Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Yasiel Puig (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 43
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 68# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 76
Best Rank# 46# 69
Worst Rank# 63# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs8874
Home Runs2027
RBI7482
Stolen Bases1614
Batting Average.273.274
   
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# 53# 63
   
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Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 35# 45
   
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Razzball
# 27# 65
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 34# 38
   
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Beast Dome
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats639405
   
Runs10560
   
Hits167108
   
Singles9863
   
Doubles4021
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI7263
   
Stolen Bases1415
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks3636
   
Strikeouts11687
   
Batting Average.261.267
   
On Base Pct.305.327
   
Slugging Pct.452.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.757.820
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595499
   
Runs8874
   
Hits162137
   
Singles10182
   
Doubles3426
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs2027
   
RBI7482
   
Stolen Bases1614
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks4051
   
Strikeouts107106
   
Batting Average.273.274
   
On Base Pct.319.341
   
Slugging Pct.456.495
   
On-base Plus Slugging.775.836
   
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
News 
 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
Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Reds' 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a double in the Reds' 7-1 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-5 with two runs scored on Sunday against the Marlins.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Reds' 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies went 0-for-3 with an RBI in Sunday's win over the Detroit Tigers.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Reds' 8-1 win over the Pirates on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 28th
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
Puig was a steady-if-unspectacular performer over his last two seasons in Los Angeles, settling in as a player who could hit around .265 while approaching 30 HRs and 15 SBs. He'll get a nice ballpark upgrade in his new home of Cincinnati, Ohio, and there is some belief that he will also benefit from being away from the distractions of LA, but it is hard to justify drastically raising our expectations for Puig until we see some evidence of it on the field. Don't overrate him, but he's certainly worth considering at his current ADP of 91.3.
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
Puig's career has been a bit of a disappointment, but even so, his last two seasons have been excellent. In that time, he has 30 homers and 18 SB per 162 games. If he is able to stay healthy, we could be looking at a further breakout to 35 and 20 thanks to a major ballpark upgrade in Cincy this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Puig has become every drafter's friend since getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Although never matching the immediate high of his story-book debut, the outfielder has registered a .349 wOBA and 15 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Escaping the NL West juggernaut's jammed roster solidifies ample playing time, and he changes venues to one of baseball's best hitter's parks. Most projection systems forecast around 25-30 home runs with 12-16 steals while batting in the .270 vicinity. Those numbers would satisfy drafters who dip into the top 100 to snag an increasingly popular target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros