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o33
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PHI
o33.5
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HOU
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o33.5
0
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DET
o33
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Rafael Ortega or Yordan Alvarez

Who Should I Start? - Week 18 • Start New
Rafael Ortega

Rafael Ortega

LFChicago Cubs CHC
Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez

DHHouston Astros HOU
OR
🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Ortega over Alvarez

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Rafael Ortega
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Alvarez over Ortega

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Yordan Alvarez
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Performance Rafael Ortega
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.364001.4620.45504
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.286112.3330.429110
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Yordan Alvarez
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.190042.3080.19006
Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.282288.4420.487112
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Rafael Ortega
OWN
 
3%
-0.25 compared to last week
START
 
2%
-0.34 compared to last week
OWN/START Yordan Alvarez
OWN
99%
-0.51 compared to last week
START
95%
+2.01 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Rafael Ortega
Not Ranked
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Yordan Alvarez
4th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Rafael Ortega

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: CF DH RF LF . However, he plays CF most often.
  • Experts don't even rank him among LF's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 54th.
  • The current leader among LF's is Julio Rodriguez
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 112th in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.329
  • Top 75 in batting average with 0.278 and is currently ranked 74th
  • Top 75 on base percentage and is currently ranked 60th with 0.357
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 155th with 0.439
  • Top 100 in on base plus slugging and is currently ranked 100th with 0.796
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 126th with 17
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 265th in RBI with 53
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 238th in runs scored with 63
  • His average points in the past two weeks have remained fairly consistant and rose slightly by 0.3 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: -0.05, OBP: -0.035, HRs: -6, RBI: -9, Runs: -19, Wlks: EVEN, Stls: -5,
Breakdown Yordan Alvarez

    Overview

  • He is eligible to play multiple positions including: DH LF . However, he plays DH most often.
  • Experts rank this player at 4th among DH's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 1st.
  • The current leader among DH's is Yordan Alvarez
  • He is putting up slightly better numbers than the experts expected him to.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 258th in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.296
  • Top 75 in batting average with 0.284 and is currently ranked 56th
  • Top 20 on base percentage and is currently ranked 16th with 0.384
  • Top 10 in slugging percentage and is currently ranked 7th with 0.599
  • Top 10 in on base plus slugging and is currently ranked 10th with 0.983
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 391st with 1
  • Top 10 in walks and is currently ranked 8th with 97
  • Top 10 in RBI and is currently ranked 10th with 130
  • Top 20 in runs scored and is currently ranked 16th with 118
  • He's got a lot of power and is currently ranked 6th in HRs with 50
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.022, OBP: +0.068, HRs: -5, RBI: -37, Runs: -31, Wlks: +5, Stls: EVEN,
Next Up Health Check
Injury Rafael Ortega

No Injury Reported

Injury Yordan Alvarez

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Rafael Ortega
DateOpponentResult
Aug 02@STLWainwright 8-8L 6-0
Aug 04@STLHelsley 6-1L 4-3
Aug 04@STLHicks 3-5L 7-2
Aug 05VS MIAFloro 0-1W 2-1
Aug 06VS MIALopez 7-7W 4-0
Aug 07VS MIALuzardo
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.382155.4470.588010
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups Yordan Alvarez
DateOpponentResult
Aug 01VS BOSEovaldi 5-3L 3-2
Aug 02VS BOSCrawford 3-3L 2-1
Aug 03VS BOSHill 4-5W 6-1
Aug 04@CLEPlesac 2-10W 6-0
Aug 05@CLEGaddis 0-1W 9-3
Aug 06@CLEQuantrill 8-5L 4-1
Aug 07@CLEMcKenzie
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
.129044.3000.129010
Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Rafael Ortega
6.33
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Yordan Alvarez
30.85
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Rafael Ortega
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2012 COL 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 4
2016 ANA 66 43 1 24 16 8 13 .232 .283 .292 112
2018 MIA 41 31 0 10 7 5 10 .233 .287 .271 62
2019 ATL 38 18 2 8 10 3 8 .198 .263 .297 48
2021 CHC 102 83 11 43 33 12 30 .293 .363 .473 298
2022 CHC 85 56 5 24 24 7 30 .243 .328 .374 211
ON PACE 129 85 7 36 36 10 45 .243 .328 .374 322
3-YEAR AVG 70 51 7 26 22 8 19 .270 .339 .430 173
Career 334 233 19 109 90 36 92 .252 .320 .366
Career Yordan Alvarez
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2019 HOU 105 112 28 63 81 0 59 .302 .399 .606 371
2020 HOU 2 2 1 2 4 0 0 .250 .333 .625 11
2021 HOU 159 164 35 104 112 1 62 .282 .358 .539 593
2022 HOU 84 86 29 64 69 1 58 .302 .420 .660 399
ON PACE 124 127 43 95 102 1 86 .302 .420 .660 593
3-YEAR AVG 89 93 21 56 66 0 40 .290 .374 .566 325
Career 350 364 93 233 266 2 179 .292 .385 .587
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