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Who Should I Draft?

Pete Alonso or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
25 of 46 experts
46%
Recommended by
21 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 24
Best Rank# 13# 18
Worst Rank# 41# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 41
Best Rank# 23# 28
Worst Rank# 30# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs3540
Home Runs1613
RBI4133
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.259.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 23# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 24# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 25# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 21# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 32# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 21
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 21# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 27# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 25# 28
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 21# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 29# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 30# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 31# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 31# 28
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 32# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 32# 27
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 33# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 33
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 38# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 41# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 41# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597479
   
Runs10396
   
Hits155139
   
Singles7077
   
Doubles3020
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs5339
   
RBI12096
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks7267
   
Strikeouts183113
   
Batting Average.260.290
   
On Base Pct.358.381
   
Slugging Pct.583.589
   
On-base Plus Slugging.941.970
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203199
   
Runs3540
   
Hits5356
   
Singles2533
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1613
   
RBI4133
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2526
   
Strikeouts6247
   
Batting Average.259.282
   
On Base Pct.340.366
   
Slugging Pct.543.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.890
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
News 
 Pete Alonso was 2-for-3, with a single and a double, Sunday against the Astros.
Jarod Rupp
Mon, Mar 9th
George Springer is absent from Tuesday's workout as he awaits COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 14th
  Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
  George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
  George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 Fifty-three home runs. Pete Alonso surpassed the lofty expectations that he had entering his rookie year, and while you can attribute some of that to the ball, Alonso's power is still among the most elite in the game. Is he going to give you a lot of home runs and RBIs but not much elsewhere? Yeah, probably, but here's the thing with the argument that he's going to give you stats that are easy to find elsewhere - you need even more to win those categories now. If everyone is hitting bombs, get the guy who can out-homer them - especially at a top-heavy position like first base.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 It feels odd that a rookie can hit 53 homers with 120 RBIs then end up draft towards the end of the third round but that's exactly what we have here. 60 homrs is a real possibility but then again, so are 35 homers with a .235 batting average, similar to the disappointment fantasy owners had with Hoskins last season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Everything went right in 2019. Will he be able to continue to grow as a hitter after the strikeout rate rose in the second half?
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Hit 39 homers with a .974 OPS in just 122 games last year. Yes please.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros