Who Should I Draft?

Rhys Hoskins or Joey Votto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 36
Best Rank# 7# 22
Worst Rank# 51# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 52
Best Rank# 36# 46
Worst Rank# 43# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs9285
Home Runs3622
RBI10683
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.252.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 27# 49
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 28
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 16# 56
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 25# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 39
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 33# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 77
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 27# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 36
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 31# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 74
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 32
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 46
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 23# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 30
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 29# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 40
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 24# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 36
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 23# 60
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 26# 36
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 28# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 39
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 26# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 44
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 36# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 30
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 28
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 39
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 51# 47
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558503
   
Runs8967
   
Hits137143
   
Singles65101
   
Doubles3828
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3412
   
RBI9667
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks87108
   
Strikeouts150101
   
Batting Average.246.284
   
On Base Pct.354.417
   
Slugging Pct.496.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.837
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549522
   
Runs9285
   
Hits138152
   
Singles7099
   
Doubles3130
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3622
   
RBI10683
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks83108
   
Strikeouts142101
   
Batting Average.252.292
   
On Base Pct.351.413
   
Slugging Pct.514.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.895
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
News 
 Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Joey Votto went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run in the Reds' 7-5 loss to the Brewers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk in Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 22nd
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Joey Votto (back) is in Friday’s lineup versus the Rangers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, one run scored, and a walk in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Joey Votto was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Indians with mid-back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk in the team's win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday and is now 0-for-12 over his last three games.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home runin the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros