Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 39
Best Rank# 30# 27
Worst Rank# 67# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 57
Best Rank# 52# 46
Worst Rank# 82# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs7988
Home Runs2720
RBI9274
Stolen Bases216
Batting Average.284.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 30# 36
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 53
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 49
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 33# 40
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 42# 59
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 57
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 52
   
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RotoChamp
# 63# 68
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 32# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 63
   
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Beast Dome
# 41# 49
   
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The Athletic
# 43# 57
   
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CBS Sports
# 39# 43
   
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CBS Sports
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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Razzball
# 43# 50
   
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FantasyPros
# 41# 43
   
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Freeze Stats
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Razzball
# 42# 59
   
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FanGraphs
# 49# 51
   
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Pitcher List
# 40# 42
   
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Razzball
# 46# 27
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 38# 29
   
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The Athletic
# 53# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 67# 31
   
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SportsLine
# 39# 32
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 57# 34
   
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BretskyBall
# 35# 34
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 39# 34
   
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FantasyPros
# 40# 35
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 35
   
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FanGraphs
# 35
   
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# 50# 35
   
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Athlon Sports
# 37# 36
   
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Fake Teams
# 51# 37
   
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RotoBaller
# 39# 38
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 38
   
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RotoBaller
# 47# 40
   
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# 43# 40
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 41
   
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FantasyPros
# 46# 43
   
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Sporfolio
# 46# 43
   
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Fantrax
# 58# 46
   
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Pitcher List
# 56# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 51# 47
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 48
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats499639
   
Runs68105
   
Hits132167
   
Singles7398
   
Doubles3640
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2224
   
RBI7872
   
Stolen Bases214
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks3736
   
Strikeouts109116
   
Batting Average.265.261
   
On Base Pct.326.305
   
Slugging Pct.473.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.798.757
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats564595
   
Runs7988
   
Hits160162
   
Singles96101
   
Doubles3534
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs2720
   
RBI9274
   
Stolen Bases216
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4040
   
Strikeouts116107
   
Batting Average.284.273
   
On Base Pct.331.319
   
Slugging Pct.497.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.828.775
   
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, four RBIs, and two runs scored in Monday's win over the New York Mets. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a run in an 8-4 loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 16th
Atlanta second baseman Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 in a 12-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 11th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-4 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. The homer was his 10th of the season and his third in the last two days.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
 Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a 9-5 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Monday's win over the Pirates. The homers were his eighth and ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Notes 
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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