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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 32
Best Rank# 10# 20
Worst Rank# 47# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 59
Best Rank# 14# 36
Worst Rank# 19# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs3434
Home Runs1211
RBI3736
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.302.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 35
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 28
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 12# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597512
   
Runs11389
   
Hits175150
   
Singles10291
   
Doubles3329
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3827
   
RBI12194
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks8771
   
Strikeouts12786
   
Batting Average.293.293
   
On Base Pct.387.405
   
Slugging Pct.546.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194200
   
Runs3434
   
Hits5958
   
Singles3435
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3736
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2728
   
Strikeouts4333
   
Batting Average.302.290
   
On Base Pct.388.376
   
Slugging Pct.548.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.885
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Freeman's wife, Chelsea, posted on Instagram that he has been feeling better since testing positive for the virus on Sunday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 The Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
 1B Freddie Freeman has tested positive for Coronavirus, per Braves’ manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Anthony Rizzo is planning to play in the 2020 MLB season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and should return Friday, according to manager Brian Snitker.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
Anthony Rizzo (blister) played first base and hit second on Saturday against the Reds, going 0-for-2 with a run scored.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Mar 8th
 Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's spring game against the Orioles for what the team said is a family matter.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Thursday's spring game against the Rangers due to a blister.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 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
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There's no reason to doubt Freeman's outstanding performance when healthy, but the fact that he's already dealing with elbow soreness after purportedly fighting through it last year is a bit discouraging. Unless Freeman's injury lingers deep into the spring, don't knock him too much, as his combination of batting average, power, and overall safety is rare. But for now, it's worth dropping him closer to the back end of the second round than the front.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Freeman might not be the most exciting second round pick, but the floor over the past four years has been a .300 hitter with 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and 25 homers. Last season he was at 113 runs, 38 HRs and 121 RBIs so it isn't like his ceiling is too bad either.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts