Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Manny Machado (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 13
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 31# 160
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 17
Best Rank# 3# 13
Worst Rank# 8# 21
   
Projections 
   
Runs10188
Home Runs3032
RBI9895
Stolen Bases2510
Batting Average.289.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 5# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 31
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 6# 25
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 13
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 7# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 15
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 3# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 11
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 4# 12
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 3# 11
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 15
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 4# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 3# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 4# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 3# 13
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 7# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 14
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 7# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 31# 160
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 6# 10
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 4# 11
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 12# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 8# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 14
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 3# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 8
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 14
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 10
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 3# 7
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 12# 22
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 3# 8
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 15
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 8# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 16
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 3# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 9
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 9
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats578632
   
Runs11084
   
Hits156188
   
Singles75113
   
Doubles3835
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs3937
   
RBI105107
   
Stolen Bases3414
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks10670
   
Strikeouts80104
   
Batting Average.270.298
   
On Base Pct.387.367
   
Slugging Pct.552.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.905
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569595
   
Runs10188
   
Hits165169
   
Singles89101
   
Doubles4132
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs3032
   
RBI9895
   
Stolen Bases2510
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks7860
   
Strikeouts75104
   
Batting Average.289.284
   
On Base Pct.375.349
   
Slugging Pct.538.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.914.859
   
  Jose Ramirez
2B,3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a triple, a walk, two runs, and two RBI in a 13-4 win over Detroit.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 15th
Manny Machado went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and his 16th stolen base of the season on Sunday against the Yankees.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Manny Machado collected four hits in Friday's 16-12 win over the Rockies in Coors, including a homer to go along with two RBI and four runs scored.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a steal in a 9-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Manny Machado went 3-for-5 with two homers, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 9-6 on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 0-for-3 in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 2nd
Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a walk as the Padres lost to the Giants on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two walks and a steal in a 7-5 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 29th
Manny Machado went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Notes 
 A second-half slump removed Ramirez from the AL MVP and No. 1 pick conversations. Don't punish him too severely for the .218 batting average after the All-Star break, as the 26-year-old infielder still tallied 39 homers, 34 steals and 26 more walks (106) than strikeouts (80). Given his excellent plate approach and career 88.0% contact rate, his average should improve from .270 closer to his .285 career norm if he curtails last year's pop-up woes (13.0%). After giving everyone a late scare in spring with a knee injury, he's expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - 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
 Jose Ramirez may have been the best fantasy player in baseball last year, knocking 39 homers with 34 steals, 110 runs and 105 RBIs, but he is still 1-C behind both Trout and Mookie Betts because of their consistent production over the last three seasons
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Ramirez was the fourth-most valuable player in standard 5x5 leagues last season, according to Baseball Monster, trailing only J.D. Martinez, Christian Yelich, and Mookie Betts. And that was with a .270 batting average that was 15 points below Ramirez's career .285 mark, due to an abnormally low .252 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). While Ramirez's average is very likely to rise, his career-high 39 home runs and 34 stolen bases are should go in the opposite direction. Still, we're talking about a player who can produce a 30-20 season with a plus batting average. It's hard to argue too much with his current ADP of third overall behind Mookie Betts and Mike Trout.
Andrew Seifter - 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