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Who Should I Draft?

Pete Alonso or Jose Altuve (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
ECR# 23# 24
Best Rank# 10# 16
Worst Rank# 76# 41
Composite# 30# 27
Best Rank# 27# 24
Worst Rank# 33# 29
Home Runs916
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.307.263
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Site Projections
# 18# 37
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 38
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 29
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 26
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 24
Andrew Gould
# 20# 28
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 25
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 25
Chris Meaney
# 25# 31
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 31
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 23
Mario Mergola
# 10# 16
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 24
Bobby Sylvester
# 21# 32
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 25
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 41
Dan Harris
# 32# 34
Pierre Camus
# 27# 29
Andrew Seifter
# 26# 31
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 26
Ariel Cohen
# 22# 27
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 30
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 28
Carmen Maiorano
# 18# 35
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 33
Nate Miller
# 22# 27
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 16
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 17
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 20
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 21
Donkey Teeth
# 26# 21
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 21
George Kurtz
# 22# 21
Chris Mitchell
# 33# 21
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 21
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 21
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 22
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 22
Bill Dubiel
# 27# 23
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 23
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 25
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 25
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 26
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 31
Nick Mariano
# 33# 31
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2019 Stats 
At Bats500597
Home Runs3153
Stolen Bases61
Caught Stealing50
Batting Average.298.260
On Base Pct.353.358
Slugging Pct.550.583
On-base Plus Slugging.903.941
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
2020 Projections 
At Bats209206
Home Runs916
Stolen Bases51
Caught Stealing20
Batting Average.307.263
On Base Pct.366.343
Slugging Pct.505.549
On-base Plus Slugging.871.892
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Pete Alonso
1B - NYM
Pete Alonso
 Jose Altuve went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
Pete Alonso was 2-for-3, with a single and a double, Sunday against the Astros.
Jarod Rupp
Mon, Mar 9th
 Jose Altuve (illness) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday’s game, he has the same illness that has been going around the Astros clubhouse and should be back soon.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Astros have come to terms on a two-year contract with manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 29th
 Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy