Who Should I Draft?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Gleyber Torres (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 51
Best Rank# 16# 32
Worst Rank# 85# 99
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 53# 61
Best Rank# 43# 51
Worst Rank# 70# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs7572
Home Runs2225
RBI7784
Stolen Bases49
Batting Average.300.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 70
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 62
   
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DailyOverlay
# 51# 66
   
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# 30# 70
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 54# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 67
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 53
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 53# 61
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 41# 46
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 49# 73
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 54# 67
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 16# 50
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 55# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 39# 50
   
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FantasyPros
# 45# 52
   
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Razzball
# 54# 82
   
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# 53# 62
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 59
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 67
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 42# 49
   
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Sporfolio
# 53# 79
   
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FanGraphs
# 45# 77
   
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Pitcher List
# 31# 48
   
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RotoBaller
# 46# 58
   
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RotoBaller
# 36# 52
   
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FanGraphs
# 46# 99
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 48
   
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Razzball
# 20# 45
   
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FantasyPros
# 42# 63
   
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FantasyPros
# 47# 58
   
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Freeze Stats
# 38# 60
   
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Razzball
# 49# 66
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 54
   
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SportsLine
# 36# 51
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 23# 46
   
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FanGraphs
# 54# 57
   
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# 46# 73
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 34
   
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The Athletic
# 44# 33
   
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Fake Teams
# 46# 43
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 32
   
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The Athletic
# 48# 42
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 48# 34
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 45
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 44
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 61# 60
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 54
   
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The Athletic
# 62# 41
   
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USA Today
# 62# 43
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 44
   
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RotoBaller
# 66# 42
   
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Beast Dome
# 66# 36
   
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Fake Teams
# 69# 49
   
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The Athletic
# 70# 49
   
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Fantrax
# 71# 47
   
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The Athletic
# 71# 32
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 82# 42
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 85# 58
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431
   
Runs54
   
Hits117
   
Singles76
   
Doubles16
   
Triples1
   
Home Runs24
   
RBI77
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Caught Stealing2
   
Walks42
   
Strikeouts122
   
Batting Average.272
   
On Base Pct.340
   
Slugging Pct.480
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats482528
   
Runs7572
   
Hits145142
   
Singles9390
   
Doubles2924
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI7784
   
Stolen Bases49
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4652
   
Strikeouts72136
   
Batting Average.300.269
   
On Base Pct.361.334
   
Slugging Pct.505.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.866.802
   
  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says the team is "committed" to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. playing third base.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 1st
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-5 as the Yankees defeated the Rangers 14-7.
Brandon Plutner
Sat, Sep 28th
 Vladimir Guerrero was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup against the Rays with right knee soreness, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 28th
Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Vladimir Guerrero went 1-for-4 on Friday as the Blue Jays lost to the Rays by a 6-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 28th
An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Vladimir Guerrero went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 4-3 victory against the Yankees on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (ribs) is in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Orioles.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Notes 
 Nobody is doubting Guerrero's skills. Especially not Steamer, as the typically pessimistic projection system has the 19-year-old batting .306/.368/.511 with 22 homers in 550 plate appearances. Toronto's teenage prodigy has nothing left to prove in the minors after collectively batting .381/.437/.636 in Double-A and Triple-A. The problem is opportunity, with the Blue Jays almost certain to hold baseball's top prospect back for service-time manipulation. Since he was never going to make the Opening Day roster, supporters shouldn't get cold feet because of an oblique injury that guarantees a delay to his anticipated arrival. With Ronald Acuna's sensational debut fresh in everyone's mind, there's still little chance of snagging Vlad Jr. at a discount. Don't bite so soon in re-drafts, but it'll get tougher to resist if he lasts to the late fifth or sixth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 The always conservative Steamer projection model sees Vlad Jr. as a similar player to Nolan Arenado from the get-go with a .300+ BA, 30 homers and both 100 RBIs and runs over a full season's at bats. This issue, however, will be whether he gets those at-bats. You can gamble on him as early as the 4th round, but it may not be early enough to beat others to the punch
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Guerrero profiles as a future superstar. He was unstoppable across four minor league levels last season, hitting .381 with 20 home runs in just 95 games. The projection systems universally expect him to rake from day one in the Major Leagues, envisioning that he is capable of hitting close to .300 with 20-25 home runs even while missing the first few weeks of the season due to service time considerations. He won't be good for more than a handful of stolen bases, but that hardly matters for a player who could someday soon lead the league in both batting average and home runs.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros