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Who Should I Draft?

Fernando Tatis Jr. or Freddie Freeman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 17
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 26# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 17
Best Rank# 14# 16
Worst Rank# 34# 22
   
Projections 
   
Runs3434
Home Runs1011
RBI2836
Stolen Bases82
Batting Average.281.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 6# 52
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 10# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 8# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 19# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 15# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 10# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 10# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 21
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 16# 26
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 16# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 16# 12
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 17# 15
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 14
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 17
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 20# 12
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 20# 14
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 20# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 11
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 21# 17
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 24# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 26# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats334597
   
Runs61113
   
Hits106175
   
Singles65102
   
Doubles1333
   
Triples62
   
Home Runs2238
   
RBI53121
   
Stolen Bases166
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks3087
   
Strikeouts110127
   
Batting Average.317.293
   
On Base Pct.379.387
   
Slugging Pct.590.546
   
On-base Plus Slugging.969.933
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203195
   
Runs3434
   
Hits5758
   
Singles3534
   
Doubles912
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI2836
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks1927
   
Strikeouts6244
   
Batting Average.281.300
   
On Base Pct.342.386
   
Slugging Pct.506.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.848.921
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Padres GM AJ Preller says "it sounds like there's interest on both sides" regarding a Fernando Tatis Jr. contract extension.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Oct 15th
The Braves are looking to lock up 1B Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract extension.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 20th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in the Padres 12-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 9th
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with two doubles, and two runs scored as the Braves fell to the Dodgers 7-3 in Game 5 of the NLCS on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. went 1-for-4 with a single, a stolen base, and three stikeouts as the Padres fell to the Dodgers 5-1 in Game 1 of the NLDS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in the Braves 10-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 16th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, and two walks in the Padres Game 3 Wild Card win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 3rd
Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Braves took down the Dodgers 8-7 in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
 Fernando Tatis Jr. was in full effect on Thursday when he went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI as the Padres evened up the series with the Cardinals to force a Game 3 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Braves 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Oct 13th
Notes 
 Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the more polarizing players for draft season. When we revisit this article next year, we'll either be looking at Tatis as a top-five pick or as a source of debate over how far he should fall after his disappointing second year in the bigs. We know the differential with his expected stats, but do we talk about his plate discipline enough? He had a 29.6 K% last year, with only an 8 BB%. The walk rate is passable, but if Tatis keeps striking out at that rate, it's going to hurt his overall game. Suddenly, you're looking at a guy with 180 strikeouts who's hitting .260. The power/speed combo that he brings is nice, but you can get similar production later in the draft waiting on someone like Bo Bichette, who has a much safer floor for batting average.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 at the outset of renewed camp and has reportedly dealt with some difficult symptoms. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to begin the year with the Braves, though he is apparently on the road to recovery. When healthy, Freeman is a dynamic option, so long as he has recovered from the elbow soreness that plagued him in spring. Don't let Freeman slip too far, but he's out of the second round for now.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 This is high for such a young player with so little track record, but dual-threat HR/SB guys are running out at this stage in drafts. 20/20/.280 is a lock, 25/25/310 is possible and he qualifies at SS. I can't justify drafting a Non-Base stealing bat ahead of Tatis when he should provide 15-20 bases falling out of bed even if he was to miss 20 or so games due to injury. The floor is too high.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 .410 BABIP is unsustainable but Tatis went 22/16 in 84 games as a rookie. Immense upside
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros