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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 37
Best Rank# 20# 19
Worst Rank# 52# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 59# 58
Best Rank# 36# 40
Worst Rank# 65# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs1112
RBI3636
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.290.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 42
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 35
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 19
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 36
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 39
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 28
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 52# 33
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512587
   
Runs8981
   
Hits150150
   
Singles9195
   
Doubles2921
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2732
   
RBI9485
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7165
   
Strikeouts86128
   
Batting Average.293.256
   
On Base Pct.405.334
   
Slugging Pct.520.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats200213
   
Runs3431
   
Hits5859
   
Singles3535
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3636
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2823
   
Strikeouts3343
   
Batting Average.290.277
   
On Base Pct.377.346
   
Slugging Pct.508.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
 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
Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
 Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Thursday's spring game against the Rangers due to a blister.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
 
 Anthony Rizzo is primarily expected to bat second for the Cubs in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 20th
 
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
You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
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
Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts