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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Eddie Rosario (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Eddie Rosario
LF,RF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 52
Best Rank# 16# 36
Worst Rank# 39# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 89
Best Rank# 33# 58
Worst Rank# 51# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs3331
Home Runs1411
RBI3934
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.292.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 45
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 97
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 48
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 44
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 82
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 54
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 60
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 71
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 74
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 50
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 54
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 56
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 51
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 45
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 60
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 62
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 67
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 46
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 52
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 50
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 45
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Eddie Rosario
LF,RF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313562
   
Runs5891
   
Hits98155
   
Singles4594
   
Doubles2628
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2732
   
RBI78109
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5222
   
Strikeouts9486
   
Batting Average.313.276
   
On Base Pct.412.300
   
Slugging Pct.655.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.800
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Eddie Rosario
LF,RF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats183202
   
Runs3331
   
Hits5357
   
Singles2834
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI3934
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2710
   
Strikeouts5336
   
Batting Average.292.284
   
On Base Pct.381.319
   
Slugging Pct.574.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.955.819
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Eddie Rosario
LF,RF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
News 
 Yordan Alvarez (personal) hasn’t arrived in Houston for spring training 2.0 due to personal reasons.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 
 The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
 
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) could return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) is improving.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 
Notes 
 Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
All it takes for Eddie Rosario to be a better fantasy player is for him to learn how to take a walk. He now has three seasons out of five with a walk rate of 3.7 or lower. If he could get that up to 8 percent, you're looking at a top 45 pick. As it is, he's a guy who is going to help you in home runs, RBIs, and be fine at batting average. That player is also known as nearly every other player in fantasy.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Even despite missing 25 games, Rosario still drove in 109 runs thanks to 32 homers. With a full season and his steady .280 batting average, drafting him at his eighth-round ADP is pure thievery. He won't steal any bags but there is certainly something to be said for his consistent bat.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Perennially underrated. Grab him in the 8th, 9th or even 10th round and there is no way he ends up a losing investment.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy