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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
ECR# 18# 23
Best Rank# 7# 16
Worst Rank# 37# 39
Composite# 20# 38
Best Rank# 17# 33
Worst Rank# 21# 51
Home Runs1113
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.302.290
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 29
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 39
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 27
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 23
Site Projections
# 18# 35
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 30
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 28
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 21
Andrew Gould
# 14# 33
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 23
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 28
Chris Meaney
# 16# 26
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 28
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 24
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 24
Mario Mergola
# 27# 29
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 39
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 21
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 28
Bill Dubiel
# 20# 33
Nick Mariano
# 20# 22
Bobby Sylvester
# 16# 17
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 19
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 28
Donkey Teeth
# 16# 22
Dan Harris
# 23# 29
Pierre Camus
# 14# 33
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 24
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 22
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 19
Ariel Cohen
# 16# 28
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 19
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 30
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 18
Carmen Maiorano
# 22# 36
George Kurtz
# 15# 23
Nate Miller
# 14# 25
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 24
Andrew Seifter
# 17# 16
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 17
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 25
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 31
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 20
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 22
Chris Mitchell
# 37# 23
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
At Bats545313
Home Runs3427
Stolen Bases50
Caught Stealing10
Batting Average.319.313
On Base Pct.412.412
Slugging Pct.598.655
On-base Plus Slugging1.0101.067
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
At Bats197178
Home Runs1113
Stolen Bases21
Caught Stealing10
Batting Average.302.290
On Base Pct.384.379
Slugging Pct.540.569
On-base Plus Slugging.924.948
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
  The Astros placed Yordan Alvarez on the injured list for undisclosed reasons.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
  Yordan Alvarez has not yet made an appearance at Astros summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
  Yordan Alvarez (personal) hasn’t arrived in Houston for spring training 2.0 due to personal reasons.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
  The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
  Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
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
It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
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
Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
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