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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 37
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 37# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 58
Best Rank# 17# 40
Worst Rank# 21# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3531
Home Runs1112
RBI3936
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.305.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 42
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545587
   
Runs11781
   
Hits174150
   
Singles9395
   
Doubles4421
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3432
   
RBI12685
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks8065
   
Strikeouts86128
   
Batting Average.319.256
   
On Base Pct.412.334
   
Slugging Pct.598.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.010.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196213
   
Runs3531
   
Hits6059
   
Singles3435
   
Doubles1410
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3936
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2723
   
Strikeouts3343
   
Batting Average.305.277
   
On Base Pct.388.346
   
Slugging Pct.543.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
  Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
  Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
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
You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
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
Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
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
One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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