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Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Keston Hiura (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 33
Best Rank# 18# 19
Worst Rank# 54# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 49
Best Rank# 31# 42
Worst Rank# 39# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs3531
Home Runs811
RBI2931
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.287.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 41
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 55
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 27# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 37
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 41
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 31# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 27
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 43# 19
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats640314
   
Runs10251
   
Hits18995
   
Singles11451
   
Doubles4323
   
Triples82
   
Home Runs2419
   
RBI8649
   
Stolen Bases159
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5425
   
Strikeouts112107
   
Batting Average.295.303
   
On Base Pct.352.368
   
Slugging Pct.500.570
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.938
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219199
   
Runs3531
   
Hits6356
   
Singles3832
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs811
   
RBI2931
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks1715
   
Strikeouts3861
   
Batting Average.287.283
   
On Base Pct.339.334
   
Slugging Pct.485.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.824.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-3 Tuesday against the Rays. So far this spring he is hitting .444.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 Even with youth on Albies' side, he's a rather boring pick here, but boring can be good - especially at the position. But, at a third-round cost, he doesn't really stand out in any category. You're banking on the .295 average being more legitimate than the .261 average in 2018 and hoping that he steals mid-teens bases again."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Albies was remarkable last year with a .295 batting average to go with 24 homers, 15 steals and over 100 runs. He did all of that as a 22-year-old so you'd have to think there is room for even more growth in 2020. He is well worth a fourth-round pick at this point.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy