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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Eloy Jimenez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
42%
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 38
Best Rank# 18# 28
Worst Rank# 76# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 59
Best Rank# 34# 49
Worst Rank# 58# 80
   
Projections 
   
Runs3029
Home Runs1212
RBI3534
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.287.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 58
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 29
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 32
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 45
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 44
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 64
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 53
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 23# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 35
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 29
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 40
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 55
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 38
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 46
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 46
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313468
   
Runs5869
   
Hits98125
   
Singles4574
   
Doubles2618
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2731
   
RBI7879
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5230
   
Strikeouts94134
   
Batting Average.313.267
   
On Base Pct.412.316
   
Slugging Pct.655.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.828
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats168197
   
Runs3029
   
Hits4855
   
Singles2632
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI3534
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2414
   
Strikeouts4851
   
Batting Average.287.280
   
On Base Pct.377.327
   
Slugging Pct.565.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.941.851
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
Eloy Jimenez was removed from Game 3 of the Wild Card Round in the third inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
OF Eloy Jimenez (foot) will bat cleanup as the designated hitter for Thursday's Game 3 of the Wild Card Series against the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 1st
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Eloy Jimenez (foot) is once again absent from Wednesday's Game 2 lineup.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Eloy Jimenez (foot) is absent from the White Sox lineup in Game 1 of their Wild Card series against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
 The Astros placed Yordan Alvarez (knee) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 18th
Eloy Jimenez (foot) ran on the field on Monday and feels "much better."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 28th
Notes 
 A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
If you checked out early for fantasy football, you may have missed how Eloy Jimenez finished the season. He hit .325 with 12 home runs and a near 1.000 OPS in his final 40 games of the year. It gives renewed optimism for those invested in Jimenez after he had a solid - not great - rookie campaign, though injuries cut short a mid-season hot streak. It's smart to bet on a pedigree with prospects like Jimenez and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. When you see a long stretch of success, it gives you a reason to push them up and remain optimistic in their present and future value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Hit .308 with a .917 OPS over the final two months of rookie season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 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
 
 Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros