Who Should I Draft?

Yasiel Puig or Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 48
Best Rank# 24# 16
Worst Rank# 108# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 76# 53
Best Rank# 69# 43
Worst Rank# 94# 70
   
Projections 
   
Runs7475
Home Runs2722
RBI8277
Stolen Bases144
Batting Average.274.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 38# 71
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 49
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 26# 51
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 45# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 49
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 67# 82
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 49
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 30# 48
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 24# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 39# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 42# 55
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 53
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 26# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 45
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 45# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 69
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 34
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 42# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 36
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 35# 85
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 41# 46
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 61
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 45# 49
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 42# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 26# 71
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 42# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 42# 62
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 28# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 46# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 45
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 49# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 42
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 53# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 54# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 55# 47
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 51
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 59# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 48
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 42
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 64# 46
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 64# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 65# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 70# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 71# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 75# 53
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 76# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 108# 66
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405
   
Runs60
   
Hits108
   
Singles63
   
Doubles21
   
Triples1
   
Home Runs23
   
RBI63
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing5
   
Walks36
   
Strikeouts87
   
Batting Average.267
   
On Base Pct.327
   
Slugging Pct.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats499482
   
Runs7475
   
Hits137145
   
Singles8293
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI8277
   
Stolen Bases144
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks5146
   
Strikeouts10672
   
Batting Average.274.300
   
On Base Pct.341.361
   
Slugging Pct.495.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.866
   
  Yasiel Puig
RF - CIN
Yasiel Puig
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3B - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is back in the lineup for the Blue Jays in their Sunday game against the Astros. He is batting second and slotted in at DH.
Dan Harris
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
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (hand) is absent from Saturday's lineup versus the Astros.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
X-rays on the injured hand of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came back negative for any fractures on Friday according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. exited Friday's game in the second inning after getting beaned on the hand by a Gerrit Cole fastball.
Andrew Gould
Fri, Jun 14th
 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
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 13th
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
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
 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
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
 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
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