
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FanGraphs
# 37# 51
   
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Pitcher List
# 38# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 48
   
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Razzball
# 92# 27
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 35# 29
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 47# 29
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 59# 31
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 58# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 55# 32
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 47# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 48# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 44# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 35
   
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Fake Teams
# 44# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 62# 38
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 38
   
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RotoBaller
# 55# 40
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 50# 40
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 41
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 49# 43
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 45# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 86# 43
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68# 49
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats328639
   
Runs40105
   
Hits98167
   
Singles7198
   
Doubles1540
   
Triples05
   
Home Runs1224
   
RBI4272
   
Stolen Bases314
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks2036
   
Strikeouts40116
   
Batting Average.299.261
   
On Base Pct.336.305
   
Slugging Pct.454.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.791.757
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats529595
   
Runs8188
   
Hits165162
   
Singles105101
   
Doubles3534
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2220
   
RBI8374
   
Stolen Bases416
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4140
   
Strikeouts69107
   
Batting Average.311.273
   
On Base Pct.360.319
   
Slugging Pct.517.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.775
   
  Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI, and a run scored in the Rockies' 11-10 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 23rd home run of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 14th
 Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-8 win over the Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 22nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a single in the Rockies' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 21st of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in Friday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 20th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the Rockies' loss to the Pirates on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 1st
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 6th
Notes 
 Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Albies got off to a torrid start in his first full season in the Big Leagues, hitting nine home runs in April and heading into the All Star break with 20 HRs and nine steals. He struggled mightily in the second half of the season, but still finished as a top-three second basemen in standard 5x5 formats. There are some concerns that the Braves' acquisition of Josh Donaldson could push Albies down towards the bottom half of the lineup, hurting his counting stats and ability to steal bases, but it's also possible he'll stick in one of the first two lineup spots. Regardless, Albies has already proven he has 20-20 potential and should even be able to improve a bit on last season's .261 batting average.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Anyone who drafted Albies was already miles into a victory lap by the time his performance plummeted. After already validating an investment with 20 homers and nine steals in the first half, he hit a gruesome .226/.282/.342 with four homers and five steals after the All-Star break. His hard-hit rate dipped from 38.5 to 27.0%. He procured 16 homers in 1,744 minor league plate appearances, so drafters should be dubious of a full power repeat regardless of the steep splits. The bigger concern is whether he can fix his late contact woes, particularly his 39.6% outside-swing rate. If maintaining last year's .305 OBP, the Braves will eliminate any chance of another 105-run campaign by hitting their youngster sixth or seventh more often than first or second. There's too much upside to fade Albies entirely, but a top-50 pick is too rich.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Albies is dripping with potential and there is no denying that after his 20 homer first half with 9 steals. With that said, his second half was dreadful, batting .226 with just 4 bombs. There is a chance he returns first round value, but the downside would torch your team if he returns to second half form.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros