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
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 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--
   
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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
DailyOverlay
# 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
   
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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
   
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Sporfolio
# 8# 19
   
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
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 12
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 9# 12
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 7# 15
   
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Fantrax
# 8# 11
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 10
   
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
The Athletic
# 11# 6
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 7
   
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. was removed from Tuesday's game due to right hip tightness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday’s 4-0 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 28th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, three runs scored, and two walks in Friday's win over the Giants. The homer was his 41st of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Alex Bregman went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 26th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 40th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 20th
Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Astros' 3-0 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. The steal was his 37th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, two stolen bases, and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 39th and the steals were his 35th and 36th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
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