Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Eduardo Escobar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
8%
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 122
Best Rank# 47# 67
Worst Rank# 129# 205
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 142# 176
Best Rank# 122# 159
Worst Rank# 149# 235
   
Projections 
   
Runs7472
Home Runs2521
RBI8176
Stolen Bases64
Batting Average.264.261
   
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  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats450566
   
Runs5975
   
Hits108154
   
Singles6380
   
Doubles2448
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs2123
   
RBI6684
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks3852
   
Strikeouts121126
   
Batting Average.240.272
   
On Base Pct.298.334
   
Slugging Pct.433.489
   
On-base Plus Slugging.731.824
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522546
   
Runs7472
   
Hits138143
   
Singles8082
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2521
   
RBI8176
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks4445
   
Strikeouts130116
   
Batting Average.264.261
   
On Base Pct.321.317
   
Slugging Pct.473.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.774
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Eduardo Escobar
3B,SS - ARI
Eduardo Escobar
News 
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 at the plate and hit a two-run home run as the Red Sox lost to the Rays in extra innings on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Eduardo Escobar hit his 35th homer of the season in Monday's win over the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 17th
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 with a walk and solo home run Wednesday in a loss against the Giants.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the D'Backs fell to the Reds 4-3 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-8 with three strikeouts on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Giants in extra innings.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 18th
Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the D'Backs fell to the Mets 3-2 on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
Eduardo Escobar went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the D'Backs' 4-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Rafael Devers went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs scored on Friday in a win over the Yankees.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
Eduardo Escobar hit his 33rd homer of the year in Monday's 14-7 win over the Padres.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Devers was somewhat disappointing in his first full Major League season, hitting just .240 and missing some time with a hamstring strain. But the low batting average was largely due to an unusually low .281 BABIP -- his batted ball profile was nearly identical to his promising 2017 debut. He also managed to produce 21 homers and five steals in just 121 games, not too shabby for a guy who was just 21-years old. The full breakout could be coming this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 If it weren't for Vlad Jr, Eloy Jimenez would be the top prospect in baseball. He is one month older than Devers, who has already compiled 31 homers in 179 MLB games. He may have struggled last year, but let's not forget that when Alex Bregman was his age, he hadn't even been drafted yet. Devers is a former top prospect and while you may have been disappointed by his performance last year, that type of production is light years ahead of the best 21-year-old sluggers in the world.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 Let's remember that Devers is only 22, and his "bad" season still consisted of 21 homers in 490 plate appearances. Although his rapid rise stalled with a .240/.298/.433 slash line, he showed some growth down the stretch with a 10.6% walk rate and .227 ISO after the All-Star break. He has slimmed down during the offseason, so the former uber-prospect is more than capable of circling the bases 25-30 times with a higher batting average. If so, this will be the last time he's available this late.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros