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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 37
Best Rank# 19# 19
Worst Rank# 67# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 57
Best Rank# 42# 40
Worst Rank# 66# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3131
Home Runs1112
RBI3235
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.282.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 54
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 50
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 42
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 33
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats314587
   
Runs5181
   
Hits95150
   
Singles5195
   
Doubles2321
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs1932
   
RBI4985
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks2565
   
Strikeouts107128
   
Batting Average.303.256
   
On Base Pct.368.334
   
Slugging Pct.570.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.938.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202212
   
Runs3131
   
Hits5758
   
Singles3235
   
Doubles1310
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3235
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1523
   
Strikeouts6143
   
Batting Average.282.275
   
On Base Pct.333.345
   
Slugging Pct.512.499
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.844
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
  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 
 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
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
 In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
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
 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
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