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Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Jose Abreu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 21
Best Rank# 17# 13
Worst Rank# 48# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 36# 38
Best Rank# 30# 29
Worst Rank# 39# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs9386
Home Runs2433
RBI81111
Stolen Bases142
Batting Average.281.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 38
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 18# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 20# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 25
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 21# 24
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 21# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 28
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 20# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 34
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 26
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 24# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 23
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 23
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 21# 31
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 13
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 21# 19
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 21# 20
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 21# 20
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 18
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 26# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 27# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 24
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 29# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 13
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 32# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 48# 20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats118240
   
Runs2143
   
Hits3276
   
Singles2142
   
Doubles515
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs619
   
RBI1960
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks518
   
Strikeouts3059
   
Batting Average.271.317
   
On Base Pct.307.370
   
Slugging Pct.466.617
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.987
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577588
   
Runs9386
   
Hits161164
   
Singles9794
   
Doubles3434
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2433
   
RBI81111
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4341
   
Strikeouts110141
   
Batting Average.281.281
   
On Base Pct.332.328
   
Slugging Pct.482.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.838
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored against the Mets Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Oct 3rd
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 on Friday, hitting his 30th double and 30th home run while also drawing a walk.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Oct 2nd
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, a single, and a stolen base against the Mets Friday.
Steve Painter
Fri, Oct 1st
Jose Abreu went 1-for-3 on Sunday, hitting a single while also drawing two walks. He would score once in the game.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Sep 27th
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with two singles and two runs scored against the Phillies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 29th
Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 on the day, hitting a single and a double.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with two singles, two RBI, and a run scored against the Padres Saturday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
Jose Abreu was just 1-for-4 on the day, but his lone hit was a three-run blast to open the scoring for the White Sox. He also drew a walk and struck out twice.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sat, Sep 11th
 Ozzie Albies went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, two singles, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Thursday. He was also caught stealing 2nd base and picked off 1st base.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 on Thursday, hitting two singles and driving in a run in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Fri, Sep 10th
Notes 
 A wrist injury limited Albies to just 29 games last season, and affected his performance early in the year before he went on the IL. In other words, there's little reason to draw conclusions from anything he did last year, including his drop in walk rate and increase in strikeout rate. Albies had established a rough 24-15 baseline from 2018-2019, and at 24 years old, there's no reason to expect that floor to decrease. With his power and speed combination, and his locked in strong RBI and runs scored numbers batting near the top of the Braves' lineup, Albies should be either the first second baseman drafted or the second behind DJ LeMahieu, depending on how you want to build your team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
For most players, fantasy managers need to consider whether to discount a highly out-of-character dip in their numbers given the shortened season. For Abreu, it's the opposite - whether fantasy managers should give credence to an outstanding MVP season, during which Abreu vastly outperformed his numbers from every other season of his career. Everything was good for Abreu in 2020, everything. He hit the ball harder than ever and consistently. He got on base more. He had career-high paces in every category. Abreu will be entering his age-34 season, so there's no way you should expect a repeat performance, but it's worth noting that he has increased his average exit velocity and hard-hit percentage in each of the last five seasons. Abreu's cost doesn't match his numbers last year, of course, but you'll still have to pay a hefty price in drafts. Given his safety and and his newly-discovered upside, however, it's worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros