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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Kris Bryant
Kris Bryant
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Recommended by
29 of 52 experts
Recommended by
23 of 52 experts
ECR# 35# 34
Best Rank# 21# 13
Worst Rank# 60# 82
Composite# 45# 57
Best Rank# 38# 38
Worst Rank# 55# 60
Home Runs1112
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.281.275
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 43
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 54
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 61
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 41
Site Projections
# 48# 54
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 35
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 25
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 40
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 36
Wayne Bretsky
# 32# 37
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 40
Chris Meaney
# 21# 82
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 42
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 42
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 40
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 65
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 44
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 35
Donkey Teeth
# 37# 42
Dan Harris
# 32# 39
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 42
Mick Ciallela
# 34# 39
Ariel Cohen
# 30# 32
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 26
Brendan Tuma
# 32# 46
Carmen Maiorano
# 27# 41
Nate Miller
# 38# 39
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 42
Corbin Young
# 36# 38
Chris Mitchell
# 30# 18
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 28
Andrew Gould
# 33# 32
Mario Mergola
# 33# 30
Rudy Gamble
# 35# 28
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 32
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 19
Andrew Seifter
# 36# 27
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 32
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 31
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 26
Beast Dome
# 45# 13
Pierre Camus
# 47# 35
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 27
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 32
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 39
Nick Mariano
# 54# 32
George Kurtz
# 55# 35
Grey Albright
# 56# 36
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 51
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 32
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 45
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 40
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
Kris Bryant
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
At Bats543587
Home Runs3132
Stolen Bases45
Caught Stealing03
Batting Average.280.256
On Base Pct.380.334
Slugging Pct.519.462
On-base Plus Slugging.900.796
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
Kris Bryant
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
At Bats202214
Home Runs1112
Stolen Bases23
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.281.275
On Base Pct.369.345
Slugging Pct.508.500
On-base Plus Slugging.877.845
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
Kris Bryant
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
 Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 on Sunday with a solo homer off of Reynaldo Lopez and the White Sox. He also walked once and finished the day with two runs and two RBI. The Cubs won, 10-8.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Kris Bryant was back in the Cubs' lineup on Saturday against the White Sox, hitting fifth and playing third base. He went 2-for-4 with a two-out grand slam against Dane Dunning in the fourth inning, and hit a sharp single through the right side of the infield in his previous at-bat. The Cubs lost, 9-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Kris Bryant, who has been sidelined with an oblique injury, is back in the Cubs lineup, playing third and batting fifth on Saturday against the White Sox, as the Cubs try and clinch the NL Central division title.
Ryan Coleman
Sat, Sep 26th
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 Kris Bryant (oblique) is still absent from the Cubs' lineup on Thursday against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
Manny Machado belted his 13th homer of the summer in the Padres' 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 11th
 With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 28-year-old had a fine 2019 season but are we sure there is still a lot of upside with his bat? Statcast says he may have even overachieved last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
 appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic
Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros