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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Javier Baez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 20
Best Rank# 7# 8
Worst Rank# 80# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 32
Best Rank# 19# 27
Worst Rank# 24# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3535
Home Runs1112
RBI3836
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.297.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 17# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 26
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 53
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 17# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 15# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 30
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 15# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 17# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 19# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 18
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 28# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 18
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 12
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 32# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 23
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 41# 20
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 44# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 80# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545531
   
Runs11789
   
Hits174149
   
Singles9378
   
Doubles4438
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs3429
   
RBI12685
   
Stolen Bases511
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks8028
   
Strikeouts86156
   
Batting Average.319.281
   
On Base Pct.412.316
   
Slugging Pct.598.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.010.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197216
   
Runs3535
   
Hits5960
   
Singles3334
   
Doubles1414
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3836
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2612
   
Strikeouts3362
   
Batting Average.297.279
   
On Base Pct.380.317
   
Slugging Pct.534.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Anthony Rendon did not play Saturday or during Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday, hitting a single. He also struck out twice a left two men on base in the 5-1 defeat.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
 Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with two RBI, a double, and two walks in a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Friday night.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 19th
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 on Friday against the White Sox, hitting a solo homer and a double. The Cubs won 10-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 26th
 Anthony Rendon snapped out of his recent mini-slump in style on Thursday when he drilled a two-run, first inning home run to center field off of Arizona starter Alex Young. Rendon later added a double and finished the night 2-for-4 with one run and 2 RBI.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Sep 18th
Javier Baez hit seventh on Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and stranded four men on base. The Cubs lost, 2-1.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Sep 24th
 Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-5 on Wednesday night while chipping in an RBI groundout in a 9-6 loss to Arizona.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 17th
Javier Baez hit sixth in the order on Monday and went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single and a strikeout. The Cubs won, 5-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Sep 21st
 Angels star third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
Javier Baez went 0-for-3 on Friday against the Twins with two strikeouts. The Cubs won, 1-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 19th
Notes 
 For years, Rendon was the poster boy for the most underrated player in fantasy. Coming off his career year, he's underrated no more. Now the price that you have to pay for him leaves very little room for a net gain, and in order for him to return a positive ROI, you need him to replicate his 2019 numbers, which were, by the way, career highs across the board, aside from stolen bases. He's also taking an L with the switch in ballparks in every major ballpark factor. The position is deep, and while Rendon is safe here, you're banking on a lot in order to get a solid return from your second-round pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs attempted only 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Great baseball player, contributes BA, which is rare these days, but no steals and one big career home run season? I am not buying in on 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Come for the safe floor and hope he hits his ceiling batting behind Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros