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Who Should I Draft?

Javier Baez or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 37
Best Rank# 12# 19
Worst Rank# 53# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 31# 58
Best Rank# 26# 40
Worst Rank# 66# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3431
Home Runs1212
RBI3736
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.280.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 23# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 23# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 27# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 27# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 17# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 22# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 26# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 21# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 30# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 30# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 18# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 18# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 23# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 21# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 30# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 13# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 26
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 25# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 17# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 22# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 27# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 53# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531587
   
Runs8981
   
Hits149150
   
Singles7895
   
Doubles3821
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2932
   
RBI8585
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks2865
   
Strikeouts156128
   
Batting Average.281.256
   
On Base Pct.316.334
   
Slugging Pct.531.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.847.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats216213
   
Runs3431
   
Hits6059
   
Singles3335
   
Doubles1410
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI3736
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1223
   
Strikeouts6243
   
Batting Average.280.277
   
On Base Pct.316.346
   
Slugging Pct.521.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
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
 Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
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 
 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
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
 The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
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
 I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 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
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