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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 46
Best Rank# 20# 22
Worst Rank# 52# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 74
Best Rank# 36# 70
Worst Rank# 65# 77
   
Projections 
   
Runs3429
Home Runs1111
RBI3637
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.290.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 44
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 63
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 50
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 61
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 47
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 41
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 53
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 52# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 51
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 47
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 44
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 41
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 48
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 31
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 43
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 42
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512634
   
Runs8985
   
Hits150179
   
Singles91107
   
Doubles2938
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2733
   
RBI94122
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks7136
   
Strikeouts86152
   
Batting Average.293.282
   
On Base Pct.405.329
   
Slugging Pct.520.502
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats200208
   
Runs3429
   
Hits5858
   
Singles3533
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI3637
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2814
   
Strikeouts3348
   
Batting Average.290.281
   
On Base Pct.376.327
   
Slugging Pct.508.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
 
 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
How many guesses would it take you to land on Jose Abreu as the AL leader in RBIs in 2019? He's not a sexy player, and frankly, he never has been. But he's a consistent source of RBIs and his batting average bounced back after a down year in the category in 2018. Even if he doesn't drive in 123 runs again, he's in the best lineup of his career, and he's a lock as a top 10 first baseman.
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
Abreu outperformed Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt last season, knocking 33 homers with 122 RBIs and a solid as always .282 BA. He hasn't slowed down one bit despite the age so you can rely on him to produce once again if you grab him in the 7th round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Super reliable option with a now improved lineup. Very safe and consistent pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
high GB EV, low GB pull, increased EV, barrel rate and hard-hit %
Al Melchior - The Athletic