Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Andrew Benintendi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
52 of 59 experts
12%
Recommended by
7 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 21
Best Rank# 7# 12
Worst Rank# 25# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 29
Best Rank# 16# 29
Worst Rank# 25# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9399
Home Runs2719
RBI9583
Stolen Bases819
Batting Average.302.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 16# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 20
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 13# 33
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 17# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 24
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 16# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 24
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 17# 25
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 18# 23
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 22
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 22# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 14# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 20
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 16# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 18# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 19
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 17# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 19
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 17# 21
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 16# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 21
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 17
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 18
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 24# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 17
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 14
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618579
   
Runs94103
   
Hits191168
   
Singles120105
   
Doubles4441
   
Triples46
   
Home Runs2316
   
RBI9887
   
Stolen Bases1021
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks7671
   
Strikeouts132106
   
Batting Average.309.290
   
On Base Pct.388.366
   
Slugging Pct.505.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.830
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568578
   
Runs9399
   
Hits171165
   
Singles101103
   
Doubles3938
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2719
   
RBI9583
   
Stolen Bases819
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks7769
   
Strikeouts126104
   
Batting Average.302.286
   
On Base Pct.385.362
   
Slugging Pct.525.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.827
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 Freddie Freeman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Oct 18th
Andrew Benintendi (thumb) is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 23rd
 Freddie Freeman reportedly might need off-season surgery to address bone spurs in his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
Andrew Benintendi (thumb) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in Thursday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 20th
Andrew Benintendi left Friday's game against the Rays with a bruised left thumb, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
 Freddie Freeman (elbow) is starting at first base and batting third against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs as the Red Sox beat the Giants by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
 Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday's game against the Nationals due to right elbow soreness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
Andrew Benintendi is not in Saturday's lineup in Philadelphia, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Notes 
 First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Freeman bounced back from an injury-shortened 2017 season to finish as the number one fantasy first baseman in 2018, despite a precipitous drop in his power output. Freeman may struggle to return to the 30-HR plateau if he continues to hit as few fly balls as he did last year, but he's now produced a .300 batting average in three straight seasons, is good for 5-10 steals, and should continue to see healthy run and RBI totals as the Braves' lineup comes into its own. Consider him a decent bet to again finish as the number one 1B in fantasy.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He'd be fantasy's undisputed top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers. Now he's simply competing with Paul Goldschmidt for top billing as second-round mainstays. Now that he has slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe pick with MVP upside.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros