Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Alex Bregman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 12
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 21# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 13
Best Rank# 8# 10
Worst Rank# 16# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs9699
Home Runs3027
RBI8994
Stolen Bases2411
Batting Average.282.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 6# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 12
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 15# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 6# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 14
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 7# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 22
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 10# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 18
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 12# 15
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 5# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 9
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 17
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 19
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 9# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 8# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 16
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 4# 10
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 9# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 11
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 3# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 9
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 8
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 11# 6
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 14# 7
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 15# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 11
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 16# 8
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 16# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 11
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 21# 20
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats433594
   
Runs78105
   
Hits127170
   
Singles7187
   
Doubles2651
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2631
   
RBI64103
   
Stolen Bases1610
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks4596
   
Strikeouts12385
   
Batting Average.293.286
   
On Base Pct.366.394
   
Slugging Pct.552.532
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.926
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576572
   
Runs9699
   
Hits162164
   
Singles9592
   
Doubles3242
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3027
   
RBI8994
   
Stolen Bases2411
   
Caught Stealing94
   
Walks5877
   
Strikeouts15888
   
Batting Average.282.287
   
On Base Pct.348.372
   
Slugging Pct.513.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.885
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBIs, and a walk in Monday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 17th of the season and his second in as many days.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 18th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's blowout win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against Toronto on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, two walks, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-6 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Alex Bregman went 3-for-6 with a walk, two singles, one homer, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 Acuna met the seismic hype, and then some, by hitting .293/.366/.552 with 26 homers and 16 steals in 111 sizzling rookie games. He flaunted his MVP ceiling by posting a .429 wOBA and 19 of those long balls after the All-Star break. Challenging Mike Trout as baseball's best player is a real ceiling he could reach as soon as 2019. Before drafting him accordingly, beware a 25.3 K% and 74.6% contact rate sending his average backyard in his age-21 season. He may also run less often in the leadoff role.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Per plate apperance, Acuna was every bit as productive as consensus top-5 pick, Francisco Lindor, last season. Granted, Acuna doesn't qualify at shortstop, but that should tell you that the hype somehow hasn't driven him far enough up draft boards yet.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Talk about a debut. At just 20 years old, Acuna performed like a seasoned fantasy star, producing 26 HRs, 16 SBs, and a .293 average across his first 111 Big League games. Some batting average regression could be coming his way following last year's high BABIP and strikeout rate, but then again Acuna whiffed much less in the second half, so perhaps he's already made an adjustment that can make him a consistent batting average asset. Acuna trailed only Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez, and Mike Trout in per game value in standard roto/categories leagues, and barring a sophomore slump, he should once again be a top-five outfielder.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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