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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Matt Olson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 42
Best Rank# 20# 21
Worst Rank# 52# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 60
Best Rank# 37# 42
Worst Rank# 65# 70
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs1114
RBI3636
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.291.261
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 40
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 49
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 47
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 44
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 32
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 24
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 52# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512483
   
Runs8973
   
Hits150129
   
Singles9167
   
Doubles2926
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs2736
   
RBI9491
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7151
   
Strikeouts86138
   
Batting Average.293.267
   
On Base Pct.405.351
   
Slugging Pct.520.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats200198
   
Runs3431
   
Hits5852
   
Singles3528
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1114
   
RBI3636
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2823
   
Strikeouts3357
   
Batting Average.291.261
   
On Base Pct.377.339
   
Slugging Pct.509.512
   
On-base Plus Slugging.886.851
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Anthony Rizzo (back) missed Thursday’s intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
Matt Olson went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday’s match up with the Dodgers. He is hitting .125 with a .550 OPS so far this spring.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
 
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
Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
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
After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts