Who Should I Draft?

Scooter Gennett or Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
36 of 55 experts
35%
Recommended by
19 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 136# 149
Best Rank# 50# 79
Worst Rank# 259# 244
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 123# 241
Best Rank# 108# 208
Worst Rank# 152# 309
   
Projections 
   
Runs5556
Home Runs1516
RBI5958
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.284.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
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The Athletic
# 96# 143
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 100
   
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Going For 2
# 64# 165
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 50# 137
   
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USA Today
# 138# 142
   
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RotoChamp
# 101# 114
   
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# 183# 204
   
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Brewer Rat
# 78# 159
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 142# 154
   
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The Athletic
# 159# 187
   
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CBS Sports
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 60# 151
   
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FantasyPros
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# 51# 154
   
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The Athletic
# 104# 139
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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FanGraphs
# 144
   
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Pitcher List
# 122
   
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RotoBaller
# 51# 135
   
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FanGraphs
# 136# 160
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 67# 173
   
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Razzball
# 110# 150
   
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RotoBaller
# 61# 122
   
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Freeze Stats
# 73# 126
   
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Razzball
# 79# 210
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 125# 147
   
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SportsLine
# 61# 122
   
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Pitcher List
# 54# 161
   
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The Athletic
# 133# 79
   
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The Athletic
# 147# 97
   
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Fake Teams
# 151# 94
   
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FantasyPros
# 159# 158
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 170# 129
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 185# 124
   
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# 191# 146
   
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# 198# 179
   
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# 202# 135
   
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# 212# 202
   
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# 215# 164
   
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# 220# 164
   
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# 234# 160
   
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The Athletic
# 244# 118
   
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Razzball
# 259# 142
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 147
   
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Fantrax
# 148
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 148
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 160
   
  Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats584249
   
Runs8630
   
Hits18170
   
Singles12551
   
Doubles308
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2311
   
RBI9235
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks429
   
Strikeouts12559
   
Batting Average.310.281
   
On Base Pct.358.309
   
Slugging Pct.490.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.755
   
  Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats380443
   
Runs5556
   
Hits108118
   
Singles7181
   
Doubles2020
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1516
   
RBI5958
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks2720
   
Strikeouts8398
   
Batting Average.284.267
   
On Base Pct.332.299
   
Slugging Pct.466.425
   
On-base Plus Slugging.797.724
   
  Scooter Gennett
2B - CIN
Scooter Gennett
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
2B,SS - TOR
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
News 
 Scooter Gennett (groin) could return to the Reds as early as Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
Lourdes Gurriel went 3-for-5 and homered twice and drove in four runs on Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
 Responding to a question on Twitter regarding a possible return date for Gennett, Fay said "three weeks or so (would) be my guess."
James Bisson
Fri, May 24th
Lourdes Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 The Reds have officially placed Scooter Gennett on the 10-day IL with a groin injury that will sideline him 8-12 weeks.
Kari Thomas
Thu, Mar 28th
Lourdes Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 7-5 win over the Angels on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 21st
 Scooter Gennett will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks with a severe right groin strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 23rd
Lourdes Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 12-0 win over Houston.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
 Scooter Gennett was helped off the field in a spring training game against the Brewers after trying to make a sliding catch. He was unable to walk under his own power.
Dan Harris
Fri, Mar 22nd
Lourdes Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Notes 
 Gennett will miss two to three months to start 2019 after spraining his groin at the end of spring training. Those who drafted the second baseman who stash him beyond the shallowest of mixed leagues, as he was one of eight players to bat at least .300 with 50 homers through the past two seasons. Yet the Statcast data remains skeptical. No hitter with a least 350 plate appearances had a wider gap between wOBA (.362) and xwOBA (.311) in 2018.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
On a 162-game pace, Gurriel was a 27 homer hitter with a .281 batting average and 87 RBIs. He may not keep up that pace with a full season's worth of at bats, but you can argue that is his upside which would make for an exceptional value late in drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Over the last two years, Gennett has compiled 50 homers, 190 RBIs and a .300 batting average. He may not be the most physically imposing ballplayer, but that is too large of a sample size to be a fluke. Don't hesitate to take advantage of the industry's lack of excitement over him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 Gennett experienced a major breakout in his first season with the Reds in 2017, and his 2018 encore was just about as good. Last season's .310 batting average was fueled by a .358 BABIP that is due for a bit of a correction, but he should still be able to hit at least .280 or so. Meanwhile, his home run output should hold steady in the mid-20s while his already-strong run and RBI production could see a slight boost from an improved supporting cast.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros