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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Fernando Tatis Jr. (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
27 of 46 experts
41%
Recommended by
19 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 14
Best Rank# 10# 6
Worst Rank# 52# 31
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 18
Best Rank# 15# 14
Worst Rank# 19# 32
   
Projections 
   
Runs3234
Home Runs1111
RBI3528
Stolen Bases28
Batting Average.300.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 16
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 15
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 14
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 16
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 24
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 17
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 13
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 17
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 12# 17
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 20
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 12# 20
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 9
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 35# 24
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597334
   
Runs11361
   
Hits175106
   
Singles10265
   
Doubles3313
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs3822
   
RBI12153
   
Stolen Bases616
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks8730
   
Strikeouts127110
   
Batting Average.293.317
   
On Base Pct.387.379
   
Slugging Pct.546.590
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.969
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats184204
   
Runs3234
   
Hits5558
   
Singles3235
   
Doubles129
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI3528
   
Stolen Bases28
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks2619
   
Strikeouts4263
   
Batting Average.300.284
   
On Base Pct.386.344
   
Slugging Pct.538.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.852
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Fernando Tatis Jr.
SS - SD
Fernando Tatis Jr.
News 
 David O'Brien of The Athletic heard from someone close to Freddie Freeman that the star first baseman is "doing much better."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Fernando Tatis Jr. missed a second day of summer camp due to a headache. He has tested negative for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 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
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) is starting in Monday's Cactus League matchup against the Dodgers, leading off and playing shortstop.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 9th
 The Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) returned to action at Padres camp on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
 1B Freddie Freeman has tested positive for Coronavirus, per Braves’ manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
Fernando Tatis Jr. (illness) returned to the Padres' spring training facility Thursday, but will need a few more days to recover before rejoining the team's lineup in game action.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Mar 5th
 Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and should return Friday, according to manager Brian Snitker.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
Padres GM A.J. Preller says the team has no plans to move Fernando Tatis Jr. to center field.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 13th
Notes 
 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
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 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
Tatis was sensational in his half of season with 22 homers, 16 steals and a .317 batting average but every underlying metric available to us screams significant regression. He is a strong source of power and speed but expect the BA to plummet.
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
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
 Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
.410 BABIP is unsustainable but Tatis went 22/16 in 84 games as a rookie. Immense upside
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros