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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
39 of 45 experts
13%
Recommended by
6 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 32
Best Rank# 18# 20
Worst Rank# 68# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 59
Best Rank# 28# 36
Worst Rank# 47# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs1311
RBI3336
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.283.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 51
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 24# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 30# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 35
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 19# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 28
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats479512
   
Runs9689
   
Hits139150
   
Singles7791
   
Doubles2029
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3927
   
RBI9694
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks6771
   
Strikeouts11386
   
Batting Average.290.293
   
On Base Pct.381.405
   
Slugging Pct.589.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.970.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199200
   
Runs3934
   
Hits5658
   
Singles3335
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1311
   
RBI3336
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2628
   
Strikeouts4733
   
Batting Average.283.290
   
On Base Pct.366.376
   
Slugging Pct.527.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.893.885
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
 George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
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
  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
  Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Thursday's spring game against the Rangers due to a blister.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
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
 If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts