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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or Jose Abreu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
25 of 46 experts
46%
Recommended by
21 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 46
Best Rank# 32# 21
Worst Rank# 76# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 79# 72
Best Rank# 63# 70
Worst Rank# 108# 77
   
Projections 
   
Runs2930
Home Runs711
RBI2437
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.279.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 52# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 41# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 43# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 47# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 43# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 38# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34# 61
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 46# 47
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 53# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 50# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 54
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 41
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 37# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 39# 48
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 45# 50
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 37# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 46# 43
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 46# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 49# 42
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 50# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 51# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 44
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 56# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 57# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 57# 53
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 61# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 63# 41
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 64# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 51
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 21
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats567634
   
Runs7785
   
Hits156179
   
Singles100107
   
Doubles3338
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2133
   
RBI69122
   
Stolen Bases252
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks8136
   
Strikeouts123152
   
Batting Average.275.282
   
On Base Pct.370.329
   
Slugging Pct.452.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.822.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats174208
   
Runs2930
   
Hits4958
   
Singles3134
   
Doubles913
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs711
   
RBI2437
   
Stolen Bases71
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2514
   
Strikeouts4448
   
Batting Average.279.281
   
On Base Pct.369.326
   
Slugging Pct.462.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.826
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Tommy Pham is expected to be ready for Opening Day, per manager Jayce Tingler. He was the designated hitter in Friday's intrasquad game.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Jul 11th
 
 OF Tommy Pham (Coronavirus) has received two negative tests and was cleared to join the Padres for spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 
 OF Tommy Pham has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 
 Tommy Pham went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the DH in Monday's 14-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 Tommy Pham (elbow, side) could be ready to play the outfield by next Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 
Notes 
 Pham tested positive for COVID-19 but has since cleared protocol with two negative tests and has rejoined his team. He was reportedly asymptomatic in any event, and it does not appear that he'll have limitations heading into the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
How many guesses would it take you to land on Jose Abreu as the AL leader in RBIs in 2019? He's not a sexy player, and frankly, he never has been. But he's a consistent source of RBIs and his batting average bounced back after a down year in the category in 2018. Even if he doesn't drive in 123 runs again, he's in the best lineup of his career, and he's a lock as a top 10 first baseman.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 You really need to try to remember that Pham is already 32 because of the late start he got to his career. While he's been a top fantasy contributor for the past three years, he's at the age where skills tend to fall off. If you look at Pham's batted ball data, he still has a high exit velocity and hard-hit rate (both 82nd percentile), and his sprint speed and xOBA and xBA are all great and above average, respectively. But there are signs that a decline could take place, making him a guy you could be over-drafting at 83rd overall. He recorded the lowest launch angle of his career in 2019, which resulted in the fourth-highest groundball rate in the big leagues. What's more, he also was 128th in baseball in Brls/BBE%, tied with the likes of Adalberto Mondesi, Travis d'Arnaud, Maikel Franco, and Andrew Benintendi. Take into account his batted ball profile and his age, seeing the loss of a handful of steals and homers could make him a pick you regret, especially when you see names like Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario, Matt Chapman, and Nick Castellanos going after him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Abreu outperformed Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt last season, knocking 33 homers with 122 RBIs and a solid as always .282 BA. He hasn't slowed down one bit despite the age so you can rely on him to produce once again if you grab him in the 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Pham may not be the biggest name in baseball but by now, we should know he is going to give fantasy owners 20 homers, 20 steals and a strong batting average with loads of runs. He offers similar expectations to Austin Meadows but four rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Super reliable option with a now improved lineup. Very safe and consistent pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Will likely hit second in-between Fernando Tatis Jr and Manny Machado with the Padres
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Drove in 123 runs last year but RBIs can be fluky. Not really a standout player in any other way
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  high GB EV, low GB pull, increased EV, barrel rate and hard-hit %
Al Melchior - The Athletic