Who Should I Draft?

Alex Bregman or Manny Machado (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 13
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 22# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 17
Best Rank# 10# 13
Worst Rank# 15# 21
   
Projections 
   
Runs9988
Home Runs2732
RBI9495
Stolen Bases1110
Batting Average.287.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 9# 14
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 23
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 17
   
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# 12# 31
   
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DailyOverlay
# 19# 25
   
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The Athletic
# 6# 13
   
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# 18# 19
   
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Razzball
# 7# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 7# 21
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 15
   
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CBS Sports
# 7# 11
   
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CBS Sports
# 10# 11
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 18
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
# 21# 22
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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RotoBaller
# 11# 14
   
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FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
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FanGraphs
# 13# 14
   
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# 13# 14
   
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RotoBaller
# 11# 14
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 5# 22
   
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Fantrax
# 11# 15
   
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# 10# 20
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 16
   
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Fake Teams
# 4# 14
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 11
   
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RotoBaller
# 8# 7
   
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# 8# 7
   
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Razzball
# 10# 9
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 8
   
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Razzball
# 10# 7
   
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# 11# 10
   
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FantasyPros
# 12# 11
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 9
   
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The Athletic
# 12# 10
   
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SportsLine
# 12# 8
   
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The Athletic
# 15# 10
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 15# 13
   
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FantasyPros
# 16# 10
   
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# 16# 14
   
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# 16# 10
   
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# 16# 13
   
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# 17# 16
   
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USA Today
# 17# 15
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 17# 9
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 12
   
KJ
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# 18# 15
   
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Sporfolio
# 19# 10
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 20# 12
   
Paul Sporer
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# 20# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 20# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 11
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats594632
   
Runs10584
   
Hits170188
   
Singles87113
   
Doubles5135
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3137
   
RBI103107
   
Stolen Bases1014
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks9670
   
Strikeouts85104
   
Batting Average.286.298
   
On Base Pct.394.367
   
Slugging Pct.532.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.905
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats572595
   
Runs9988
   
Hits164169
   
Singles92101
   
Doubles4232
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs2732
   
RBI9495
   
Stolen Bases1110
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7760
   
Strikeouts88104
   
Batting Average.287.284
   
On Base Pct.372.349
   
Slugging Pct.514.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.859
   
  Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
Manny Machado hit his 30th homer of the year in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-2 with a home run, three walks and an additional run scored in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Manny Machado went 0-for-5 with a strikeout as the Padres beat the Cubs 9-8 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and a walk in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Padres' 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 5th
 Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Padres' 8-3 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 Alex Bregman went 2-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in the Padres' 9-0 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
Notes 
 Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Machado has four straight seasons with at least 33 home runs, and has finished as a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues in three of the last four years (he finished a still solid 42nd in 2017). The move to San Diego isn't ideal for his fantasy value, but Petco Park isn't nearly as much of a problem for hitters as it once was, particularly when it comes to right-handed power hitters like Machado. Padres manager Andy Green also sends runners much more frequently than the Orioles or Dodgers do, which could help Machado's stolen base totals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Along with setting personal highs in each element of his .297/.367/.538 slash line, Machado bashed 37 homers and stole 14 bases, a significant development since he stole none in 2016. He has hit 33 homers in at least 690 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons, so he'd probably be considered a first-round lock if not for remaining unsigned. Now that he established 2017's funk as the clear outlier, Machado is a trustworthy stud eligible for shortstop and third (16 games) in most formats. Signing the Padres doesn't kill his worth, but he's someone to target near the Round ½ turn rather than inside the top 10.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros