Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Manny Machado (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 13
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 35# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 14# 17
Best Rank# 7# 13
Worst Rank# 17# 21
   
Projections 
   
Runs9588
Home Runs1832
RBI8095
Stolen Bases2210
Batting Average.317.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 12# 14
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 23
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 17
   
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# 8# 31
   
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DailyOverlay
# 7# 25
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 12
   
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USA Today
# 14# 15
   
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RotoChamp
# 9# 19
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 15
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 9# 12
   
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CBS Sports
# 6# 11
   
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CBS Sports
# 4# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 13
   
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FantasyPros
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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FantasyPros
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 10# 22
   
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Fantrax
# 9# 15
   
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# 15# 20
   
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BRoto Fantasy
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# 11# 9
   
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The Athletic
# 11# 10
   
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SportsLine
# 11# 8
   
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The Athletic
# 13# 10
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 11
   
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RotoBaller
# 14# 7
   
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Razzball
# 15# 14
   
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Fake Teams
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# 15# 14
   
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The Athletic
# 15# 13
   
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# 15# 13
   
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# 16# 12
   
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# 16# 15
   
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# 17# 7
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 17# 13
   
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Razzball
# 19# 9
   
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# 19# 14
   
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# 19# 8
   
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The Athletic
# 20# 11
   
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# 21# 10
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 21# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 9
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 29# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 21
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats534632
   
Runs8484
   
Hits169188
   
Singles125113
   
Doubles2935
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1337
   
RBI61107
   
Stolen Bases1714
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks5570
   
Strikeouts79104
   
Batting Average.317.298
   
On Base Pct.386.367
   
Slugging Pct.451.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.905
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats582595
   
Runs9588
   
Hits184169
   
Singles128101
   
Doubles3532
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1832
   
RBI8095
   
Stolen Bases2210
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks5660
   
Strikeouts80104
   
Batting Average.317.284
   
On Base Pct.377.349
   
Slugging Pct.483.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.859
   
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Padres' 6-3 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
 Jose Altuve is expected to be out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 26th
Manny Machado hit his 30th homer of the year in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
Manny Machado went 0-for-5 with a strikeout as the Padres beat the Cubs 9-8 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 19th
Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Padres' 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 5th
 Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Padres' 8-3 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Notes 
 It can be easy to be discouraged by Altuve "only" batting .316 with limited power and steals, but the injury seemed to influence his performance much more than most realize. You can expect a return to his 20 homer, 30 steal, 110 runs season with a batting average north of .330
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Altuve is coming off a down year by his high standards, although he still finished just inside the top-60 players in standard 5x5 roto formats. Fantasy owners should expect a modest rebound, but it would be unwise to expect Altuve to fully return to the first round player he once was. His back-to-back 24 HR seasons in 2016 and 2017 always looked unsustainable based on his high ground ball rate, and while last year's 13 homers may be his floor in that department, fantasy owners shouldn't realistically expect more than 15-17. Meanwhile, Altuve's sprint speed is down and his stolen base attempts have declined for five straight years, suggesting that he may not steal 20 bases, let alone 30.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Machado has four straight seasons with at least 33 home runs, and has finished as a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues in three of the last four years (he finished a still solid 42nd in 2017). The move to San Diego isn't ideal for his fantasy value, but Petco Park isn't nearly as much of a problem for hitters as it once was, particularly when it comes to right-handed power hitters like Machado. Padres manager Andy Green also sends runners much more frequently than the Orioles or Dodgers do, which could help Machado's stolen base totals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Last year's consensus No. 2 pick, Altuve stumbled to just 13 homers and 17 steals in 137 games. Despite the down year, drafters should pounce if the 2017 AL MVP falls into the second round. He was batting .342 through June before a knee injury interfered, eventually forcing the first DL appearance of his career. After an offseason to heal, he should veer closer to 20-homer, 25-steal form with a sky-high average and plenty of scoring output in Houston's star-studded lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Along with setting personal highs in each element of his .297/.367/.538 slash line, Machado bashed 37 homers and stole 14 bases, a significant development since he stole none in 2016. He has hit 33 homers in at least 690 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons, so he'd probably be considered a first-round lock if not for remaining unsigned. Now that he established 2017's funk as the clear outlier, Machado is a trustworthy stud eligible for shortstop and third (16 games) in most formats. Signing the Padres doesn't kill his worth, but he's someone to target near the Round ½ turn rather than inside the top 10.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros