Who Should I Draft?

Yasiel Puig or Eddie Rosario (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 45
Best Rank# 24# 28
Worst Rank# 108# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 80
Best Rank# 69# 72
Worst Rank# 94# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs7485
Home Runs2725
RBI8283
Stolen Bases149
Batting Average.274.282
   
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# 108# 43
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405559
   
Runs6087
   
Hits108161
   
Singles63104
   
Doubles2131
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2324
   
RBI6377
   
Stolen Bases158
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks3630
   
Strikeouts87104
   
Batting Average.267.288
   
On Base Pct.327.323
   
Slugging Pct.494.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.803
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats499576
   
Runs7485
   
Hits137162
   
Singles82102
   
Doubles2632
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI8283
   
Stolen Bases149
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks5134
   
Strikeouts106113
   
Batting Average.274.282
   
On Base Pct.341.322
   
Slugging Pct.495.481
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.803
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
News 
 Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 0-for-4 in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jun 18th
 Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, and two runs scored in the Reds' 11-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Eddie Rosario is out of the Twins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
 Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Reds' 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in a 12-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
 Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a double in the Reds' 7-1 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
 Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a walk in a 6-2 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Notes 
 Puig was a steady-if-unspectacular performer over his last two seasons in Los Angeles, settling in as a player who could hit around .265 while approaching 30 HRs and 15 SBs. He'll get a nice ballpark upgrade in his new home of Cincinnati, Ohio, and there is some belief that he will also benefit from being away from the distractions of LA, but it is hard to justify drastically raising our expectations for Puig until we see some evidence of it on the field. Don't overrate him, but he's certainly worth considering at his current ADP of 91.3.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Puig's career has been a bit of a disappointment, but even so, his last two seasons have been excellent. In that time, he has 30 homers and 18 SB per 162 games. If he is able to stay healthy, we could be looking at a further breakout to 35 and 20 thanks to a major ballpark upgrade in Cincy this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Puig has become every drafter's friend since getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Although never matching the immediate high of his story-book debut, the outfielder has registered a .349 wOBA and 15 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Escaping the NL West juggernaut's jammed roster solidifies ample playing time, and he changes venues to one of baseball's best hitter's parks. Most projection systems forecast around 25-30 home runs with 12-16 steals while batting in the .270 vicinity. Those numbers would satisfy drafters who dip into the top 100 to snag an increasingly popular target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros