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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Jose Altuve (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
26 of 43 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 22
Best Rank# 10# 17
Worst Rank# 76# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 38
Best Rank# 29# 33
Worst Rank# 33# 51
   
Projections 
   
Runs8879
Home Runs2334
RBI7495
Stolen Bases123
Batting Average.304.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 23
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 25# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 24
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 29
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 28
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 27# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 28
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 26# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 20# 24
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 25
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 22# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 22# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 25# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 19
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 46# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 21
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 22
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 26# 22
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 22
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 33# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats500313
   
Runs8958
   
Hits14998
   
Singles8845
   
Doubles2726
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs3127
   
RBI7478
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks4152
   
Strikeouts8294
   
Batting Average.298.313
   
On Base Pct.353.412
   
Slugging Pct.550.655
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9031.067
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats516461
   
Runs8879
   
Hits157131
   
Singles10166
   
Doubles2928
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2334
   
RBI7495
   
Stolen Bases123
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4764
   
Strikeouts82133
   
Batting Average.304.284
   
On Base Pct.362.372
   
Slugging Pct.500.564
   
On-base Plus Slugging.862.936
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
 Jose Altuve went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
 Jose Altuve (illness) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
 Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday’s game, he has the same illness that has been going around the Astros clubhouse and should be back soon.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Mar 3rd
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) could return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Astros have come to terms on a two-year contract with manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 29th
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) is improving.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
  Yordan Alvarez (knee) will be shutdown for a few days from baseball drills to rest his knees, per Astros Manager Dusty Baker.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
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