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Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Alex Bregman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
52 of 52 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 12
Best Rank# 1# 7
Worst Rank# 3# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 12
Best Rank# 1# 10
Worst Rank# 3# 16
   
Projections 
   
Runs4039
Home Runs1412
RBI3438
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.285.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 13
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 1# 11
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 11
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 15
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 7
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 10
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 14
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 1# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 1# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 11
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 13
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 14
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 1# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 11
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 15
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 2# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 16
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 12
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 1# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626554
   
Runs127122
   
Hits175164
   
Singles11084
   
Doubles2237
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs4141
   
RBI101112
   
Stolen Bases375
   
Caught Stealing91
   
Walks76119
   
Strikeouts18883
   
Batting Average.280.296
   
On Base Pct.365.423
   
Slugging Pct.518.592
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8831.015
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats214198
   
Runs4039
   
Hits6158
   
Singles3631
   
Doubles1014
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1412
   
RBI3438
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks2535
   
Strikeouts6231
   
Batting Average.285.293
   
On Base Pct.359.398
   
Slugging Pct.525.549
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.947
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 OF Ronald Acuna played through a sore left wrist throughout the postseason.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 20th
Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in the Astros 9-7 loss to the A's in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
 Ronald Acuña Jr went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Braves 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and a walk in the Astros 10-5 win over the A's in Game 1 of the ALDS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Miami Marlins in Game 1 of the NLDS. He was also hit by a pitch.
Mike Maher
Tue, Oct 6th
Alex Bregman went 3-for-5 with a homer, a triple, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored in the Astros' 12-4 win over the Rangers on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 25th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round. The steal was his first of the postseason.
Mike Maher
Thu, Oct 1st
Alex Bregman went hitless in four at-bats as the Astros fell to the Mariners on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Braves manager Brian Snitker says Ronald Acuna (wrist) is expected to lead off in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
Alex Bregman went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI as the Astros beat the Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 In a category-based leagues, don't overthink it - even in a shortened season. You're taking Acuña first overall. The only concern is the high strikeout rate, but you can still bank on a .285 average with 15 homers and nearly 15 steals in the shortened season. He's going to hold down the top spot for years to come.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
A really good slugger who appears to be rated higher because of his plus defense even though it isn't a category in leagues. Lack of stolen bases knocks him down a peg for me.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 We knew Acuna would develop into an elite fantasy option one day, but few saw it happening this quickly. He combined power (41 homers), speed (37 stolen bases), and his spot batting atop an outstanding lineup (127 runs, 101 RBI) to put up one of the all-around great seasons. He'll stick in the leadoff spot this year, which should ensure that he continues to run early and often, and there's little reason to expect his numbers to dip much from last year. In points leagues, where his strikeout rate is a bit of a negative, his stock falls just a tad, but otherwise, no one would fault you if you made him the top pick in the draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bregman's multi-position eligibility makes him an attractive target in the second round, and he is a first-round pick in points leagues. You shouldn't expect 41 homers again from him, as his home ballpark aided him in reaching those numbers with his launch angle. Ten homers is achievable for Bregman, and he offers all-around production that makes him worthy of a selection here.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 I wrote in 2019 that Acuna was being under drafted. This season I am seeing regression (in stolen bases specifically) that won't much matter to his overall ADP with one exception, he is my #2 rather than first overall, even though he has more potential to be the best statistical performer in 2020. Draft him 1.1 if you want, but Trout is the safer top pick. Can't go wrong with either choice.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Advanced analytics say last season's power was a mirage. On top of that, the ball may be dejuiced, he won't be cheating anymore, and will likely lead the league in HBPs. Going to pass at current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 If you play in a league that values steals you can justify taking him over Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
SBs have decreased 17-10-5 over last 3 seasons
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros