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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
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 23
Best Rank# 7# 16
Worst Rank# 37# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 38
Best Rank# 17# 33
Worst Rank# 21# 51
   
Projections 
   
Runs3531
Home Runs1113
RBI3838
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.302.290
   
Misc 
   
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
RotoChamp
# 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
FantasyPros
# 14# 33
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 23
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 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
Sporfolio
# 27# 29
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 39
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 28
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 19
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 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
FantasyPros
# 22# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 23
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 16
   
KJ
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
FantasyData
# 37# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545313
   
Runs11758
   
Hits17498
   
Singles9345
   
Doubles4426
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs3427
   
RBI12678
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks8052
   
Strikeouts8694
   
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
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197178
   
Runs3531
   
Hits5952
   
Singles3327
   
Doubles1411
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI3838
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2625
   
Strikeouts3351
   
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
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
News 
  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
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
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