Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Andrew Benintendi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8# 21
Best Rank# 1# 12
Worst Rank# 21# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 29
Best Rank# 8# 29
Worst Rank# 16# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9699
Home Runs3019
RBI8983
Stolen Bases2419
Batting Average.282.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 6# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 6# 20
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 15# 33
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 11# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 7# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 24
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 6# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 7# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 24
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 10# 25
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 14# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 20
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 12# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 10# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 8# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 5# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 15# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 20
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 21# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 8# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 11# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 6# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 6# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 19
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 4# 14
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 15# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 19
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 9# 21
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 7# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 21
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 21
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 3# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 16# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 21
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 16# 12
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats433579
   
Runs78103
   
Hits127168
   
Singles71105
   
Doubles2641
   
Triples46
   
Home Runs2616
   
RBI6487
   
Stolen Bases1621
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks4571
   
Strikeouts123106
   
Batting Average.293.290
   
On Base Pct.366.366
   
Slugging Pct.552.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.830
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576578
   
Runs9699
   
Hits162165
   
Singles95103
   
Doubles3238
   
Triples55
   
Home Runs3019
   
RBI8983
   
Stolen Bases2419
   
Caught Stealing95
   
Walks5869
   
Strikeouts158104
   
Batting Average.282.286
   
On Base Pct.348.362
   
Slugging Pct.513.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.827
   
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 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
Andrew Benintendi (thumb) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Andrew Benintendi left Friday's game against the Rays with a bruised left thumb, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs as the Red Sox beat the Giants by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Andrew Benintendi is not in Saturday's lineup in Philadelphia, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks, and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 38th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday in the loss against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 4th
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
Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
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
At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
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
Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros