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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 37
Best Rank# 23# 20
Worst Rank# 116# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 58
Best Rank# 40# 44
Worst Rank# 68# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3133
Home Runs1010
RBI3234
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.278.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 62
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 30# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 24# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 38# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 26# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 34
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 33# 40
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 43
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 33
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 36# 34
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 20
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 34
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 32
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 37
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 37
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 27
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 34
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 40# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 28
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 31
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 49# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 41
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 65# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 116# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats314512
   
Runs5189
   
Hits95150
   
Singles5191
   
Doubles2329
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1927
   
RBI4994
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks2571
   
Strikeouts10786
   
Batting Average.303.293
   
On Base Pct.368.405
   
Slugging Pct.570.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.938.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202191
   
Runs3133
   
Hits5655
   
Singles3233
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI3234
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1626
   
Strikeouts6132
   
Batting Average.278.285
   
On Base Pct.330.371
   
Slugging Pct.506.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Keston Hiura went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts and a run scored in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
Anthony Rizzo is not focused on his $16.5M contract option that the Cubs can exercise for 2021.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Keston Hiura went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
Anthony Rizzo homered in the top of the first inning Wednesday to put the Cubs up 1-0. It was his 11th of the season and second in two days. For the second straight game, the Rizzo blast was the only time the Cubs scored.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 24th
 Keston Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during the loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
Anthony Rizzo drove an eighth-inning pitch into the rightfield stands to tie the game. It was his 10th home run of the season, and the first to come with a runner on.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Keston Hiura went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk while recording four total RBI in the Brewers' 18-3 Tuesday night victory over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
Anthony Rizzo walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning Friday. He would come around to score and the run would hold up as the Cubs would win 1-0.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 19th
 Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 13th
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 on Tuesday with a hit-by-pitch and RBI against the Indians. The Cubs won, 6-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Sep 15th
Notes 
 Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
I consider 1B's less valuable and while Rizzo is a heck of a hitter, I can't draft them or him as high as equal or dual-threat guys. I do still take him before the next tier of SP, which begins with Castillo and Corbin.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Love the player but the price is aggressive. Could be a 30/20 asset with a .300 average if everything breaks right. Could also have a sophomore slump
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports