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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
Yordan Alvarez
Recommended by
37 of 52 experts
Recommended by
15 of 52 experts
ECR# 23# 36
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 98# 76
Composite# 31# 42
Best Rank# 26# 34
Worst Rank# 33# 58
Home Runs912
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.305.287
Injury Alert-IL60
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 70
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 76
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 23
Site Projections
# 18# 33
Grey Albright
# 24# 42
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 30
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 28
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 54
Andrew Gould
# 17# 45
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 23
Rudy Gamble
# 22# 46
Wayne Bretsky
# 24# 46
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 28
Chris Meaney
# 20# 67
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 19# 60
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 16# 24
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 66
Mario Mergola
# 18# 46
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 23# 39
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 73
Nick Mariano
# 31# 34
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 18# 28
Dan Harris
# 30# 55
Pierre Camus
# 25# 51
Andrew Seifter
# 33# 48
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 69
Mick Ciallela
# 22# 47
Ariel Cohen
# 23# 58
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 68
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 24# 43
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 30
Brendan Tuma
# 20# 50
Carmen Maiorano
# 17# 55
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 16# 25
George Kurtz
# 22# 23
Nate Miller
# 22# 25
Corbin Young
# 23# 25
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 18
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 19
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 19
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 46# 20
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 22# 20
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 28# 21
Donkey Teeth
# 26# 22
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 22
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 37# 22
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 76# 24
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 33# 24
Chris Mitchell
# 33# 27
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 27
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 35# 27
Beast Dome
# 98# 33
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
At Bats500313
Home Runs3127
Stolen Bases60
Caught Stealing50
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
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
At Bats210168
Home Runs912
Stolen Bases51
Caught Stealing20
Batting Average.305.287
On Base Pct.363.377
Slugging Pct.502.565
On-base Plus Slugging.865.941
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with one double, a solo home run and two RBI during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 14th
Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rays in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
 Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and drew a pair of walks in the Astros 11-6 drubbing of the A's in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
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
 Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Astros fell to the A's 9-7 in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
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
 Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 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
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
 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
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
 Hit a career-high 31 homers in 2019 and finished the season on a tear. No longer a reliable source of steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros