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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
28 of 45 experts
38%
Recommended by
17 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 36
Best Rank# 21# 19
Worst Rank# 60# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 59
Best Rank# 39# 41
Worst Rank# 56# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3629
Home Runs1113
RBI2934
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.285.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 53
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 37
   
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
# 42# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 42
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 19
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 33
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 31
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 35
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 32
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 55# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 59# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543587
   
Runs10881
   
Hits152150
   
Singles8595
   
Doubles3521
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3132
   
RBI7785
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks7465
   
Strikeouts145128
   
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
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202214
   
Runs3629
   
Hits5859
   
Singles3235
   
Doubles1310
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI2934
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2923
   
Strikeouts5443
   
Batting Average.285.277
   
On Base Pct.373.347
   
Slugging Pct.512.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.886.849
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
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
 Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
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
 Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
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
 Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
 
 Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
 
Notes 
 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
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
 Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
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
 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
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