Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Anthony Rizzo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
56 of 59 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 24
Best Rank# 7# 17
Worst Rank# 25# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 34
Best Rank# 16# 29
Worst Rank# 25# 37
   
Projections 
   
Runs9388
Home Runs2729
RBI95100
Stolen Bases87
Batting Average.302.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 16# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 23
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 13# 29
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 17# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 24
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 16# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 30
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 17# 19
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 18# 21
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 22
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 22# 34
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 23
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 20
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 14# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 22
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 29
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 16# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 23
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 23
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 24
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 18# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 20
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 20
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 23
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 22
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 26
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 17# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 25
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 17# 23
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 16# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 36
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 28
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 20
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 24# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 22
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618566
   
Runs9474
   
Hits191160
   
Singles120105
   
Doubles4429
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs2325
   
RBI98101
   
Stolen Bases106
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7670
   
Strikeouts13280
   
Batting Average.309.283
   
On Base Pct.388.376
   
Slugging Pct.505.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.846
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568557
   
Runs9388
   
Hits171157
   
Singles10193
   
Doubles3932
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2729
   
RBI95100
   
Stolen Bases87
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7775
   
Strikeouts12687
   
Batting Average.302.281
   
On Base Pct.385.367
   
Slugging Pct.525.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.867
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 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
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
 Freddie Freeman (elbow) is starting at first base and batting third against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right ankle injury.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday's game against the Nationals due to right elbow soreness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's win over the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season
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
Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
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
For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros