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Who Should I Draft?

Stephen Strasburg or Jose Altuve (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
36 of 55 experts
35%
Recommended by
19 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 30
Best Rank# 17# 19
Worst Rank# 78# 79
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 31
Best Rank# 21# 26
Worst Rank# 26# 33
   
Projections 
   
Runs36
Home Runs99
RBI30
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.305
Strikeouts8034
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 25# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 32
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 39# 63
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 38
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 42
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 28
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 29
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 79
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 26# 31
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 24# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 33# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 26
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 20# 31
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 32
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 25# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 31# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 30# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 28# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 28# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 29# 19
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 24
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 29
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 26
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 32# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 32# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 33# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 33# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 56# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 78# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs89
   
Home Runs2431
   
RBI74
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.298
   
Strikeouts25182
   
Wins18
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.32
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs36
   
Home Runs99
   
RBI30
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.305
   
Strikeouts8034
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
News 
 Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery Wednesday for carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 26th
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with one double, a solo home run and two RBI during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
 Stephen Strasburg will have hand surgery on Wednesday in Baltimore. The procedure is to repair the carpel tunnel neuritis in his right hand.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 23rd
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
 Stephen Strasburg (hand) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, and will undergo surgery next week.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 22nd
Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rays in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
 Nationals co-ace Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his right ahnd.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 21st
Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and drew a pair of walks in the Astros 11-6 drubbing of the A's in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start yesterday in the first inning, is headed back to the injured list. Strasburg began the year on the IL due to a nerve issue in his hand.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 15th
Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Astros fell to the A's 9-7 in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
Notes 
 I can't fully trust Strasburg to stay healthy and the Nat's have babied his inning totals his entire career. The ability is elite, the production and my ranking is slightly dinged by his lack of durability.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 A candidate to be over drafted coming off career-year and playoff heroics
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Hit a career-high 31 homers in 2019 and finished the season on a tear. No longer a reliable source of steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros