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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Eloy Jimenez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
34 of 52 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 38
Best Rank# 20# 28
Worst Rank# 64# 84
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 59
Best Rank# 44# 49
Worst Rank# 66# 80
   
Projections 
   
Runs3329
Home Runs1012
RBI3434
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.285.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 46
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 43# 58
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 84
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 32
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 39
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 36
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 55
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 45
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 44
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 64
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 38
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 62
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 63
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 36
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 32
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 53
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 34# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 35# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 33
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 40# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 38
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 59# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 64# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512468
   
Runs8969
   
Hits150125
   
Singles9174
   
Doubles2918
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2731
   
RBI9479
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7130
   
Strikeouts86134
   
Batting Average.293.267
   
On Base Pct.405.316
   
Slugging Pct.520.513
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.828
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats191197
   
Runs3329
   
Hits5555
   
Singles3332
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI3434
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2614
   
Strikeouts3251
   
Batting Average.285.280
   
On Base Pct.371.327
   
Slugging Pct.503.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.851
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Eloy Jimenez
LF - CWS
Eloy Jimenez
News 
 Anthony Rizzo is not focused on his $16.5M contract option that the Cubs can exercise for 2021.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Oct 2nd
Eloy Jimenez was removed from Game 3 of the Wild Card Round in the third inning.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 1st
 Anthony Rizzo homered in the top of the first inning Wednesday to put the Cubs up 1-0. It was his 11th of the season and second in two days. For the second straight game, the Rizzo blast was the only time the Cubs scored.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 24th
OF Eloy Jimenez (foot) will bat cleanup as the designated hitter for Thursday's Game 3 of the Wild Card Series against the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 1st
 Anthony Rizzo drove an eighth-inning pitch into the rightfield stands to tie the game. It was his 10th home run of the season, and the first to come with a runner on.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 23rd
Eloy Jimenez (foot) is once again absent from Wednesday's Game 2 lineup.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 30th
 Anthony Rizzo walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning Friday. He would come around to score and the run would hold up as the Cubs would win 1-0.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 19th
Eloy Jimenez (foot) is absent from the White Sox lineup in Game 1 of their Wild Card series against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
 Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 on Tuesday with a hit-by-pitch and RBI against the Indians. The Cubs won, 6-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Sep 15th
Eloy Jimenez (foot) ran on the field on Monday and feels "much better."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 28th
Notes 
 I consider 1B's less valuable and while Rizzo is a heck of a hitter, I can't draft them or him as high as equal or dual-threat guys. I do still take him before the next tier of SP, which begins with Castillo and Corbin.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
If you checked out early for fantasy football, you may have missed how Eloy Jimenez finished the season. He hit .325 with 12 home runs and a near 1.000 OPS in his final 40 games of the year. It gives renewed optimism for those invested in Jimenez after he had a solid - not great - rookie campaign, though injuries cut short a mid-season hot streak. It's smart to bet on a pedigree with prospects like Jimenez and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. When you see a long stretch of success, it gives you a reason to push them up and remain optimistic in their present and future value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Hit .308 with a .917 OPS over the final two months of rookie season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports