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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Paddack or Matt Olson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 58# 57
Best Rank# 20# 28
Worst Rank# 160# 119
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 53
Best Rank# 42# 49
Worst Rank# 71# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs30
Home Runs139
RBI36
Stolen Bases0
Batting Avg.258
Strikeouts5865
Wins4
Saves0
ERA3.77
WHIP1.13
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 56# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 58
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 45# 78
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 57# 65
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 57
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 47# 113
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 61
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 52# 63
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 31# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 87
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 56
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 58# 63
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 56# 64
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 68# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 67
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 86
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 67
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 60
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 68
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 78
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 64# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 71
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 63
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 158# 28
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 65# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 58# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 44# 38
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 48# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 98# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 45
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 65# 45
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 46# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 71# 49
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 82# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 64# 49
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 74# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 57# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 69# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 62# 59
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 69# 59
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 91# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 160# 90
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 128# 119
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs73
   
Home Runs3623
   
RBI91
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.267
   
Strikeouts138153
   
Wins9
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.33
   
WHIP0.98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs30
   
Home Runs139
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.258
   
Strikeouts5865
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.77
   
WHIP1.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Chris Paddack
SP - SD
Chris Paddack
News 
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the A's 9-7 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
Chris Paddack was hammered on Wednesday when he surrendered six runs on eight hits with one strikeout over 2 1/3 innings in the Padres Game 1 Wild Card loss to the Cardinals.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 1st
 Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk as the A's fell to the Astros 10-5 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
Chris Paddack will start Game 1 for the Padres in their Wild Card series against the Saint Louis Cardinals.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 29th
 Matt Olson went a combined 3-for-6 with three singles in Oakland's doubleheader against the Mariners on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 27th
Chris Paddack took the loss in his final regular season start on Friday against the Giants, surrendering five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 26th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and three strikeouts as the A's blanked the Giants 6-0 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 19th
Chris Paddack earned the win on Friday against Seattle, limiting the Mariners' offense to one hit over six scoreless innings.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two strikeouts in the A's 3-1 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 16th
Chris Paddack (ankle) will start on Friday against the Seattle Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 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
Very good SP that could break out in 2020. 60 games rather than the long, drawn out grind of 162 could help establish him as one of the best in the business on the bump without having to prove he can maintain his Ace stuff over the durability test that is a full 162. I bet he is overdraft in 2021, but in 2020 he could be a #1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
The Padres actually managed to have Chris Paddack on an innings limit that didn't totally drive fantasy managers mad. He showed that he could hold up over the course of a full season, and he more than performed to the lofty expectations that were thrust upon him when he made the Padres Opening Day roster. Paddack is working on developing his curveball, and if he's able to throw that with more regularity, he's going to have three plus-pitches. We haven't even begun to see his upside."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Hit 36 homers in just 127 games last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Allowed more than two walks just twice in 26 starts, resulting in a 0.98 WHIP for the season
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros