Who Should I Draft?

Yasiel Puig or Marcell Ozuna (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 46
Best Rank# 24# 24
Worst Rank# 108# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 75
Best Rank# 69# 63
Worst Rank# 94# 95
   
Projections 
   
Runs7477
Home Runs2727
RBI8295
Stolen Bases142
Batting Average.274.286
   
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# 30# 37
   
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  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405582
   
Runs6069
   
Hits108163
   
Singles63122
   
Doubles2116
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2323
   
RBI6388
   
Stolen Bases153
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks3638
   
Strikeouts87110
   
Batting Average.267.280
   
On Base Pct.327.325
   
Slugging Pct.494.433
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.758
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats499569
   
Runs7477
   
Hits137162
   
Singles82108
   
Doubles2624
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2727
   
RBI8295
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks5146
   
Strikeouts106118
   
Batting Average.274.286
   
On Base Pct.341.339
   
Slugging Pct.495.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.818
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
News 
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
 Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Reds' 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Reds' 8-1 win over the Pirates on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 28th
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
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
Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
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
All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
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
Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros