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Who Should I Draft?

Kevin Newman or Kolten Wong (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
Kolten Wong
2B - STL
Kolten Wong
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
31 of 44 experts
30%
Recommended by
13 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 123# 130
Best Rank# 78# 92
Worst Rank# 206# 173
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 206# 213
Best Rank# 189# 204
Worst Rank# 223# 378
   
Projections 
   
Runs2424
Home Runs44
RBI2121
Stolen Bases67
Batting Average.285.274
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 144
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 117# 134
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 115# 173
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 102
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 131# 139
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 129# 139
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 128# 158
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 128# 139
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 121# 124
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 122# 127
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 110# 144
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 110
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 127# 141
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 106# 159
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 121# 134
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 107# 133
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 121# 127
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 127# 142
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 113# 120
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 102# 112
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 128# 164
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 154# 165
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 145# 165
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 137# 154
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 109# 150
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 125# 161
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 112# 167
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 107# 118
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 120# 140
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 124# 132
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 84# 92
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 102# 101
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 122# 113
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 133# 118
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 135# 125
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 143# 121
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 149# 143
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 151# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 156# 126
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 164# 132
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 164# 121
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 186# 125
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 192# 125
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 206# 130
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
Kolten Wong
2B - STL
Kolten Wong
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats493478
   
Runs6161
   
Hits152136
   
Singles11496
   
Doubles2025
   
Triples64
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI6459
   
Stolen Bases1624
   
Caught Stealing84
   
Walks2847
   
Strikeouts6283
   
Batting Average.308.285
   
On Base Pct.354.361
   
Slugging Pct.446.423
   
On-base Plus Slugging.800.784
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
Kolten Wong
2B - STL
Kolten Wong
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196178
   
Runs2424
   
Hits5649
   
Singles4133
   
Doubles910
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs44
   
RBI2121
   
Stolen Bases67
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks1218
   
Strikeouts2832
   
Batting Average.285.274
   
On Base Pct.326.340
   
Slugging Pct.404.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.730.757
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kevin Newman
2B,SS - PIT
Kevin Newman
Kolten Wong
2B - STL
Kolten Wong
News 
  Kolten Wong left Sunday‚Äôs Grapefruit League game against the Mets after being hit by a pitch in the lower leg.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 8th
Notes 
 Newman played well in his first taste of big-league action, but he's already 26 years old, so the ceiling is limited.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Wong has had an up-and-down career so far, which has seemingly come year-to-year. He's guaranteed playing time thanks to his defense, at the very least.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 A leadoff hitter who bat .308 last year with 12 home runs and 16 steals in just 130 games? What's not to like? Fine, he is one of the worst in the league in terms of barrel percentage and hard hit rate but even still, he had an expected batting average of .291 last year. Newman won't blow you away, but he'll chip in everywhere, especially the scarce categories. Don't forget about him on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Don't look now, but Wong was actually great last year, hitting .285 with 24 steals and a dozen homers. While he hasn't exactly been consistent in his career, repeating those type of numbers would make him a downright steal late in drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Newman was expected to hit for average with 15-20 steals but just because he accomplished it as a rookie doesn't mean we can quite expect that performance in 2020. Rather, his MLB season was actually better than anything he ever did in the minors.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 Had a tremendous rookie season. Hard to gauge whether it is repeatable as it was better than his stops in the minors. Luckily, you don't have to pay a high price to find out.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy