Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Gleyber Torres (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 51
Best Rank# 27# 32
Worst Rank# 68# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 61
Best Rank# 46# 51
Worst Rank# 63# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs8872
Home Runs2025
RBI7484
Stolen Bases169
Batting Average.273.269
   
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# 49# 70
   
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# 40# 62
   
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# 59# 66
   
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USA Today
# 35# 43
   
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# 68# 70
   
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# 27# 70
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 34# 67
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
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  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats639431
   
Runs10554
   
Hits167117
   
Singles9876
   
Doubles4016
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2424
   
RBI7277
   
Stolen Bases146
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks3642
   
Strikeouts116122
   
Batting Average.261.272
   
On Base Pct.305.340
   
Slugging Pct.452.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.820
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595528
   
Runs8872
   
Hits162142
   
Singles10190
   
Doubles3424
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs2025
   
RBI7484
   
Stolen Bases169
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks4052
   
Strikeouts107136
   
Batting Average.273.269
   
On Base Pct.319.334
   
Slugging Pct.456.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.775.802
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run, and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Royals. The homer was his 24th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 25th
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-5 as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 14-7.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 28th
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Giants.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Notes 
 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
Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
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
Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
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
Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros