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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Lowe or Kevin Newman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Lowe
1B,2B - TB
Brandon Lowe
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
28 of 44 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 117# 123
Best Rank# 76# 78
Worst Rank# 164# 206
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 190# 206
Best Rank# 177# 189
Worst Rank# 235# 223
   
Projections 
   
Runs2624
Home Runs94
RBI2821
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.255.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 130# 133
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 118# 143
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 76# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 126# 151
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 116# 131
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 124# 129
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 111# 206
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 118# 128
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 114# 128
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 117# 122
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 125# 127
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 94# 164
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 114# 121
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 119# 121
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 119# 122
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 146# 192
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 113
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 100# 102
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 99# 128
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 111# 154
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 123# 186
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 157# 164
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 145
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 137
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 133# 156
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 117# 149
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 120# 135
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 115# 124
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 100# 84
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 114# 110
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 121# 115
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 123# 121
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 123# 120
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 124# 110
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 126# 109
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 126# 107
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 131# 107
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 133# 117
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 133# 106
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 135# 127
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 135# 125
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 136# 112
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 164# 102
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 115
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Lowe
1B,2B - TB
Brandon Lowe
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats296493
   
Runs4261
   
Hits80152
   
Singles44114
   
Doubles1720
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs1712
   
RBI5164
   
Stolen Bases516
   
Caught Stealing08
   
Walks2528
   
Strikeouts11362
   
Batting Average.270.308
   
On Base Pct.336.354
   
Slugging Pct.514.446
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.800
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Lowe
1B,2B - TB
Brandon Lowe
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats181196
   
Runs2624
   
Hits4656
   
Singles2641
   
Doubles109
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs94
   
RBI2821
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks1812
   
Strikeouts6028
   
Batting Average.255.285
   
On Base Pct.322.326
   
Slugging Pct.465.404
   
On-base Plus Slugging.787.730
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Lowe
1B,2B - TB
Brandon Lowe
Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
News 
 Brandon Lowe went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Rays' loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 12th
 
 Brandon Lowe went 1-for-1 with two walks and a run scored in the Rays' 5-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
Notes 
 It's hard to trust a Ray who isn't named Meadows, but the Rays seem intent to make Lowe their everyday second baseman this year. He has added value in OBP leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Newman played well in his first taste of big-league action, but he's already 26 years old, so the ceiling is limited.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Lowe didn't have a high prospect pedigree nor did he perform in his rookie debut but he blew up last year for the Rays, hitting 17 homers and driving in 51 runs in just 296 at-bats. Don't be surprised if that grows to 25 and 10 with a solid batting average over a full year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
A leadoff hitter who bat .308 last year with 12 home runs and 16 steals in just 130 games? What's not to like? Fine, he is one of the worst in the league in terms of barrel percentage and hard hit rate but even still, he had an expected batting average of .291 last year. Newman won't blow you away, but he'll chip in everywhere, especially the scarce categories. Don't forget about him on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If Lowe stays healthy and builds off his 2019, he has a shot to drastically outplay his ADP. There are significant question marks, however, as he has injury concerns and struck out in 34% of his at bats.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Newman was expected to hit for average with 15-20 steals but just because he accomplished it as a rookie doesn't mean we can quite expect that performance in 2020. Rather, his MLB season was actually better than anything he ever did in the minors.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  Had a tremendous rookie season. Hard to gauge whether it is repeatable as it was better than his stops in the minors. Luckily, you don't have to pay a high price to find out.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy