Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 38# 41
Best Rank# 27# 30
Worst Rank# 68# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 74
Best Rank# 46# 52
Worst Rank# 63# 82
   
Projections 
   
Runs8879
Home Runs2027
RBI7492
Stolen Bases162
Batting Average.273.284
   
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Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 50
   
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Razzball
# 27# 46
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 31# 53
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 46
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 31# 67
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 34# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 46
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 35
   
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The Athletic
# 34# 57
   
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The Athletic
# 47# 51
   
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Sporfolio
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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The Fantasy Headliners
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# 32# 39
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 29# 36
   
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# 46# 58
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 33# 52
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 47
   
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Fake Teams
# 37# 51
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 48# 51
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 34# 32
   
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The Athletic
# 36# 30
   
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Fake Teams
# 37# 35
   
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# 38# 36
   
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# 40# 33
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 35
   
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# 42# 40
   
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FanGraphs
# 42# 39
   
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FantasyPros
# 43# 41
   
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CBS Sports
# 43# 39
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 44# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 46# 43
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 42
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 42
   
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# 46# 38
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 38
   
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Beast Dome
# 49# 41
   
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Razzball
# 50# 43
   
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# 51# 49
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 37
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 38
   
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The Athletic
# 57# 43
   
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The Athletic
# 57# 40
   
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Razzball
# 59# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 34
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 59# 36
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 59# 42
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 63# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 68# 63
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats639499
   
Runs10568
   
Hits167132
   
Singles9873
   
Doubles4036
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2422
   
RBI7278
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks3637
   
Strikeouts116109
   
Batting Average.261.265
   
On Base Pct.305.326
   
Slugging Pct.452.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.798
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595564
   
Runs8879
   
Hits162160
   
Singles10196
   
Doubles3435
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs2027
   
RBI7492
   
Stolen Bases162
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4040
   
Strikeouts107116
   
Batting Average.273.284
   
On Base Pct.319.331
   
Slugging Pct.456.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.775.828
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Giants.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 3-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 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
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a homer and four RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
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
Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
Andrew Seifter - 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
The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros