Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Anthony Rendon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 27
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 160# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 41
Best Rank# 13# 39
Worst Rank# 21# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs8887
Home Runs3224
RBI9593
Stolen Bases105
Batting Average.284.294
   
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The Athletic
# 14# 22
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 30
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 26
   
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# 31# 41
   
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DailyOverlay
# 25# 52
   
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The Athletic
# 13# 27
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 26
   
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USA Today
# 15# 22
   
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# 19# 31
   
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# 9# 31
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 9# 29
   
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Brewer Rat
# 21# 56
   
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The Athletic
# 10# 21
   
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
# 22# 38
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
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# 14# 27
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 25
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 26
   
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Razzball
# 9# 41
   
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RotoBaller
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 13# 35
   
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# 15# 32
   
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# 20# 31
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 22
   
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# 14# 27
   
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# 16# 29
   
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# 7# 26
   
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# 11# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 160# 39
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632529
   
Runs8488
   
Hits188163
   
Singles11393
   
Doubles3544
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3724
   
RBI10792
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks7055
   
Strikeouts10482
   
Batting Average.298.308
   
On Base Pct.367.374
   
Slugging Pct.538.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.909
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595544
   
Runs8887
   
Hits169160
   
Singles10195
   
Doubles3240
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3224
   
RBI9593
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6065
   
Strikeouts10490
   
Batting Average.284.294
   
On Base Pct.349.370
   
Slugging Pct.510.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.876
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Manny Machado hit his 30th homer of the year in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 17th
 Manny Machado went 0-for-5 with a strikeout as the Padres beat the Cubs 9-8 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Padres' 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 5th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Padres' 8-3 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in the Padres' 9-0 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, two runs scored, and a walk in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 32nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Machado has four straight seasons with at least 33 home runs, and has finished as a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues in three of the last four years (he finished a still solid 42nd in 2017). The move to San Diego isn't ideal for his fantasy value, but Petco Park isn't nearly as much of a problem for hitters as it once was, particularly when it comes to right-handed power hitters like Machado. Padres manager Andy Green also sends runners much more frequently than the Orioles or Dodgers do, which could help Machado's stolen base totals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Along with setting personal highs in each element of his .297/.367/.538 slash line, Machado bashed 37 homers and stole 14 bases, a significant development since he stole none in 2016. He has hit 33 homers in at least 690 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons, so he'd probably be considered a first-round lock if not for remaining unsigned. Now that he established 2017's funk as the clear outlier, Machado is a trustworthy stud eligible for shortstop and third (16 games) in most formats. Signing the Padres doesn't kill his worth, but he's someone to target near the Round ½ turn rather than inside the top 10.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros