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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Gleyber Torres (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
27 of 46 experts
41%
Recommended by
19 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 25
Best Rank# 17# 17
Worst Rank# 67# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 29
Best Rank# 33# 25
Worst Rank# 51# 31
   
Projections 
   
Runs3133
Home Runs1313
RBI3836
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.290.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 28
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 25
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 48
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 24
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 40
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 22# 30
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 31
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 26
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 29
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 49# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 56# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313546
   
Runs5896
   
Hits98153
   
Singles4589
   
Doubles2626
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs2738
   
RBI7891
   
Stolen Bases05
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks5248
   
Strikeouts94129
   
Batting Average.313.280
   
On Base Pct.412.338
   
Slugging Pct.655.537
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats178203
   
Runs3133
   
Hits5257
   
Singles2734
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1313
   
RBI3836
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2519
   
Strikeouts5149
   
Batting Average.290.280
   
On Base Pct.379.342
   
Slugging Pct.569.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
News 
 The Astros placed Yordan Alvarez on the injured list for undisclosed reasons.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
 
 Yordan Alvarez has not yet made an appearance at Astros summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 
 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
 
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
If you're taking Gleyber Torres as your second baseman, fine. No argument there. But if you're taking him as your shortstop, you're reaching. While young with a bright future ahead of him, thus far, he's proved to be a one-category standout with his power, and that's about it. He isn't bringing you the stolen bases or average that are needed to justify the cost with shortstop being so deep. Pass on him and fill another need."
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
As a 22-year-old, Gleyber managed 38 homers, 96 runs and 91 RBIs with a .280 batting average. There is still room for more growth and it would no surprise if he became an MVP candidate this year as a 23-year-old. There isn't enough speed to make him the top fantasy second basemen yet though.
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
Gleyber had a monster season in 2019 and will be only 23 years old in 2020. A lot of people are fading him this season and I don't understand that much. He will help you everywhere except SBs and has the room to improve his average as well.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A lot of 2019 production came versus Orioles. He'll play them just as often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros