Who Should I Draft?

Rhys Hoskins or Jose Abreu (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 41
Best Rank# 7# 30
Worst Rank# 51# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 74
Best Rank# 36# 52
Worst Rank# 43# 82
   
Projections 
   
Runs9279
Home Runs3627
RBI10692
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.252.284
   
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# 27# 30
   
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# 27# 38
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 38
   
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# 22# 33
   
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DailyOverlay
# 16# 42
   
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# 25# 40
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 37
   
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USA Today
# 28# 50
   
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# 40# 63
   
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# 21# 46
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 27# 32
   
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Brewer Rat
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Fantasy Football Empire
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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# 35# 34
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558499
   
Runs8968
   
Hits137132
   
Singles6573
   
Doubles3836
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3422
   
RBI9678
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks8737
   
Strikeouts150109
   
Batting Average.246.265
   
On Base Pct.354.326
   
Slugging Pct.496.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.798
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549564
   
Runs9279
   
Hits138160
   
Singles7096
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3627
   
RBI10692
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks8340
   
Strikeouts142116
   
Batting Average.252.284
   
On Base Pct.351.331
   
Slugging Pct.514.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.828
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 16th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks in a 5-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 9th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's win over the Reds. The homer was were his 26th and 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a homer and four RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Friday's loss to the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 31st
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in an 8-6 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
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
Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick
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
Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2018, but that was largely due to a low BABIP and a couple unusual injuries (a testicular torsion issue and thigh infection) that together cost him about 30 games of action. Abreu's batted ball indicators remained right in line with past seasons, so he should be expected to rebound to his typical .290-30-100 level of production. He's a great pick if you can get him at a discount, particularly considering the lack of dependable options at first base this year.
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
The always reliable Abreu fell short of a .290 batting average (.265) and 100 RBI (78) for the first time in his five-year MLB tenure. Just as he was kicking into high gear in August (.338/.380/.676), a thigh injury ended his season early. His .294 BABIP plummeted below his .329 career norm without any accompanying dips in contact and strikeouts, so it's easy envisioning an average rebound to at least .280. Although he may not return to 30 homers, he shouldn't miss by much if healthy. This could be a chance to buy a steady producer at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros