Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Anthony Rendon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
55 of 59 experts
7%
Recommended by
4 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 27
Best Rank# 17# 19
Worst Rank# 36# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 41
Best Rank# 29# 39
Worst Rank# 37# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs8887
Home Runs2924
RBI10093
Stolen Bases75
Batting Average.281.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 21# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 26
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 41
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 29# 52
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 24# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 31
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 27
   
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Beast Dome
# 30# 42
   
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 31
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 22# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 39
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 28
   
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Sporfolio
# 29# 41
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 17# 19
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 26
   
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RotoBaller
# 26# 28
   
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RotoBaller
# 23# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 25
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 26# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 23
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 26# 29
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 24# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 33
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 23# 26
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 22# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 32
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 19# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 29
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 22# 26
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 22# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 22
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 22
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 31
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats566529
   
Runs7488
   
Hits160163
   
Singles10593
   
Doubles2944
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2524
   
RBI10192
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7055
   
Strikeouts8082
   
Batting Average.283.308
   
On Base Pct.376.374
   
Slugging Pct.470.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.909
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats557544
   
Runs8887
   
Hits157160
   
Singles9395
   
Doubles3240
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2924
   
RBI10093
   
Stolen Bases75
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7565
   
Strikeouts8790
   
Batting Average.281.294
   
On Base Pct.367.370
   
Slugging Pct.501.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.876
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-3 with three walks and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right ankle injury.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 17th
 Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Notes 
 Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
Andrew Gould - 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