Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Benintendi or Anthony Rizzo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 12# 17
Worst Rank# 54# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 34
Best Rank# 29# 29
Worst Rank# 34# 37
   
Projections 
   
Runs9988
Home Runs1929
RBI83100
Stolen Bases197
Batting Average.286.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 20# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 23
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 22# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 24
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 30
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 12# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 22
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 21# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 22
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 23
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 23
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 23# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 17# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 22
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 14# 26
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 19# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 25
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 21# 23
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 36
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 24
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 20# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 20
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 23# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 23# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 18
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 23
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 24# 22
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 25# 19
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 22
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 25# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 26# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 24
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 33# 29
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 54# 34
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats579566
   
Runs10374
   
Hits168160
   
Singles105105
   
Doubles4129
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs1625
   
RBI87101
   
Stolen Bases216
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7170
   
Strikeouts10680
   
Batting Average.290.283
   
On Base Pct.366.376
   
Slugging Pct.465.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.846
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats578557
   
Runs9988
   
Hits165157
   
Singles10393
   
Doubles3832
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1929
   
RBI83100
   
Stolen Bases197
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks6975
   
Strikeouts10487
   
Batting Average.286.281
   
On Base Pct.362.367
   
Slugging Pct.466.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.867
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Andrew Benintendi (thumb) is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 23rd
Anthony Rizzo (ankle) is absent from the Cubs' lineup on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 27th
 Andrew Benintendi (thumb) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
 Andrew Benintendi left Friday's game against the Rays with a bruised left thumb, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right ankle injury.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs as the Red Sox beat the Giants by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Andrew Benintendi is not in Saturday's lineup in Philadelphia, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Notes 
 Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros