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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Anthony Rendon (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 17
Best Rank# 11# 14
Worst Rank# 25# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 28
Best Rank# 16# 25
Worst Rank# 21# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs9291
Home Runs3528
RBI105100
Stolen Bases103
Batting Average.278.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 15# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 18
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 13# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 14# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 13# 17
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 34
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 12# 18
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 21# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 15
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 19
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 22
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 15# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 19
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 19
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 25# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 13# 19
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 13# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 13# 19
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 17
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 18
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 23
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 13# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 21# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats224189
   
Runs4429
   
Hits6854
   
Singles3933
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs169
   
RBI4731
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2638
   
Strikeouts3731
   
Batting Average.304.286
   
On Base Pct.370.418
   
Slugging Pct.580.497
   
On-base Plus Slugging.950.916
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587542
   
Runs9291
   
Hits162157
   
Singles9689
   
Doubles2936
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs3528
   
RBI105100
   
Stolen Bases103
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks6580
   
Strikeouts11392
   
Batting Average.278.292
   
On Base Pct.350.384
   
Slugging Pct.510.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.860.904
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
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
Los Angeles Angels' third baseman Anthony Rendon (hip) will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a right hip impingement.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 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
There is nothing new on Anthony Rendon. He is still a couple of weeks away and will have rehab games before returning.
Corbin Young
Tue, Jul 27th
 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
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (hamstring) still isn't feeling better and won't return until late July, early August.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 16th
 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
The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon on the 10-day IL due to a hamstring strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 6th
 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
Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (hamstring) is expected to avoid the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 5th
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
Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
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
It's maddening how underrated Rendon continues to be among fantasy analysts. His wOBA and xwOBA both finished in the 92nd percentile or better for the third straight season. Additionally, he'll have a full season of hitting behind Mike Trout in 2021, which will obviously be fantastic for his RBI totals. Rendon is currently going around pick 40 in NFBC drafts, an ADP that makes him an appealing target for fantasy managers who start SP-SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 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