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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Jose Altuve (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
39 of 45 experts
13%
Recommended by
6 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 23
Best Rank# 7# 10
Worst Rank# 37# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 30
Best Rank# 17# 27
Worst Rank# 21# 33
   
Projections 
   
Runs3535
Home Runs119
RBI3929
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.305.308
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 19
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 37
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 21
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 25
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 76
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 16
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 23
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 28
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 23
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 27
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 33
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 21
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 35
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 22
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 21
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 25
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 22
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 18
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 10
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 25
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545500
   
Runs11789
   
Hits174149
   
Singles9388
   
Doubles4427
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3431
   
RBI12674
   
Stolen Bases56
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks8041
   
Strikeouts8682
   
Batting Average.319.298
   
On Base Pct.412.353
   
Slugging Pct.598.550
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.010.903
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196204
   
Runs3535
   
Hits6063
   
Singles3441
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI3929
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2719
   
Strikeouts3333
   
Batting Average.305.308
   
On Base Pct.388.366
   
Slugging Pct.543.505
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.871
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
News 
  The Astros cancelled Monday's workout due to not receiving test results from Friday. They were also not tested over the holiday weekend.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Jul 6th
  Jose Altuve went 0-for-3 in Monday's 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Jose Altuve (illness) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
  Jose Altuve will not play in Tuesday’s game, he has the same illness that has been going around the Astros clubhouse and should be back soon.
Aaron Hudson
Tue, Mar 3rd
  Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Astros have come to terms on a two-year contract with manager Dusty Baker.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jan 29th
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
Jose Altuve has lived in the early rounds of fantasy drafts for the past five years. But now, after the cheating scandal and slight decline, Altuve is dropping to the third round. If you haven't noticed yet, second base is a weak position, so it's a good spot to grab Altuve. He's still on the right side of 30, but just temper the expectations for the stolen base numbers to return to vintage Altuve-type numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 While Rendon may be the best overall third basemen in real life, walks and defense don't translate to fantasy. Rather, we are looking at a player without speed but one whose 4-category bat makes him a strong second round pick for the 2020 season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
There is a TON of upside potential for Altuve as much as 15 picks higher than where I am ranking him, but as I do my rankings I keep seeing players I would rather have and more and more doubts that Altuve will get back to stealing 20+ bases. Without those steals, the plus BA isn't enough to make me bite over the alternatives.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Scary drop in SBs and SB success rate. Average dropped under .300 for the first time since 2013. Exit Velocity and Hard hit % were below average so a significant drop in HRs can be assumed. Avoiding at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy