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Anthony Rendon or Miguel Andujar (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 67
Best Rank# 19# 46
Worst Rank# 56# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 79
Best Rank# 39# 66
Worst Rank# 45# 88
   
Projections 
   
Runs8776
Home Runs2424
RBI9386
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.294.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 22# 46
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 60
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 41# 80
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 52# 54
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 27# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 66
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 31# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 53
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 60
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 56# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 27# 64
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 21# 62
   
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Beast Dome
# 42# 61
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 30# 52
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 28# 70
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 33# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 48
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 45# 75
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 30# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 63
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 37# 71
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 38# 74
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 55
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 31# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 27# 64
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 57
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 47
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 26# 58
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 66
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 28# 63
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 25# 61
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 27# 76
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 49
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 26# 52
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 59
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 28# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 37# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 29# 103
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 64
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 29# 54
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 28# 64
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 26# 63
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 32# 59
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 27# 68
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 29# 52
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 26# 88
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 53
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats529573
   
Runs8883
   
Hits163170
   
Singles9394
   
Doubles4447
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2427
   
RBI9292
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5525
   
Strikeouts8297
   
Batting Average.308.297
   
On Base Pct.374.328
   
Slugging Pct.535.527
   
On-base Plus Slugging.909.855
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544543
   
Runs8776
   
Hits160155
   
Singles9592
   
Doubles4037
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2424
   
RBI9386
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks6528
   
Strikeouts9091
   
Batting Average.294.285
   
On Base Pct.370.320
   
Slugging Pct.506.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.817
   
  Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Miguel Andujar
3B,DH - NYY
Miguel Andujar
News 
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a solo home run, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 21st
Miguel Andujar has opted to get shoulder surgery to repair his torn labrum. He will have season-ending surgery on Monday.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 15th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
Andujar's MRI came back "about identical" to the one he had the first week of April, according to manager Aaron Boone. The third baseman is expected to decide within the next 24 hours whether he will have surgery.
James Bisson
Tue, May 14th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBIs in Friday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Manager Aaron Boone acknowledged that Miguel Andujar (shoulder) could require season-ending surgery after the third baseman was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Tue, May 14th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, and three RBIs in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox. The homers were his 13th and 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
The Yankees placed Miguel Andujar on the 10-day IL with a right labrum tear.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 13th
 Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Andujar will likely be placed on the 10-day IL either Monday or Tuesday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said prior to Monday's game against Baltimore.
James Bisson
Mon, May 13th
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
Andujar flew under the radar until his major breakout last season. We've seen players like that face major challenges in their sophomore campaign so beware of the risk associated with picking him, but as we've seen, the upside is tantalizing and may prove well worth a mid-round pick.
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
Andujar's rookie season went as well as even the most optimistic Yankees fan could have hoped. His .297/83/27/92/2 line was good enough to make him the seventh-most valuable third baseman in standard 5x5 leagues. The 27 home runs feels like a high water mark, at least for this stage of his career, and the batting average in particular is probably due for a bit of a correction, although he can still be above average there thanks to some pretty good contact skills. Fantasy owners should expect last season's production as a best case scenario for Andujar, and be satisfied if he approaches a .280 average and 25 HRs, as most of the projection systems expect.
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
Right out of the gate, Andujar provided a rare blend of elite contact (.297 BA) and power (27 HRs) for the Yankees. A 4.1% walk rate is far from ideal, and atrocious defense at third base limits his real-life value. Neither flaw hurt his five-by-five worth last season, but beware paying the Yankee Tax on a youngster who may have peaked early. Statcast's .319 xwOBA hints at some potential sophomore regression.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros