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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 50
Best Rank# 20# 26
Worst Rank# 52# 78
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 57
Best Rank# 36# 54
Worst Rank# 65# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3434
Home Runs117
RBI3627
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.290.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 65
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 55
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 66
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 77
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 58
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 67
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 57
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 48
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 59
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 58
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 53
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 37
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 52# 59
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 65
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 61
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 60
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 56
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 56
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 57
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 37
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 78
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 36
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 45
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512602
   
Runs89109
   
Hits150197
   
Singles91136
   
Doubles2933
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2726
   
RBI94102
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7146
   
Strikeouts8690
   
Batting Average.293.327
   
On Base Pct.405.375
   
Slugging Pct.520.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats200203
   
Runs3434
   
Hits5861
   
Singles3542
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs117
   
RBI3627
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2817
   
Strikeouts3333
   
Batting Average.290.300
   
On Base Pct.376.353
   
Slugging Pct.508.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.809
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
The Yankees officially placed LeMahieu on the 10-day IL following his COVID-19 diagnosis on Saturday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Anthony Rizzo is planning to play in the 2020 MLB season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 
 Anthony Rizzo (blister) played first base and hit second on Saturday against the Reds, going 0-for-2 with a run scored.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Mar 8th
 
 Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Thursday's spring game against the Rangers due to a blister.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
 
Notes 
 It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts