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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Keston Hiura (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 33
Best Rank# 20# 19
Worst Rank# 52# 67
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 49
Best Rank# 37# 42
Worst Rank# 65# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3531
Home Runs1011
RBI3532
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.287.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 27
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 49
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 40
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 38
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 55
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 39
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 37
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 41
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 55
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 31
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 25
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 33
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 29
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 24
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 52# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512314
   
Runs8951
   
Hits15095
   
Singles9151
   
Doubles2923
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2719
   
RBI9449
   
Stolen Bases59
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7125
   
Strikeouts86107
   
Batting Average.293.303
   
On Base Pct.405.368
   
Slugging Pct.520.570
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.938
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats200202
   
Runs3531
   
Hits5757
   
Singles3532
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI3532
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2715
   
Strikeouts3461
   
Batting Average.287.282
   
On Base Pct.373.333
   
Slugging Pct.503.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Anthony Rizzo (back) took live batting practice on Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 12th
 
 Anthony Rizzo (back) is participating in infield drills at Cubs summer camp on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
 
 Anthony Rizzo (back) missed Thursday’s intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 
 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
 
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
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
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
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts