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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Yoan Moncada (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
34 of 52 experts
35%
Recommended by
18 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 40
Best Rank# 20# 18
Worst Rank# 64# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 69
Best Rank# 44# 64
Worst Rank# 66# 108
   
Projections 
   
Runs3332
Home Runs109
RBI3428
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.285.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 61
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 62# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 40
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 52
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 42
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 36
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 41# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 54
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 31# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 58
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 59# 70
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 46
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 34# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 35# 43
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 35# 34
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 40# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 41# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 39
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 43# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 28
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 61# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 61# 31
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 64# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512511
   
Runs8983
   
Hits150161
   
Singles9197
   
Doubles2934
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI9479
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7140
   
Strikeouts86154
   
Batting Average.293.315
   
On Base Pct.405.367
   
Slugging Pct.520.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.915
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats191199
   
Runs3332
   
Hits5555
   
Singles3333
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI3428
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2620
   
Strikeouts3263
   
Batting Average.285.277
   
On Base Pct.371.343
   
Slugging Pct.503.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 9-5 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 27th
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run in a 3-2 loss to the Indians on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 7-1 loss to the Reds on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 19th
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 14th
 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
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 9th
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
Yoan Moncada is going to have a high BABIP, but a .406 BABIP even for Moncada is high, and it's a big reason for his .315 batting average in 2019, which is the clear outlier of his albeit young career so far. Moncada saw his strikeout rate go down in 2019 to 27.5%, but his walk rate also decreased from 2018. For a player who has a 70 speed tool, his high for steals in a season in the big leagues is 12. The way the White Sox are with their approach to steals is a reason that you shouldn't expect Moncada, Luis Robert, or Tim Anderson to carry you in those categories. At a deep position, you can easily pivot away from Moncada at this price point.
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
Moncada has imperfections but I can't help but dream on the tools. He is a physical freak with flaws that have prevented him from fully realizing his ability. I will continue to push him higher up my rankings than others do until I finally no longer can justify doing it. 2B/3B eligibility in leagues where he qualifies that way makes it that much easier to buy into the upside.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
High upside pick, well worth his ADP. Broke out last season and is still only 24 years old. Has good a shot as anyone to jump into the top two rounds next season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Took a major step forward in 2019. Still just 24 years old.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports