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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Rafael Devers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 16
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 37# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 26
Best Rank# 17# 21
Worst Rank# 21# 27
   
Projections 
   
Runs3539
Home Runs1112
RBI3937
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.305.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 22
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 28
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 17
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 15
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 15
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 26
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 20
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545647
   
Runs117129
   
Hits174201
   
Singles93111
   
Doubles4454
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs3432
   
RBI126115
   
Stolen Bases58
   
Caught Stealing18
   
Walks8048
   
Strikeouts86119
   
Batting Average.319.311
   
On Base Pct.412.361
   
Slugging Pct.598.555
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.010.916
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196220
   
Runs3539
   
Hits6065
   
Singles3437
   
Doubles1416
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3937
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2717
   
Strikeouts3344
   
Batting Average.305.297
   
On Base Pct.388.348
   
Slugging Pct.543.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
  Rafael Devers is joining Red Sox summer camp at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
  Rafael Devers launched his first home run of the spring on Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Braves 4-2 in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
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
This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
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
Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 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
 
 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