Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Jurickson Profar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
50 of 59 experts
15%
Recommended by
9 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 79# 95
Best Rank# 47# 61
Worst Rank# 129# 170
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 142# 140
Best Rank# 122# 112
Worst Rank# 149# 148
   
Projections 
   
Runs7479
Home Runs2517
RBI8168
Stolen Bases69
Batting Average.264.257
   
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# 63# 83
   
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# 78# 110
   
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The Athletic
# 86# 93
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 81
   
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# 108# 140
   
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Brewer Rat
# 47# 111
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 81# 88
   
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 129# 71
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats450524
   
Runs5982
   
Hits108133
   
Singles6372
   
Doubles2435
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs2120
   
RBI6677
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks3854
   
Strikeouts12188
   
Batting Average.240.254
   
On Base Pct.298.335
   
Slugging Pct.433.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.731.793
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats522536
   
Runs7479
   
Hits138138
   
Singles8086
   
Doubles3132
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2517
   
RBI8168
   
Stolen Bases69
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks4454
   
Strikeouts13090
   
Batting Average.264.257
   
On Base Pct.321.325
   
Slugging Pct.473.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.793.752
   
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Jurickson Profar
1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Jurickson Profar
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
Jurickson Profar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday’s 10-2 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two walks in Thursday's 10-6 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Jurickson Profar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
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
Profar finally got a full chance last year for Texas and posted 20 homers and 10 stolen bases. He takes a hit in projections moving from Texas to Oakland's ballpark, but keep in mind that he just turned 26 years old and very likely hasn't hit his prime yet.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Profar finally delivered on some of his long-forgotten prospect hype in 2018, putting up 20 homers and 10 steals with decent run production numbers. It remains to be seen if he can maintain or improve on those numbers, but he's another reasonable bench stash considering his prospect pedigree and the fact he'll have position eligibility all over the diamond.
Andrew Seifter - 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
It took a bit longer than expected, but Profar finally emerged as a strong major leaguer by batting .254/.335/.458 with 20 homers and 10 steals. The Rangers oddly moved him to the A's, a move that presents a major ballpark downgrade after he slugged .511 in Arlington. Aside from a possible average uptick, the skills don't portend another leap forward. Perhaps the biggest incentive to drafting Profar is gleaning eligibility at first base, third, shortstop, and even second (10 games) in some leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros