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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Morton or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 48
Best Rank# 22# 17
Worst Rank# 102# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 57
Best Rank# 42# 38
Worst Rank# 58# 60
   
Projections 
   
Runs31
Home Runs712
RBI36
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.275
Strikeouts7743
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.41
WHIP1.17
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 53# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 71# 85
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 71
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 27# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 38# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 42# 130
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 51# 65
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 48# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 51# 55
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 67# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 57
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 49
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 28# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 54# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 43# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 47
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 29# 63
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 52
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 45# 50
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 52
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 43# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 38# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 41# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 42# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 43# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 53# 41
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 47
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 59# 45
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 67# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 67# 24
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 79# 68
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 102# 55
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs81
   
Home Runs1532
   
RBI85
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.256
   
Strikeouts240128
   
Wins16
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.05
   
WHIP1.08
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs31
   
Home Runs712
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.275
   
Strikeouts7743
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.41
   
WHIP1.17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Charlie Morton
SP - TB
Charlie Morton
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Charlie Morton allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six over four 1/3 innings during Friday's 6-2 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 24th
Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 Charlie Morton allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six over five 2/3 scoreless innings during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sun, Oct 18th
Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Charlie Morton will start Saturday's Game 7 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Charlie Morton allowed five hits and one walk while striking out five across five scoreless innings during Monday's 4-2 win over the Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 12th
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 Charlie Morton allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Wednesday’s 8-4 win over the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 8th
Manny Machado belted his 13th homer of the summer in the Padres' 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 11th
Notes 
 He's no longer Ground Chuck, as the Astros and Rays were able to tap into the electric stuff that Morton has. It's hard to argue with the success that he's had over the past few seasons, but what hurts Morton - and fantasy managers - is that the breakout came late in his career. He's 35, and he said he "fully expects" to hang up his cleats at the end of his current contract. If he's the same pitcher as he has been the past few years, you're getting a steal here. But age and durability concerns have to be on your mind if you draft him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
Dan Harris - 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
 Had the best season of his career in 2019. If he comes close to matching it his ADP will make him a big-time value
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros