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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Ozzie Albies (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 26
Best Rank# 16# 18
Worst Rank# 39# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 37
Best Rank# 33# 31
Worst Rank# 51# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs3135
Home Runs138
RBI3829
Stolen Bases15
Batting Average.290.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 42
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 43
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 33
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 30
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 29
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 30
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 30
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 31
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 26
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 20
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313640
   
Runs58102
   
Hits98189
   
Singles45114
   
Doubles2643
   
Triples08
   
Home Runs2724
   
RBI7886
   
Stolen Bases015
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks5254
   
Strikeouts94112
   
Batting Average.313.295
   
On Base Pct.412.352
   
Slugging Pct.655.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.852
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats178219
   
Runs3135
   
Hits5263
   
Singles2738
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs138
   
RBI3829
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2517
   
Strikeouts5139
   
Batting Average.290.286
   
On Base Pct.379.337
   
Slugging Pct.569.479
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.817
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 The Astros placed Yordan Alvarez on the injured list for undisclosed reasons.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 Yordan Alvarez has not yet made an appearance at Astros summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-3 Tuesday against the Rays. So far this spring he is hitting .444.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 3rd
 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
Even with youth on Albies' side, he's a rather boring pick here, but boring can be good - especially at the position. But, at a third-round cost, he doesn't really stand out in any category. You're banking on the .295 average being more legitimate than the .261 average in 2018 and hoping that he steals mid-teens bases again."
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
Albies was remarkable last year with a .295 batting average to go with 24 homers, 15 steals and over 100 runs. He did all of that as a 22-year-old so you'd have to think there is room for even more growth in 2020. He is well worth a fourth-round pick at this point.
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