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Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Matt Olson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 41
Best Rank# 10# 21
Worst Rank# 53# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 61
Best Rank# 14# 42
Worst Rank# 19# 70
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs1214
RBI3737
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.302.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 17# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 13# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 12# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 12# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 11# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 19# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 12# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 12# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 51
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 12# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 14# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 12# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 66
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 11# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 35
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597483
   
Runs11373
   
Hits175129
   
Singles10267
   
Doubles3326
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs3836
   
RBI12191
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks8751
   
Strikeouts127138
   
Batting Average.293.267
   
On Base Pct.387.351
   
Slugging Pct.546.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.933.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194198
   
Runs3431
   
Hits5952
   
Singles3428
   
Doubles1310
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI3737
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2723
   
Strikeouts4358
   
Batting Average.302.262
   
On Base Pct.388.340
   
Slugging Pct.548.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
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
Matt Olson went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday’s match up with the Dodgers. He is hitting .125 with a .550 OPS so far this spring.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 The Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
 
 1B Freddie Freeman has tested positive for Coronavirus, per Braves’ manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 
 Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and should return Friday, according to manager Brian Snitker.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
 
 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
 
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
Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
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
After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
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
If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy