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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Javier Baez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
33 of 52 experts
37%
Recommended by
19 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 20
Best Rank# 10# 8
Worst Rank# 52# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 32
Best Rank# 16# 27
Worst Rank# 22# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3435
Home Runs1112
RBI3636
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.300.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 22
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 24
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 53
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 11# 21
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 17# 22
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 17
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 18
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 18
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 12# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 14# 21
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 17# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 17
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 20# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 17
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 23# 12
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 26# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 26# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 12
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 15
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 35# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597531
   
Runs11389
   
Hits175149
   
Singles10278
   
Doubles3338
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3829
   
RBI12185
   
Stolen Bases611
   
Caught Stealing37
   
Walks8728
   
Strikeouts127156
   
Batting Average.293.281
   
On Base Pct.387.316
   
Slugging Pct.546.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195216
   
Runs3435
   
Hits5860
   
Singles3434
   
Doubles1214
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3636
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2712
   
Strikeouts4462
   
Batting Average.300.279
   
On Base Pct.386.317
   
Slugging Pct.535.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.921.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 The Braves are looking to lock up 1B Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract extension.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 20th
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday, hitting a single. He also struck out twice a left two men on base in the 5-1 defeat.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
 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
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 on Friday against the White Sox, hitting a solo homer and a double. The Cubs won 10-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 26th
 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
Javier Baez hit seventh on Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and stranded four men on base. The Cubs lost, 2-1.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Sep 24th
 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
Javier Baez hit sixth in the order on Monday and went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single and a strikeout. The Cubs won, 5-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Sep 21st
 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
Javier Baez went 0-for-3 on Friday against the Twins with two strikeouts. The Cubs won, 1-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 19th
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
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs attempted only 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
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
You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros