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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Alex Bregman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 25
Best Rank# 11# 13
Worst Rank# 25# 46
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 34
Best Rank# 16# 27
Worst Rank# 21# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs9296
Home Runs3529
RBI10595
Stolen Bases105
Batting Average.278.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 26
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 20
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 36
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 13# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 21
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 18
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 30
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 26
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 27
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 15# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 26
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 13# 20
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 13# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 25
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 26
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 44
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 24
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 13# 45
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 16# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 21# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats224153
   
Runs4419
   
Hits6837
   
Singles3918
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs166
   
RBI4722
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2624
   
Strikeouts3726
   
Batting Average.304.242
   
On Base Pct.370.350
   
Slugging Pct.580.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.950.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587538
   
Runs9296
   
Hits162149
   
Singles9680
   
Doubles2936
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3529
   
RBI10595
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks6591
   
Strikeouts11386
   
Batting Average.278.281
   
On Base Pct.350.386
   
Slugging Pct.510.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.903
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 Manny Machado went 2-for-5 in the game, hitting two singles, scoring once and driving in a run in the process. He also struck out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 23rd
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a single against the Angels on Thursday evening. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
 Manny Machado went 3-for-5 on Tuesday, hitting two solo home runs and a single.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 22nd
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He also drew a pair of walks in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 19th
 Manny Machado went 3-for-4 on Saturday, hitting two singles and a double, scoring twice and driving in a run in the process.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 2-for-3 with a single and two-run homer against the Rangers on Monday evening. He also walked and struck out in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Texas by a score of 15-1.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, Sep 14th
 Manny Machado was 2-for-4 on the day, hitting a double and a homer, driving in two runs and scoring once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 5th
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman hit a pinch-hit solo homer against the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon. Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 8-5.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
 Manny Machado was just 1-for-4 with a double on Wednesday. He also made a costly throwing error in the third inning and resulted in an extra run scoring.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 2nd
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 3-for-5 with a single, double and two-run homer against the Mariners on Tuesday. He finished the day with three RBI as Houston ultimately defeated Seattle by a score of 5-4 in 10 innings.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Sep 8th
Notes 
 Machado was on pace to set career highs in most statistical categories other than steals after last year's 60-game season. He set career bests in strikeout and walk rates and, most importantly to fantasy managers, batting average, where he checked in at .304. Machado's batting average was earned (he had an identica .304 xBA), and came on the back of him cutting his ground ball rate to a career low 37.2% and his line drive rate to a career high 22%. Machado is still just entering his age-29 season, and will continue to bat in a loaded lineup. Expect some regression from his batting average, but all his other stellar numbers should remain on par, meaning it will be another outstanding season that is worth a second-round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
2020 was just a bad season for Bregman, plain and simple. He missed time with a hamstring injury, and generally regressed in every major statistical category. Considering that Bregman will be just 27 years old on Opening Day and had batted .291 with 72 home runs combined over the previous two seasons, fantasy managers can probably just throw out most of what they saw from him in 2020. He'll continue to be an upper echelon option at third base and considering his strong walk and strikeout rates, an even better one in points leagues. He's been battling a hamstring issue for most of camp, but as of now, he doesn't look like he'll miss much, if any, time, so draft him accordingly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Being picked at his ceiling, which is always a no-no for me. Was all over him last season with his depressed ADP, now it is too high, and I will have very little shares.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
60 game season and people forget how good Bregman is. Such an easy pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Machado rode a career-year all the way to a third place finish in the National League MVP voting last summer. He proved to be a massive bargain in fantasy drafts following a disappointing 2019 campaign. Perhaps we never should've overreacted to his first year in San Diego, as Machado remains a tremendous talent. The issue with drafting him in 2021 is that we're paying a premium now. He'll need to produce at a similar rate as last year to pay off his aggressive ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros