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Anthony Rendon or George Springer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 32
Best Rank# 19# 12
Worst Rank# 56# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 48
Best Rank# 39# 43
Worst Rank# 45# 60
   
Projections 
   
Runs87103
Home Runs2427
RBI9378
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.294.270
   
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  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats529544
   
Runs88102
   
Hits163144
   
Singles9396
   
Doubles4426
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2422
   
RBI9271
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks5564
   
Strikeouts82122
   
Batting Average.308.265
   
On Base Pct.374.346
   
Slugging Pct.535.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.909.780
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544561
   
Runs87103
   
Hits160151
   
Singles9596
   
Doubles4028
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2427
   
RBI9378
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks6567
   
Strikeouts90126
   
Batting Average.294.270
   
On Base Pct.370.347
   
Slugging Pct.506.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.814
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
News 
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-3 with three walks and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 22nd
George Springer went 3-for-5 with three homers and four RBI in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 17th
George Springer went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
George Springer 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
George Springer went 2-for-2 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Notes 
 Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Springer is one of a handful of stars who started off their season with a rough patch. He started to turn in around in the second half before his injury, but only enough to get his final line to 22 homers and a .265 batting average. If he can stay healthy, Springer might lead the AL in runs scored along with plenty of homers and RBIs, but the speed has essentially disappeared
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
After nearly going 40-40 in the minor leagues in 2013, Springer seemed like he could be a fantasy monster, but he simply hasn't been the same player at the Major League level. He's certainly been no slouch, scoring over 100 runs in three straight seasons while also averaging 28 home runs over that stretch, but he hasn't swiped even double digit bases since 2015 and is a career .265 hitter. He should continue to rack up the counting stats as long as he's hitting atop the Astros' productive lineup, and isn't an awful pick in the fifth or sixth round of fantasy drafts, but his once sky-high fantasy upside nows seems like a thing of the past.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
It was a rough year for Springer Dingers, as the Astros outfielder deposited just 22 homers with a pedestrian .265/.346/.434 slash line. Thumb and quad injuries sapped his power late in the season and limited him to 140 games for the second straight year, and yet he managed over 100 runs for the third consecutive campaign. Caught stealing 21 times in 41 times, he's no longer a steals asset. He's looking more like a floor compiler who could underwhelm without a return to roughly 30 dingers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros