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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Stephen Strasburg (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
34 of 55 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 26
Best Rank# 7# 17
Worst Rank# 116# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 23
Best Rank# 19# 21
Worst Rank# 24# 26
   
Projections 
   
Runs35
Home Runs119
RBI38
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.297
Strikeouts3380
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.62
WHIP1.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 20# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 30
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 13# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 35
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 9# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 78
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 19# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 16# 19
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 33
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 56
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 21# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 20# 26
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 18# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 23
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 19# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 31
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 32
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 19# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 28
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 20
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 26# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 31# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 32# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 39# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 23
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 30
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 43# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 43# 28
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 49# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 25
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 58# 27
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 58# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 59# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 116# 63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs117
   
Home Runs3424
   
RBI126
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.319
   
Strikeouts86251
   
Wins18
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.32
   
WHIP1.04
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs35
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI38
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.297
   
Strikeouts3380
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.62
   
WHIP1.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Stephen Strasburg
SP - WSH
Stephen Strasburg
News 
 Anthony Rendon did not play Saturday or during Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery Wednesday for carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 26th
 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
Stephen Strasburg will have hand surgery on Wednesday in Baltimore. The procedure is to repair the carpel tunnel neuritis in his right hand.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 23rd
 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
Stephen Strasburg (hand) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, and will undergo surgery next week.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 22nd
 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
Nationals co-ace Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his right ahnd.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 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
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start yesterday in the first inning, is headed back to the injured list. Strasburg began the year on the IL due to a nerve issue in his hand.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 15th
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 can't fully trust Strasburg to stay healthy and the Nat's have babied his inning totals his entire career. The ability is elite, the production and my ranking is slightly dinged by his lack of durability.
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
Strasburg is coming off of a year where he threw 209 regular season innings on top of 36 innings in the playoffs, so he has the workload carryover concern for 2020. In 2014, Strasburg threw 215 innings, and he followed it up with 127 in the next season, so the shortened season should help him out this year. Add to the workload and injury concerns that his 2019 velocity and movement most resembled that of Pablo Lopez, Jake Arrieta, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Mahle. Strasburg is a top-12 pitcher still, yes, but you should look to pair another higher-end SP with him as insurance.
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
Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Come for the safe floor and hope he hits his ceiling batting behind Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
A candidate to be over drafted coming off career-year and playoff heroics
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros