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Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 37
Best Rank# 17# 19
Worst Rank# 59# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 58
Best Rank# 24# 40
Worst Rank# 31# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3331
Home Runs1312
RBI3636
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.277.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 24# 41
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 31# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 30# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 25# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 20# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 25# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 26# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 24# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 31# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 27# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 22# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 31# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 29# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 26# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 25# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 28
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 31# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 27
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 48# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 56
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats546587
   
Runs9681
   
Hits153150
   
Singles8995
   
Doubles2621
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3832
   
RBI9185
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4865
   
Strikeouts129128
   
Batting Average.280.256
   
On Base Pct.338.334
   
Slugging Pct.537.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.875.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats203213
   
Runs3331
   
Hits5659
   
Singles3335
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3636
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1923
   
Strikeouts5043
   
Batting Average.277.277
   
On Base Pct.340.346
   
Slugging Pct.514.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
  Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
  Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
Notes 
 If you're taking Gleyber Torres as your second baseman, fine. No argument there. But if you're taking him as your shortstop, you're reaching. While young with a bright future ahead of him, thus far, he's proved to be a one-category standout with his power, and that's about it. He isn't bringing you the stolen bases or average that are needed to justify the cost with shortstop being so deep. Pass on him and fill another need."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 As a 22-year-old, Gleyber managed 38 homers, 96 runs and 91 RBIs with a .280 batting average. There is still room for more growth and it would no surprise if he became an MVP candidate this year as a 23-year-old. There isn't enough speed to make him the top fantasy second basemen yet though.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Gleyber had a monster season in 2019 and will be only 23 years old in 2020. A lot of people are fading him this season and I don't understand that much. He will help you everywhere except SBs and has the room to improve his average as well.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy