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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 37
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 22# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 18# 58
Best Rank# 16# 40
Worst Rank# 23# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3331
Home Runs1112
RBI3536
Stolen Bases93
Batting Average.280.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 9# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 15# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 14# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 17# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 22# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 13# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 15# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 10# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 11# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 15# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 17# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 17# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 7# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 11# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 10# 26
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 14# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 9# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats482587
   
Runs6881
   
Hits123150
   
Singles6495
   
Doubles3321
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2332
   
RBI8385
   
Stolen Bases245
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks5265
   
Strikeouts74128
   
Batting Average.255.256
   
On Base Pct.327.334
   
Slugging Pct.479.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.806.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197213
   
Runs3331
   
Hits5559
   
Singles2935
   
Doubles1410
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3536
   
Stolen Bases93
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2523
   
Strikeouts2943
   
Batting Average.280.277
   
On Base Pct.362.346
   
Slugging Pct.520.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in an 8-5 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Mar 8th
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 
 We've seen the absolute floor and absolute ceiling for Ramírez in 2019, and man, was it the tell of two seasons for him. Even with the early-season struggles, Ramírez posted a 23-homer, 24-steal season. Just because he struggled in the first part of the 2019 season doesn't mean he'll struggle in the first part of this season, but it also doesn't mean that he'll post the numbers that he posted in the latter months of the 2019 season. Still, the production is worth the slight risk.
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
 Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
Dan Harris - 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
 Ramirez is certainly an interesting case because he only finished 15th among fantasy third basemen in 2019 but finished the year so strong that many are remembering why he was a first round pick to begin with. Ramirez is a near-ock to go 20/20 again but with upside for that majestic 40/35 season with a strong average.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Strange 2019 and yet still a very productive one. 25/15/.280 feels like his Floor with 30/25/.300 as a reachable Ceiling. Safe and yet elite. That pushes him this high and justifiably higher for owners that aren't buying into the idea that SP is thin and needs to be poached earlier than in past years.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData