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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
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
ECR# 33# 37
Best Rank# 19# 19
Worst Rank# 67# 82
Composite# 49# 57
Best Rank# 42# 40
Worst Rank# 66# 63
Home Runs1112
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.282.275
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
# 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
# 36# 82
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 34
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 42
Mario Mergola
# 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
# 40# 42
Dan Harris
# 27# 39
Pierre Camus
# 29# 35
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 42
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 32
Ariel Cohen
# 34# 36
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 39
Chris Mitchell
# 39# 42
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 42
George Kurtz
# 36# 35
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 19
Andrew Seifter
# 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
# 40# 34
Nick Mariano
# 40# 35
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 33
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 39
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 26
Bobby Sylvester
# 42# 33
Bill Dubiel
# 44# 43
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 40
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 42
Nate Miller
# 55# 39
Carmen Maiorano
# 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
Home Runs1932
Stolen Bases95
Caught Stealing33
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
Home Runs1112
Stolen Bases53
Caught Stealing21
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
  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
 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